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Antisemitism Now

May 2022 - December 2022

Antisemitism Now is a response to the current global crises, which in many cases take an antisemitic form or are expressed by heightened antisemitism. At the same time, antisemitism generates new concerns among Jews today and new political responses. 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. 

 

Decoding Antisemitism: Hate Speech and Imagery Online

SEMINAR SERIES | ANTISEMITISM NOW

19th May, 2022

Decoding Antisemitism: Hate Speech and Imagery Online

Matthias J Becker, Technische Universität Berlin

This pathbreaking project investigates the extent and forms of antisemitic hate speech on websites and social media platforms in France, Germany and the UK.

In this talk, Dr Becker will outline the project’s approach and its practical application: developing AI machine learning capable of recognizing explicit and implicit antisemitic hate speech.

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.

The Politics of Memory and the Return of the Xenophobic Right

SEMINAR SERIES | ANTISEMITISM NOW

20th October, 2022

The Politics of Memory and the Return of the Xenophobic Right

Valentina Pisanty, University of Bergamo

In this seminar Valentina Pisanty asks whether over the last twenty years the simultaneous growth of Holocaust memorialisation and racism are two independent historical threads, or whether there is a connection between them? She asks whether a society which wishes to oppose the current wave of xenophobia should examine this contradiction?

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