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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The Nazi Concentration Camps: A teaching and learning resource
Christian and Jewish Women in Britain, 1880-1940: Living with Difference
2018: INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE
Beyond Camps and Forced Labour: Current International Research on Survivors of Nazi Persecution
10-12 January 2018See Our Research »
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
Addressing Intolerance and Integration
The Pears Institute runs a range of events from October to June each year.
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Zionism and Antisemitism
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.
Mein Kampf Today: Ideology, Memory and the Question of Censorship
Challenging Myths and Misconceptions: Understanding the Nazi Camps and the Holocaust
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