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 »
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 antisemitism
Integration, Disadvantage and Extremism
This timely report examines what drives extremism in Britain and calls for a national strategy to promote community cohesion
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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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Summer School for PhD Students in European-Jewish History and Culture Deadline: 31 December 2014Study with us »
After Liberation – Legacies of the Nazi Concentration Camps
Professor Nikolaus Wachsmann, Birkbeck, University of London
7 January 2015
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
28 January 2015
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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
A Life, a Death, a Legacy: Writing the History of Ritual Murder
Professor Miri Rubin, Queen Mary, University of London
Miri Rubin charts the earliest known version of the 'blood libel'