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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Bonnart Trust Scholarship
Fully funded three year PhD scholarship for research addressing intolerance and integration.

Deadline: 1 February 2016

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Blood - reflections on what unites and divides us
Anthony Bale and David Feldman (eds)
November 2015

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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)
July 2015

Revisiting Holocaust

This edited collection examines the relevance of imagination in Holocaust commemoration

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KL. A History of the Nazi Concentration Camps
Nikolaus Wachsmann
April 2015

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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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Doctoral Research

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Bonnart Trust PhD scholarship

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Circumcision: an Index of Difference and/or the Health Exception
Professor Sander Gilman, Emory University

8 March 2016

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Last of the Unjust
Film screening with discussion

13 March 2016

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Latest Podcasts

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.

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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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The Left and Jews in Britain Today

A panel discuss to what extent relations between Jews and the left have turned sour and in so far as they have, why has this happened?

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