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.
This workshop, conceived by the Birkbeck Institute for the Study of Antisemitism in partnership with The Van Leer Jerusalem Institute and others, will provide a space for scholars from different disciplines to examine the current debate over definitions of antisemitism and to explore what is at stake. It will give historical and theoretical depth to a heated political debate.
The question of how to define and combat antisemitism divides both the Jewish world and global opinion, with Israel and Zionism at the heart of these disputes. This roundtable brings together voices from diverse perspectives to take a closer look at what is antisemitism today.
The plethora of explanations of antisemitism is testimony to the complexity of “the longest hatred.” In this lecture, Professor Chaouat asks, can we outline the trends that remain constant in antisemitic bigotry?
In this roundtable, scholars with diverse views will discuss the questions of whether anti-Zionism is antisemitic. Is it right to link the fight against antisemitism to other struggles against racism and xenophobia? Can antisemitism be defined, and do existing definitions advance the fight against it?
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.