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. …

Cosmopolitanism – Jewish and Postcolonial Perspectives

Event Date: 11 December 2017 Room B01 Clore Management Centre Birkbeck, University of London Torrington Square London WC1E 7JL The Pears Institute for the Study of Antisemitism in collaboration with the Leo Baeck Institute London presents: Cosmopolitanism – Jewish and Postcolonial Perspectives ‘If you believe you are a citizen of the world, you are a citizen of nowhere.’ Prime Minister …

Elissa Bemporad – From Berdichev to Minsk and Onward to Moscow: Jewish Voices of the Russian Revolution

Event Date: 27 November 2017 Room B01 Clore Management Centre Birkbeck, University of London Torrington Square London WC1E 7JL The Pears Institute for the Study of Antisemitism presents: Professor Elissa Bemporad (Queens College and the City University New York Graduate Center) – From Berdichev to Minsk and Onward to Moscow: Jewish Voices of the Russian Revolution  The Russian Revolution of …

Zionism and Antisemitism – International Conference

  Event Date: 24-26 May 2017 Clore Lecture Theatre Clore Management Centre Birkbeck University of London Malet Street London WC1E 7HX The Pears Institute for the Study of Antisemitism presents: ZIONISM AND ANTISEMITISM International Conference This three day international conference brings together more than 35 scholars from institutions in eight countries, from different disciplines and with diverse perspectives, to examine …

David Feldman – The Meanings of Antisemitism

Event Date: 13 February 2017 Room B34 Birkbeck Main Building Birkbeck, University of London Malet Street London WC1E 7HX The Pears Institute for the Study of Antisemitism presents: Professor David Feldman (Birkbeck) – The Meanings of Antisemitism Antisemitism has figured in British political debates in the last year as never before. In this lecture, David Feldman examines the changing meanings …

Mein Kampf Today: Ideology, Memory and the Question of Censorship – Panel Discussion

          Event Date: 1 December 2016 Chancellor’s Hall Senate House University of London Malet Street London WC1E 7HU The Pears Institute for the Study of Antisemitism in partnership with the Leo Baeck Institute London presents: Mein Kampf Today: Ideology, Memory and the Question of Censorship – Panel Discussion In Germany, until this year, it was illegal …

Lisa Leff – The Archive Thief: The Man Who Salvaged French Jewish History in the Wake of the Holocaust

Event Date: 8 November 2016 Room B34 Birkbeck Main Building Birkbeck, University of London Malet Street London WC1E 7HX The Pears Institute for the Study of Antisemitism presents: Professor Lisa Leff (American University, Washington DC) – The Archive Thief: The Man Who Salvaged French Jewish History in the Wake of the Holocaust Zosa Szajkowski, a Polish-born Jewish historian, took tens …