Stuart Foster/Helen Hyde – Teaching and Learning about the Holocaust in School: Challenges and Issues for Contemporary Society

Stuart Foster’s presentation will draw on the results of two landmark research studies to explore key contemporary issues and challenges associated with teaching the Holocaust in English secondary schools. The first study (2009) offers fascinating insights into the perspectives and practice of more than 2,000 teachers. The second study (due to be published in June 2015) explores students’ knowledge and understanding of the Holocaust. It is the world’s largest study of its kind and involves more than 9,000 secondary school students. Together these two studies provide a compelling portrait of what is being taught and learned in our schools and raises important questions about the significance and meaning of the Holocaust in contemporary society. The presentation will be chaired by Dame Helen Hyde.

Mark Gardner – Contemporary Antisemitism in Britain

  Event Date: 23 March 2015 The Wiener Library 29 Russell Square London WC1B 5DP   The Wiener Library presents: Mark Gardner – Contemporary Antisemitism in Britain Mark Gardner will discuss contemporary antisemitism, including developments from the 1990s to the present day and whether or not it is accurate to state that antisemitism is increasing. This will draw upon much …

Antisemitism in Contemporary Europe: A Conversation between Deborah Lipstadt and Anthony Julius

  Event Date: 26 February 2015 The Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists 27 Sussex Place, London NW1 4RG   The Wiener Library presents: Antisemitism in Contemporary Europe: A Conversation between Deborah Lipstadt and Anthony Julius This event launched a wider series of public talks and lectures on contemporary Antisemitism, organised by The Wiener Library, entitled ‘The New Jewish Question? …

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 …

Sanctioned Laughter: Humour, War and Dictatorship in Twentieth Century Europe

Event Date: 10 May 2013 The Wiener Library 29 Russell Square, London WC1B 5DP The Pears Institute for the Study of Antisemitism and the Wiener Library London present: Sanctioned Laughter: Humour, War and Dictatorship in Twentieth Century Europe What was the relationship between power and laughter in the fascist and communist dictatorships of the twentieth century? This workshop will examine …

British Fascism, Anti-Fascism and Jewish Defence

                                              Event Date: 7 March 2013 The Wiener Library 29 Russell Square, London WC1B 5DP The Wiener Library and The Board of Deputies of British Jews present: British Fascism, Anti-Fascism and Jewish Defence This one-day conference is held in partnership with The Board of Deputies of British …

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Martin Polley – If I ever did one good thing: Ludwig Guttmann, Stoke Mandeville and the Birth of the Paralympics

  Event Date: 22 August 2012 The Wiener Library 29 Russell Square London WC1B 5DP  The Wiener Library presents: “If I ever did one good thing”: Ludwig Guttmann, Stoke Mandeville and the Birth of the Paralympics A talk by Dr Martin Polley (University of Southampton) In the 1940s the gifted German-Jewish surgeon Ludwig Guttmann pioneered wheelchair sports at Stoke Mandeville …

Geoffrey Alderman – Defending the Indefensible: Reflections on the Anglo-Jewish Reaction to Domestic Antisemitism, 1931 – 1940

Event Date: 6 Dec 2011 The Wiener Library 29 Russell Square, London WC1B 5DP Making History: Archives, Artefacts and Interpreting the Past lecture series in partnership with the Wiener Library   Professor Geoffrey Alderman (University of Buckingham): Defending the Indefensible: Reflections on the Anglo-Jewish Reaction to Domestic Antisemitism, 1931 – 1940 During the 1930s Britain’s Jewish leadership felt itself compelled …

Geoff Eley – Empire by Land or Sea? Germany’s Imperial Imaginary, 1870-1945

13 May 2010 – This talk seeks to take stock of the current upsurge of interest in German colonialism in order to revisit the much older debates of the 1960s and 1970s prompted by the Fischer Controversy and the work of Hans-Ulrich Wehler concerning social imperialism, the sources of German authoritarianism, and the continuities in German expansionism between Bismarck and Hitler.