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The Birkbeck Institute for the Study of Antisemitism holds seminars, workshops and conferences for scholars, and lectures, discussions and film screenings that are open to everyone.

From right to left and in between: Jew-hatred across the political divide

Public Lecture

21st February, 2024

From right to left and in between: Jew-hatred across the political divide

Ambassador Deborah E. Lipstadt, U.S. Special Envoy to Monitor and Combat Antisemitism

In this lecture, Ambassador Deborah Lipstadt explores the nuanced landscape of antisemitism as she delves into the unexpected commonality of antisemitism uniting the right and the left. She exposes how and why antisemitism is found across the ideological spectrum – and how combating it on one side can fuel the fire on the other. 

Out of the darkness: the Germans from 1942 to the present

Public Lecture

29th February, 2024

Out of the darkness: the Germans from 1942 to the present

Frank Trentmann, Birkbeck, University of London, and the University of Helsinki

In this talk, Professor Frank Trentmann draws on his new book, ‘Out of the Darkness’, to put current developments in historical perspective. Through this book, he seeks to answer a central question: How have the Germans changed since 1942 and why? And who are they now?

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Antisemitism and racism: a shared history

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6th March, 2024

Antisemitism and racism: a shared history

Magda Teter, Fordham University

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 that led to the creation of social hierarchies, legal exclusion of and a denial of equality to Jews and Black people. She will argue that this troubling legacy still haunts us today. 

Gaza in the Israeli imagination – between repression and longing

Public Lecture

12th March, 2024

Gaza in the Israeli imagination – between repression and longing

Arie M. Dubnov, The George Washington University

In this talk, Professor Arie Dubnov will explore the multifaceted perception of Gaza within Israeli culture, revealing the complex dynamics within Israeli responses to October 7th.  

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The Birkbeck Institute for the Study of Antisemitism explores the pattern of antisemitism both today and in the past. We connect research on antisemitism to the wider study of racialization and intolerance.

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