Shaul Bassi – The Ghetto Of Venice: Past, Present, Future

Event Date: 27 March 2017 Room B33 Birkbeck Main Building Birkbeck, University of London Malet Street London WC1E 7HX The Pears Institute for the Study of Antisemitism presents: Professor Shaul Bassi (Ca’Foscari University, Venice) – The Ghetto Of Venice: Past, Present, Future The word ghetto was coined in Venice in 1516, it was later applied to other Jewish areas in …

Jonathan Boyarin – Genealogies of the Future

  Event Date: 9 December 2015 Jewish Museum London, Raymond Burton House, 129-131 Albert Street, London NW1 7NB The Pears Institute for the Study of Antisemitism presents: Professor Jonathan Boyarin (Cornell) – Genealogies of the Future The work of determining lines of Jewish kinship is primarily understood as oriented toward the past, as a recovery of memory or “heritage,” often in …

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Roger Luckhurst – Blood Fractions: the Octoroon and Other Fantasies

  Event Date: 26 November 2015 Jewish Museum London, Raymond Burton House, 129-131 Albert Street, London NW1 7NB The Pears Institute for the Study of Antisemitism  presents: Professor Roger Luckhurst (Birkbeck) – Blood Fractions: the Octoroon and Other Fantasies In the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, the slave trade, colonial administration and racial science developed a whole structure and language for …

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Europe’s Migrant Crisis and the Populist Right

            Event Date: 23 November 2015 Wolfson Suite, Institute of Historical Research, Senate House, Malet Street, London, WC1E 7HU The Pears Institute for the Study of Antisemitism  in collaboration with the Department of Politics, Birkbeck, University of London presents: Europe’s Migrant Crisis and the Populist Right The UK Independence Party, Danish People’s Party and French …

Race, Equality and the Law

Event Date: 16 June 2015 Room B33 Birkbeck University of London Malet Street London, WC1E 7HX   The Pears Institute for the Study of Antisemitism presents: Race, Equality and the Law This collaborative event marks the 50th anniversary of the UK’s first Race Relations Act. Three scholars working in this field reflect on the history of race relations law in …

Histories of Prejudice: Persecuting Others

Event Date: 3 July 2014 Room B20 Birkbeck Main Building, Birkbeck, University of London Malet St London, WC1E 7HX   The Pears Institute for the Study of Antisemitism in partnership with the Department of History, Classics and Archaeology, Birkbeck, University of London and the Raphael Samuel History Centre presents: Histories of Prejudice: Persecuting Others This round-table discussion considers the histories, …

Pogroms: Contemporary Reactions to Antisemitic Violence in Europe 1815-1950

Event Date: 30 May 2014 The Wiener Library 29 Russell Square, London WC1B 5DP The Wiener Library London and the Pears Institute for the Study of Antisemitism present: Pogroms: Contemporary Reactions to Antisemitic Violence in Europe 1815-1950 What were the reactions of contemporaries to antisemitic violence in 19th and early 20th century Europe and how did they differ from our …

Richard Overy – “No Stab in the Back!” Race, Labour and the Nationalist Socialist Regime under the Bombs, 1940-45

  Event Date: 27 March 2014 Room B35 Birkbeck Main Building Birkbeck, University of London Malet Street London WC1E 7HX   The Pears Institute for the Study of Antisemitism presents: Professor Richard Overy (Exeter) – “No Stab in the Back!” Race, Labour and the Nationalist Socialist Regime under the Bombs, 1940-45 It is often argued that the Hitler regime was …

Racialization and Religion

  Event Date: 2 December 2013 Room B35 Birkbeck Main Building Birkbeck, University of London Malet Street London WC1E 7HX   The Pears Institute for the Study of Antisemitism in partnership with the Centre for Civil Society and Citizenship, Northumbria University presents: A roundtable discussion on Racialization and Religion This collaborative event marks the publication of a new and ground-breaking …

Philip Spencer – The Recurrence of Genocide Since the Holocaust

    Event Date: 5 November 2013 Room B01 Clore Management Building Birkbeck University of London Torrington Sq. London WC1E 7JL The Pears Institute for the Study of Anti-Semitism presents: Professor Philip Spencer (Kingston University) – The Recurrence of Genocide Since the Holocaust The Holocaust was followed by the Genocide Convention, aimed explicitly at ridding mankind of this ‘odious scourge’. …