Hillel Kieval – Blood Inscriptions: Science, Modernity, and Ritual Murder in Fin de Siècle Europe

      Event Date: 28 June 2016 Room B33 Birkbeck Main Building Birkbeck, University of London Malet Street London WC1E 7HX The Pears Institute for the Study of Antisemitism presents: Professor Hillel Kieval (Washington University in St. Louis) – Blood Inscriptions: Science, Modernity, and Ritual Murder in Fin de Siècle Europe When trials against Jews for the “ritual murder”of …

Placeless People: What can History tell us about today’s Refugee Crises?

Event Date: 20 June 2016 Council Room Birkbeck Main Building Birkbeck, University of London Malet Street London WC1E 7HX The Pears Institute for the Study of Antisemitism  in association with the University of East Anglia presents: Placeless People: What can History tell us about today’s Refugee Crises? The aim of the workshop is to bring together experts in a range …

Todd Endelman – The Emotional Toll of Antisemitism and its Consequences

  Event Date: 24 May 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 Todd Endelman (University of Michigan) – The Emotional Toll of Antisemitism and its Consequences Historians of antisemitism tend to focus on political parties and ideologies; on extra-parliamentary associations and movements; on …

Sander L. Gilman – Circumcision: An Index of Difference and/or the Health Exception

  Event Date: 8 March 2016 Room B36 Birkbeck Main Building Birkbeck, University of London Malet Street London WC1E 7HX The Pears Institute for the Study of Antisemitism presents: Professor Sander L. Gilman (Emory) – Circumcision: An Index of Difference and/or the Health Exception Ritual practice defines religion, not least the ancient practice of infant male circumcision undertaken by Jews …

Dan Stone – Race Theory, Anthropology and the Jewish Connection

  Event Date: 9 February 2016 Room B33 Birkbeck Main Building Birkbeck, University of London Malet Street London WC1E 7HX The Pears Institute for the Study of Antisemitism presents: Professor Dan Stone (Royal Holloway, University of London) – Race Theory, Anthropology and the Jewish Connection In the nineteenth century, anthropologists, eager to discover the origins of and demarcations between different …

David Rechter – Trauma on the Eastern Front: European Jews and the First World War

Event Date: 21 May 2015 Room B33 Birkbeck University of London Malet Street London, WC1E 7HX   The Pears Institute for the Study of Antisemitism presents: Professor David Rechter (Oxford) – Trauma on the Eastern Front: European Jews and the First World War In Jewish collective memory, the First World War has long been overshadowed by the incomparably greater disaster …

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 …

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 …