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 …

The Left and Jews in Britain Today

Event Date: 3 November 2015 Room B33 Birkbeck University of London Malet Street London, WC1E 7HX The Pears Institute for the Study of Antisemitism presents: The Left and Jews in Britain Today The relationship between Jews and the British left has long been a source of controversy and, sometimes, acrimony. Support for the Palestinians and criticism (some argue the ‘demonization’) …

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? …

Israel and Antisemitism in Britain: Now and in the Future

The summer of 2014 will be remembered by many for the conflict between Israel and Gaza brought so vividly into our homes through daily news reporting.  Its repercussions were also felt in Britain in another way, marked by a dramatic increase in recorded antisemitic incidents. This panel discussion will reflect on the ways in which antisemitism figured in the controversies caused by the conflict. 

Miri Rubin – A Life, a Death, a Legacy: Writing the History of Ritual Murder

Event Date: 3 November 2014 Room B34 Birkbeck Main Building, Birkbeck, University of London Malet St London, WC1E 7HX   The Pears Institute for the Study of Antisemitism presents: Professor Miri Rubin (QMUL) – A Life, a Death, a Legacy: Writing the History of Ritual Murder The Life and Passion of William of Norwich, written in the twelfth century by …

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, …

Maud Mandel – Muslims and Jews in France: History of a Conflict

  Event Date: 15 May 2014 Bloomsbury Suite, Friends House, 173 Euston Road, London, NW1 2BJ   The Pears Institute for the Study of Antisemitism presents: Professor Maud Mandel (Brown) – Muslims and Jews in France: History of a Conflict Professor Mandel will speak about the global, national and local originsof the conflict that has long shadowed Muslim-Jewish relations in …