Pears Institute for the study of Antisemitism : Birkbeck University of London
Research, Educate, Engage Research, Educate, Engage Research, Educate, Engage Research, Educate, Engage Research, Educate, Engage Research, Educate, Engage 'The relationship between antisemitism and other forms of racism and exclusion is not only a historical question. it is an urgent issue for today.' professor David Feldman, Director

Innovative research and teaching. interdisciplinary, independent, inclusive

About

The Pears Institute for the study of Antisemitism was launched in November 2010.

Our founding principle is that the study of antisemitism is vital to understanding all forms of racism, prejudice and xenophobia.

We are a centre of innovative research and teaching and contribute to discussion and public policy formation on antisemitism and racial intolerance.

Based at Birkbeck, University of London, and established by the Pears Foundation, the Institute is both independent and inclusive.

 

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NEWS

CALL FOR PAPERS

Zionism and Antisemitism: International Conference, London 2017

Deadline: 14 November 2016

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CALL FOR ARTICLES

Performative Holocaust Memory

Deadline for abstracts: 31 October 2016

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The Shami Chakrabarti Inquiry into antisemitism and other forms of racism in the Labour Party - published 30 June

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AWARDS

Nikolaus Wachsmann, Professor of History at Birkbeck and Pears Institute Associate, awarded the prestigious Wolfson History Prize for KL: A History of the Nazi Concentration Camps

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Nikolaus Wachsmann
(Little Brown, 2015)

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PUBLICATIONS

Evangelicals, Jews, and Anti-Catholicism in Britain, c.1840–1900

David Feldman 
December 2015

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Blood - reflections on what unites and divides us
Anthony Bale and David Feldman (eds)
November 2015

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This edited collection reflects on the religious, historical, and medical dimensions of blood.

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Study

The Institute is located within Birkbeck College, a world-class research and teaching institution. We have unrivalled expertise in the teaching of religious and racial intolerance and multiculturalism across a wide range of disciplines. At Birkbeck you can study:

Antisemitism, ethnicity, holocaust, immigration, intolerance and identity, multiculturalism, racism, xenophobia.

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Doctoral Research

Study for your PhD with the Pears Institute 

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Bonnart Trust PhD scholarship
Addressing Intolerance and Integration

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Events

The Pears Institute runs a range of events through the year. Our next programme of events will start in the autumn.To receive news of our forthcoming events 

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Latest Podcasts

Protecting and Offending Jews: Speech, Law and Policy

A symposium considering aspects of discourse which offend Jews, and asking whether the law should be augmented or amended to protect Jews further or whether current laws that target discrimination and prejudice give adequate protection.

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

Professor Hillel Kieval, Washington University in St. Louis

Hillel Kieval explores the reemergence of the trials against Jews for the “ritual murder” of Christians in Central Europe that occurred in the late nineteenth and early twentieth century.

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Placeless People

A workshop exploring what history can tell us about today's refugees crises

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The Emotional Toll of Antisemitism

Professor Todd Endelman, University of Michigan

Todd Endelman explores how Jews - especially "ordinary" Jews - experienced the stigmatization of Jewishness.

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