Amelia Gentleman – The Windrush Betrayal: Exposing the Hostile Environment

Building Centre 26 Store Street London WC1E 7BT Birkbeck’s Postgraduate Reading Group and The Department of History, Classics and Archaeology in association with the Pears Institute for the study of Antisemitism present: The Windrush Betrayal: Exposing the Hostile Environment Amelia Gentleman, award-winning Guardian journalist, discusses the Windrush scandal and her role in exposing the government’s ‘hostile environment’ policy. Amelia Gentleman …

Mary Fulbrook – A Bystander Society? Passivity and Complicity in Nazi Germany

  Event Date: 18 February 2020 Room ‘The Light’ Friend’s House 173 – 177 Euston Road London NW1 2BJ The Pears Institute for the Study of Antisemitism in collaboration with the Institute of Historical Research presents: Holocaust Memorial Day Lecture Professor Mary Fulbrook (UCL) – A Bystander Society? Passivity and Complicity in Nazi Germany The theme for Holocaust Memorial Day …

Tom Shakespeare – Lives Unworthy of Life? Disability Pride Versus Eugenics

  Event Date: 29 January 2020 Room B05 Birkbeck, University of London Torrington Sq. entrance Malet St London WC1E 7HX The Pears Institute for the Study of Antisemitism presents: Professor  Tom Shakespeare (LSHTM) – Lives Unworthy of Life? Disability Pride Versus Eugenics Professor Tom Shakespeare will discuss the international eugenics movement before and after 1900, and the euthanasia it resulted …

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 …