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 »
Gender, Memory and Genocide
4-6 June 2015
An International Conference marking the centenary of the Armenian Genocide
Sub-Report for the Parliamentary Committee Against Antisemitism
David Feldman's report commissioned to assist the All-Party Parliamentary Inquiry into Antisemitism
Launched 9 February 2015
Pears Institute for the study of Antisemitism receives major funding boost
Pears Foundation announces £1.4 million funding, 2015-2020
Antisemitism in Dangerous Times
David Feldman reflects upon the condemnation of Israel in summer 2014
Anti-Zionism and Antisemitism in Britain
David Feldman explores the meanings of antisemitismSee 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.
Study for your PhD with the Pears Institute
Summer School for PhD Students in European-Jewish History and Culture
19-22 July 2015
Film screening with discussion
This award-winning film explores the life of Hannah Arendt, the influential German-Jewish political theorist. Arendt's reporting on the 1961 trial of Adolf Eichmann, one of the major figures in the organisation of the Holocaust, introduced her now famous concept of the 'Banality of Evil'.
26 April 2015
Why are we obsessed with the Nazis? The Third Reich in History and Memory
Richard Evans and Ian Kershaw in conversation with Nikolaus Wachsmann
In a rare public event, two of the world's leading historians of modern Germany reflect on the ways in which our understanding of Nazi Germany has been transformed and continues to evolve.
12 May 2015View our events »
Remapping Survival: Jewish Refugees and Rescue in Soviet Central Asia, Iran and India
Professor Atina Grossmann, The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art, New York
Atina Grossmann explores a transnational Holocaust story that has remained untold and seeks to remap the landscape of persecution, survival, relief and rescue during and after World War II
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 2014view our podcasts »