Antisemitism and racism: a shared history


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6th March, 2024
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Online - the joining link will be sent the day before the event
Magda Teter, Fordham University
Free seminar for scholars. Click the link below or contact for further information.

In 2017, in Charlottesville, antisemitism and anti-Black racism converged as white supremacists, in a highly choreographed and violent protest against the removal of a statue honouring a Confederate general, carried Confederate flags and chanted “Jews will not replace us.” This convergence is not just a product of American history, its roots go far deeper. In this talk, Magda Teter, the author of Christian Supremacy: Reckoning with the Roots of Antisemitism and Racism, will explore the interplay between Christian theology and law. The theological framework of Christian supersessionism, articulated in antiquity and its subsequent application in law, led to the creation of social hierarchies, legal exclusion of and a denial of equality to Jews and Black people. Magda Teter will argue that this troubling legacy still haunts us today. 

Magda Teter is a Professor of History and the Shvidler Chair of Judaic Studies at Fordham University. Her books include: Christian Supremacy: Reckoning with the Roots of Antisemitism and Racism (Princeton University Press, 2023); Blood Libel: On the Trail of An Antisemitic Myth (Harvard University Press, 2020), which won the 2020 National Jewish Book Award, The George L. Mosse Prize from the American Historical Association, and the Ronald Bainton Prize from the Sixteenth Century Society; and Sinners on Trial: Jews and Sacrilege after the Reformation (Harvard University Press, 2011), as well as numerous articles published in English, Hebrew, Italian, and Polish. Magda Teter is currently the President of the American Academy of Jewish Research. 

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