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 intolerance.
Based at Birkbeck, University of London, and established by the Pears Foundation, the Institute is both independent and inclusive.
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ISLAMOPHOBIA AND ANTISEMITISM
David Feldman considers the complexities and challenges of making connections.
Islamophobia - Still a challenge for us all
Farah Elahi and Omar Khan (eds.), November 2017
BONNART TRUST PHD SCHOLARSHIP
Application deadline: 1 Feb 2018
OUR MIGRATION STORY WEBSITE WINS PRESTIGIOUS AWARD
Joint winner of Research Champion category at Community Integration Awards 2017
The Nazi Concentration Camps: A teaching and learning resource
Christian and Jewish Women in Britain, 1880-1940: Living with Difference
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, immigration, intolerance and identity, multiculturalism, racialization, racism and xenophobia.
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Racism, Antisemitism and the Revival of the Far-Right in ‘Post-Racial’ America
4 December 2017
Cosmopolitanism - Jewish and Postcolonial Perspectives
11 December 2017
Beyond Camps and Forced Labour: Current International Research on Survivors of Nazi Persecution
International Conference, 10-12 January 2018
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From Berdichev to Minsk and Onward to Moscow: Jewish Voices of the Russian Revolution
Elissa Bemporad explores Jewish responses to the 1917 Revolution the role that violence played in the choices Jews made.
Zionism and Antisemitism
A range of scholars examine the interaction between Zionism and antisemitism as it has developed from the nineteenth century through to the present day.
The Ghetto of Venice: Past, Present, Future
Professor Shaul Bassi discusses 500 years of the Venice Ghetto.
The Meanings of Antisemitism
Professor David Feldman examines the changing meanings of antisemitism since the term’s first use.
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