Our founding principle is that the study of antisemitism is vital to understanding all forms of racism, prejudice and xenophobia. We are a centre of innovative research and teaching and contribute to discussion and public policy formation on antisemitism and intolerance. Based at Birkbeck, University of London, and established by Pears Foundation in 2010, the Pears Institute is both independent and inclusive.More About Us »
Toward a History of the Term “Anti-Semitism”
David Feldman traces the changing meanings of the term ‘anti-Semitism’ from the late nineteenth century to the present.
The American Historical Review Roundtable: Rethinking Anti-Semitism
Corbyn’s Labour, British Jews and Antisemitism: Will Peace Now Break Out?
Or are the conflicts too deep and the definition of antisemitism too flimsy?
Read David Feldman and Brendan McGeever
Antisemitism and Immigration in Western Europe Today: is there a connection?
A five-nation study - April 2018
The Left and Antisemitism
We need more than denunciations and expulsions to confront how the Left talks about capitalism, race and Jews - read David Feldman and Brendan McGeeverSee Our Research »
The Institute is located within Birkbeck College, a world-class research and teaching institution. We have unrivalled expertise in the teaching of religious and racial intolerance and multiculturalism across a wide range of disciplines.
At Birkbeck you can study: antisemitism, ethnicity, immigration, intolerance and identity, multiculturalism, racialization, racism and xenophobia.Study with us »
Un/settled Relations? India, Minorities and the Tropes of Jewish-Muslim Difference
Speaker: Yulia Egorova
Jews, Money, Myth
19.03.2019 - 17.07.2019
A public exhibition and series of events in collaboration with Jewish Museum London
German Reparations and the Impact of Post War Jewish Politics
First in the series exploring themes from the exhibition, Jews, Money, Myth
Speaker: Ron Zweig
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'Warrant for Genocide'? Hitler, the Holocaust and the 'Protocols of the Elders of Zion'
Holocaust Memorial Day lecture by Professor Richard Evans
Challenging Denial: From Slavery to the Holocaust
Our panel of experts explore how and why denial operates.
Conversations between History and Sociology.view our podcasts »