|Speakers:||Cynthia Baker, Bates College; Manuela Consonni, Hebrew University of Jerusalem; Brian Klug, St Benet’s Hall, University of Oxford; AbdoolKarim Vakil, King’s College London; Juliane Wetzel, Technical University, Berlin; Bashir Bashir, Open University, Israel; Colin Shindler, SOAS University of London|
|Date:||Tue, Apr. 2, 2019||Time:||10:30am - 5:30pm|
|Venue:||Birkbeck, University of London, 30 Russell Square, London WC1B 5DT|
By invitation only
Attempts to define antisemitism are often accompanied by disputes and controversy, bringing to the surface broader political, scholarly and theoretical differences. This workshop seeks to explore these disagreements. It brings together expertise from inside and outside the academy and from a range of perspectives to consider the various meanings of antisemitism and the issues that arise when trying to define it in particular times and places. What are the conceptual challenges involved in the search for a definition of antisemitism? How have understandings of antisemitism been affected by the Israeli-Palestinian conflict? What distinguishes debates on the definition of antisemitism from debates on the definition of Islamophobia and other forms of prejudice?
Defining Antisemitism in Germany, Juliane Wetzel, Technical University, Berlin
The Holocaust and Nakba: Challenging Antisemitism, Bashir Bashir, Open University, Israel
Workshop co-convenors: David Feldman and Marc Volovici