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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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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Blood Fractions: the Octoroon and Other Fantasies
Professor Roger Luckhurst, Birkbeck, University of London
26 November 2015
Genealogies of the Future
Professor Jonathan Boyarin, Cornell University
Blood - Uniting and Dividing
A cutting edge exhibition in collaboration with the Jewish Museum.
Open until 28 February 2016
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Europe's Migrant Crisis and the Populist Right
Leading commentators and scholars discuss British and European asylum and immigration policy and what current research tells us about the implications of the migrant crisis for the rise of the populist right.
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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