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

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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 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

ISLAMOPHOBIA AND ANTISEMITISM

David Feldman considers the complexities and challenges of making connections.

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Islamophobia - Still a challenge for us all
Farah Elahi and Omar Khan (eds.), November 2017

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BONNART TRUST PHD SCHOLARSHIP

Application deadline: 1 Feb 2018

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OUR MIGRATION STORY WEBSITE WINS PRESTIGIOUS AWARD

Joint winner of Research Champion category at Community Integration Awards 2017

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NEW WEBSITE

The Nazi Concentration Camps: A teaching and learning resource

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PUBLICATIONS

Christian and Jewish Women in Britain, 1880-1940: Living with Difference

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Anne Summers
January 2017

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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, immigration, intolerance and identity, multiculturalism, racialization, racism and xenophobia.

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Doctoral Research

There are many opportunities to study for your PhD with the Pears Institute. The Institute's staff and Associates welcome research students whose projects fall within their areas of interest.

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Events

Racism, Antisemitism and the Revival of the Far-Right in ‘Post-Racial’ America

Lunchtime Seminar
4 December 2017

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Cosmopolitanism - Jewish and Postcolonial Perspectives

Panel Discussion
11 December 2017

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Beyond Camps and Forced Labour: Current International Research on Survivors of Nazi Persecution

International Conference, 10-12 January 2018

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Latest Podcasts

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.

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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.

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The Ghetto of Venice: Past, Present, Future

Professor Shaul Bassi discusses 500 years of the Venice Ghetto.

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The Meanings of Antisemitism

Professor David Feldman examines the changing meanings of antisemitism since the term’s first use.

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