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

About

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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NEWS

AWARDS

Nikolaus Wachsmann, Professor of History at Birkbeck and Pears Institute Associate, wins the Jewish Quarterly-Wingate Prize for KL: A History of the Nazi Concentration Camps

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Nikolaus Wachsmann
(Little, Brown 2015)

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CONFERENCE

The Classification of Humanity: Defining and Dividing Societies in the Modern Era
International Conference
Call for Papers
Deadline: 31 March 2016

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PUBLICATIONS

Evangelicals, Jews, and Anti-Catholicism in Britain, c.1840–1900
David Feldman 
December 2015

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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 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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Study

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

Study for your PhD with the Pears Institute 

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Bonnart Trust PhD scholarship
Addressing Intolerance and Integration

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Events

The Emotional Toll of Antisemitism and its Consequences
Professor Todd M. Endelman, University of Michigan

24 May 2016

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The Meanings of Antisemitism
David Feldman, Director, Pears Institute for the study of Antisemitism, Birkbeck, University of London

21 June 2016

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Latest Podcasts

Circumcision: Identity Politics and/or Health?

Professor Sander Gilman, Emory University

Sander Gilman explores the historical context of circumcision as a medical and as a religious practice.

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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.

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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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