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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Evangelicals, Jews, and Anti-Catholicism in Britain, c.1840–1900
Blood - reflections on what unites and divides us
Anthony Bale and David Feldman (eds)
This edited collection accompanies the exhibition Blood, and reflects on the religious, historical, and medical dimensions of blood.
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Revisiting Holocaust Representation in the Post-Witness Era
Diana Popescu and Tanja Schult (eds)
This edited collection examines the relevance of imagination in Holocaust commemoration
KL. A History of the Nazi Concentration Camps
The first complete history of the Nazi concentration camps
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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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Bonnart Trust PhD scholarship
Addressing Intolerance and Integration
Circumcision: an Index of Difference and/or the Health Exception
Professor Sander Gilman, Emory University
8 March 2016
Last of the Unjust
Film screening with discussion
13 March 2016
Pogrom: Kishinev 1903 and the Tilt of History
Professor Steven Zipperstein, Stanford University
21 March 2016
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Race Theory, Anthropology and the Jewish Connection
Professor Dan Stone, Royal Holloway,University of London
Dan Stone explores how modern race theory was constructed.
Genealogies of the Future
Professor Jonathan Boyarin, Cornell University
What happens when we start to think of Jewish genealogy and "blood ties" as oriented toward the future, rather than the past?
Blood Fractions: the Octoroon and Other Fantasies
Professor Roger Luckhurst, Birkbeck, University of London
Roger Luckhurst explores the literary and cultural representations of mixed blood.
Europe's Migrant Crisis and the Populist Right
Leading scholars and commentators discuss British and European asylum and immigration policy, and consider the implications of the migrant crisis for the populist right.
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