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.), Runnymede Trust, November 2017
Our Migration Story wins prestigious award
Joint winner of the 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
Palgrave, January 2017
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.
Bonnart Trust PhD Scholarship
Application deadline: 1 Feb 2018
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Beyond Camps and Forced Labour: Current International Research on Survivors of Nazi Persecution
International Conference, 10-12 January 2018
Shaming with Images: German Responses to Atrocity Films, 1945-46
Ulrike Weckel, Justus Lieberg University
31 January 2018
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Cosmopolitanism: Jewish and Postcolonial Perspectives
Four leading scholars consider what cosmopolitanism means today.
From Berdichev to Minsk and Onward to Moscow: Jewish Voices of the Russian Revolution
Professor Elissa Bemporad explores Jewish responses to the 1917 Revolution.
Zionism and Antisemitism: an International Conference
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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