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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.

Seminar Series

May 2022 - December 2022

Antisemitism Now

This seminar provides a forum for academic research and discussion on the character, causes and extent of contemporary antisemitism and what can and should be done about it.

October 2021 – July 2022

Race, Religion and Difference in the Nineteenth Century

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.

A Holocaust Counter-Memorial: Stolpersteine and Competing Narratives of History and Memory

Seminar | For Scholars

16th June, 2022

A Holocaust Counter-Memorial: Stolpersteine and Competing Narratives of History and Memory

Ruth Mandel, University College London and Rachel Lehr, University of Colorado Boulder

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.

Jewish Perceptions of Antisemitism: Reflections on Contemporary European Data

SEMINAR SERIES | ANTISEMITISM NOW

29th June, 2022

Jewish Perceptions of Antisemitism: Reflections on Contemporary European Data

Sergio DellaPergola, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem

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.

Conspiracy and Antisemitism: Combatting the Protocols of the Elders of Zion 100 Years Ago and Why this Remains Significant Today

Public Event

7th July, 2022

Conspiracy and Antisemitism: Combatting the Protocols of the Elders of Zion 100 Years Ago and Why this Remains Significant Today

David Feldman, Birkbeck Institute for the Study of Antisemitism

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.  

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The Birkbeck Institute for the Study of Antisemitism is the only centre in the UK, and one of only two centres in Europe, whose mission is to promote understanding of antisemitism.

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