Robert Priest – The Oberammergau Passion Play: Actors, Audiences, Antisemitism c.1860-1910

  Event Date: 4 November 2019 Room B35 Birkbeck, University of London Torrington Sq. entrance Malet St London WC1E 7HX The Pears Institute for the Study of Antisemitism presents: Dr Robert Priest (RHUL) – The Oberammergau Passion Play: Actors, Audiences, Antisemitism c.1860-1910 The Passion Play at Oberammergau, Germany is one of the world’s longest running dramatic performances. Staged regularly by …

Hasia Diner – On the Road: Jewish Peddling and the Shaping of Jewish History

  Event Date: 17 June 2019 Room B01 Clore Management Centre Birkbeck, University of London Torrington Sq London WC1E 7HX The Pears Institute for the Study of Antisemitism presents: Professor Hasia Diner (New York)  – On the Road: Jewish Peddling and the Shaping of Jewish History In the long history of Jews and business, few phenomena have been more formative …

Adam Teller – From Amsterdam to Istanbul: Fundraising and Jewish Refugee Relief in the Seventeenth Century

  Event Date: 22 May 2019 Room B01 Clore Management Centre Birkbeck, University of London Torrington Sq London WC1E 7HX The Pears Institute for the Study of Antisemitism presents: Professor Adam Teller (Brown) – From Amsterdam to Istanbul: Fundraising and Jewish Refugee Relief in the Seventeenth Century This lecture examines the ways in which Jews across Europe and Asia co-operated …

Ron Zweig – German Reparations and the Impact of Post War Jewish Politics

  Event Date: 21 March 2019 Room B33 Birkbeck, University of London Torrington Sq. entrance Malet St London WC1E 7HX The Pears Institute for the Study of Antisemitism presents: Professor Ron Zweig (NYU) – German Reparations and the Impact of Post War Jewish Politics Reparations from the West-German government for the material destruction of European Jewry by Nazi Germany were …

Steven Zipperstein – Excavating Philip Roth: On Beginning a Biographical Study

  Event Date: 11 March 2019 Sir David Davies LT (G08) Roberts Building University College London Gower St London WC1E 6BT The Pears Institute for the Study of Antisemitism presents: Professor Steven Zipperstein (Stanford) – Excavating Philip Roth: On Beginning a Biographical Study Philip Roth is among the world’s most highly regarded writers of contemporary fiction. He is also among …

Richard Evans – ‘Warrant for Genocide’? Hitler, the Holocaust and the ‘Protocols of the Elders of Zion’

  Event Date: 4 February 2019 Room B34 Birkbeck University of London Malet St Bloomsbury London WC1E 7HX The Pears Institute for the Study of Antisemitism  in collaboration with the Institute of Historical Research presents: Holocaust Memorial Day Event Sir Richard J Evans (Cambridge) – ‘Warrant for Genocide’? Hitler, the Holocaust and the ‘Protocols of the Elders of Zion’ The …

Challenging Denial: from Slavery to the Holocaust

    Event Date: 7 November 2018 Room B33 Birkbeck Main Building Birkbeck University of London Malet St London WC1E 7HX The Pears Institute for the Study of Antisemitism presents: Challenging Denial: from Slavery to the Holocaust Speakers: Dr Caroline Bressey (UCL), Dr Keith Kahn-Harris (Birkbeck) and  Professor Bruna Seu (Birkbeck). Laws prohibiting the denial of the Holocaust have been …

Lewis Gordon – Jews of Colour: Race and Afro-Jewishness

    Event Date: 26 June 2018 Room B01 Clore Management Centre Birkbeck University of London London WC1E 7JL The Pears Institute for the Study of Antisemitism  presents: Professor Lewis Gordon (University of Connecticut) – Jews of Colour: Race and Afro-Jewishness This lecture addresses the question of Jews of colour. As some Jews became ‘white’ in the twentieth century, large …

Ulrike Weckel – Shaming with Images: German Responses to Atrocity Films, 1945-46

Event Date: 31 January 2018 Wolfson Suite Institute of Historical Research Senate House Malet Street London WC1E 7HU The Pears Institute for the Study of Antisemitism presents: Professor Ulrike Weckel (Justus Liebig University Gießen) – Shaming with Images: German Responses to Atrocity Films, 1945-46 For a long time, scholars have been convinced that films produced by the Allies documenting atrocities …

Tim Cole – ‘Please mind the gap’: integrated histories and geographies of the Holocaust and Holocaust memory

Event Date: 10 January 2018 Room B01 Clore Management Centre Birkbeck, University of London Torrington Square London WC1E 7JL The Pears Institute for the Study of Antisemitism presents: Professor Tim Cole (Bristol) – ‘Please mind the gap’: integrated histories and geographies of the Holocaust and Holocaust memory This lecture is part of the ‘Beyond Camps and Forced Labour’ 2018 conference. …