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.

More About Us »


Anti-Zionism and Antisemitism in Britain
David Feldman explores the meanings of antisemitism

Find out more »

Call for Papers
Gender, Memory and Genocide
An International Conference

Deadline: 30 November 2014

Find out more »

Summer School for PhD Students in European-Jewish History and Culture
Deadline: 31 December 2014

Find out more » 


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

find out more »

Doctoral Research

Study for your PhD with the Pears Institute 

find out more »

Study with us »


Israel and Antisemitism in Britain: Now and in the Future

Confirmed speakers:  
Eve Garrard, University of Manchester; Ed Kessler, Woolf Institute, University of Cambridge; Brian Klug, University of Oxford, Daniella Peled, journalist
Wed, Dec. 10, 2014

Find out more »

Beyond Camps and Forced Labour

Various Speakers
Jan. 7 - 9, 2015

Find out more »

After Liberation – Legacies of the Nazi Concentration Camps

Professor Nikolaus Wachsmann, Birkbeck, University of London
Wed, Jan. 7, 2015

Find out more »

Remapping Survival: Jewish Refugees and Lost Memories of Displacement, Trauma, and Rescue in Soviet Central Asia, Iran, and India

Professor Atina Grossmann, The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art, New York
Wed, Jan. 28, 2015

Find out more »

View Our Events »