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.
May 2022 - December 2022
This seminar provides a forum for academic research and discussion on the character, causes and extent of antisemitism today and what can and should be done about it.
October 2021 – July 2022
In collaboration with the Centre for Nineteenth Century Studies at Durham/Newcastle and Northumbria Universities
This interdisciplinary seminar programme explores how multiple discourses on race and religion intersected in the global nineteenth century, and generated, reinforced and/or challenged notions of human difference.
Placed throughout Europe, Stolpersteine (stumbling stones) are memorials which mark the final homes of victims of Nazi violence. Based on multi-sited research on the German artist, Gunter Demnig’s Stolperstein Holocaust memorial project, this talk will focus on the improvised rituals that descendants create to accompany the dedications and installations.
In this seminar, Sergio DellaPergola will examine the perceptions and experiences of antisemitism following an inductive approach, turning the conventional analyses upside down to focus on the voices and perspectives of the object and victims of hostility and prejudice – the Jews.
In this lecture David Feldman explores the appeal of conspiracy theory in the years after the First World War and the responses of British Jews to the threat they faced. He asks how this history can illumine the challenges we face combatting antisemitism today.
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.