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


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 racial intolerance.

Based at Birkbeck, University of London, and established by the Pears Foundation, the Institute is both independent and inclusive.

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Lectureship with specialist interest in racialization and/or antisemitism

Closing date for applications: Sunday 17 May 2015

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Pears Institute Early Career Fellowship

Closing date for applications:   Thursday 4 June 2015

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Gender, Memory and Genocide
4-6 June 2015

An international conference marking the centenary of the Armenian Genocide

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Sub-Report for the Parliamentary Committee Against Antisemitism                  1 January 2015

Commissioned to assist the All-Party Parliamentary Inquiry into Antisemitism

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Antisemitism in Dangerous Times

David Feldman reflects upon the condemnation of Israel in summer 2014

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Anti-Zionism and Antisemitism in Britain

David Feldman explores the meanings of antisemitism

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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, holocaust, immigration, intolerance and identity, multiculturalism, racism, xenophobia.

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Doctoral Research

Study for your PhD with the Pears Institute 

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Summer School for PhD Students in European-Jewish History and Culture

19-22 July 2015

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Race, Equality and the Law  
An event to mark the 50th Anniversary of the UK's first Race Relations Act   

16 June 2015

In this collaborative event three scholars working in this field reflect on the history of race relations law in the UK and offer their perspectives on what has been achieved, and looking forward, what still needs to be done.

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Latest Podcasts

Trauma on the Eastern Front: European Jews and the First World War
Professor David Rechter, University of Oxford

David Rechter explores the Jewish experience of the First World War and argues it is only by understanding this experience that we can properly grasp the course of later Jewish history

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Israel and Antisemitism in Britain: Now and in the Future
Baroness Warsi PC; Eve Garrard, University of Manchester; Ed Kessler, Woolf Institute and University of Cambridge; Brian Klug, University of Oxford; Daniella Peled, journalist

The panel reflects on how antisemitism figured in the controversies caused by the Gaza conflict in the summer of 2014

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