Pears Institute for the study of Antisemitism : Birkbeck University of London
Research, Educate, Engage Research, Educate, Engage Research, Educate, Engage Research, Educate, Engage Research, Educate, Engage Research, Educate, Engage 'The relationship between antisemitism and other forms of racism and exclusion is not only a historical question. it is an urgent issue for today.' professor David Feldman, Director

Innovative research and teaching. interdisciplinary, independent, inclusive

About

The Pears Institute for the study of Antisemitism was launched in November 2010.

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 the Pears Foundation, the Institute is both independent and inclusive.

 

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NEWS

CALL FOR PAPERS

Beyond camps and forced labour: International Conference, London 2018

Deadline: 31 March 2017

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NEW WEBSITE LAUNCHED

The Nazi Concentration Camps: A teaching and learning resource

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UPCOMING CONFERENCE

Zionism and Antisemitism: International Conference, London 

May 2017

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AWARDS

Nikolaus Wachsmann, Professor of History at Birkbeck and Pears Institute Associate, awarded the prestigious Wolfson History Prize for KL: A History of the Nazi Concentration Camps

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Nikolaus Wachsmann
(Little Brown, 2015)

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PUBLICATIONS

Christian and Jewish Women in Britain, 1880-1940: Living with Difference

Anne Summers
January 2017

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Study

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.

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Doctoral Research

There are many opportunities to study for your PhD with the Pears Institute. The Institute's staff and Associates welcome research students whose projects fall within their areas of interest.

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Bonnart Trust PhD scholarship
Addressing Intolerance and Integration

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Events

An intimate view of evil? How German Jews made sense of Nazi perpetrators
Holocaust Memorial Day Event

1 February 2017

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The Meanings of Antisemitism
Public Lecture

13 February 2017

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Denial – Painful Pasts and Hidden Histories
Film screenings with panel discussion

26 March 2017

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The Ghetto of Venice: Past, Present, Future
Public Lecture

27 March 2017

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Latest Podcasts

Mein Kampf Today: Ideology, Memory and the Question of Censorship

A panel discussion prompted by the expiration of copyright for Adolf Hitler's autobiography and its subsequent publication in Germany in 2016.

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Challenging Myths and Misconceptions: Understanding the Nazi Camps and the Holocaust

Leading historians discuss the challenges and future of Holocaust education

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The Archive Thief: The Man Who Salvaged French Jewish History in the Wake of the Holocaust
Professor Lisa Leff, American University

Lisa Leff tells the story of Zosa Szajkowski, who took tens of thousands of Jewish documents from Europe in the 1940s and 50s and moved them, illicitly, to New York, and considers whether this was a heroic act of salvage or simply theft. 

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Protecting and Offending Jews: Speech, Law and Policy

A symposium considering aspects of discourse which offend Jews, and asking whether the law should be augmented or amended to protect Jews further or whether current laws that target discrimination and prejudice give adequate protection.

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