Pears Institute for the study of Antisemitism : Birkbeck University of London
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Professor David Feldman, Director


  • Boycotts Past and Present: From the American Revolution to the Campaign to Boycott Israel (edited volume) Palgrave Macmillan, 2019
  • Blood - Reflections on What Unites and Divides Us, Shire, November 2015 (co-edited with Anthony Bale)
  • Integration, Disadvantage and Extremism, Pears Institute/COMPAS, 2014 (co-edited with B. Gidley) Find out more
  • Post-war Reconstruction in Europe: International Perspectives 1945-1949, Past and Present Supplement, 6, 2011, Oxford University Press (co-edited with M.Mazower and J. Reinisch)
  • Structures and Transformations in British History, Cambridge University Press, January 2011 (co-edited with J. Lawrence)
  • Paths of Integration: Migrants in Western Europe (1880-2004), University of Amsterdam Press, 2006 (co-edited with L. Lucassen and J. Oltmer)
  • Jewish Workers in the Modern Diaspora, University of California Press, 1998, (co-edited with Nancy Green and others)
  • Englishmen and Jews: Social Relations and Political Culture, 1840-1914, Yale University Press, 1994
  • Metropolis London: Histories and Representations since 1800, Routledge, 1989 (co-edited with G. Stedman Jones)


  • Antisemitism and Immigration in Western Europe Today: is there a connection? Findings and recommendations from a five-nation study (Final Report) April, 2018 Find out more 
  • 'Sub Report Commissioned to Assist the Parliamentary Committee Inquiry into Antisemitism', published by the All Party Parliamentary Group Against Antisemitism, January 2015. 


  • `Anti-Semitism, Zionism and the Changing Politics of the Left’, Financial Times, 27 September 2019. Read article here
  • ‘Jeremy Corbyn, Imperialism and Labour’s antisemitism problem’, History Workshop Online, 12 June 2019. Read essay here
  • 'Capitalism, Commerce and Antisemitism’ in Marc Volovici and Joanne Rosenthal (eds.) Jews, Money, Myth, Jewish Museum London and Pears Institute, March 2019
  • ‘Boycotts from the American Revolution to BDS’ in D. Feldman (ed.) Boycotts: From the American Revolution to Israel, Palgrave Macmillan, January, 2019
  • ‘Towards a history of the term “Anti-Semitism”’, AHR Roundtable ‘Rethinking Anti-Semitism’, American Historical Review, October 2018
  •  ‘Islamophobia and Antisemitism’ in O. Khan (ed.) Islamophobia Twenty Years On, Runneymede Trust, 2017. Find out more
  • ‘Mr Lewinstein goes to Parliament: Rethinking the History and Historiography of Jewish immigration’ East European Jewish Affairs, 47.2-3, autumn 2017
  • ’Zionism and the British Labour Party’ in Ethan B. Katz, Lisa Moses Leff and Maud S. Mandel (eds.), Colonialism and the Jews, Indiana University Press, 2017), pp. 193-214
  • 'Evangelicals, Jews, and anti-Catholicism in Britain, c.1840–1900' Jewish Historical Studies, Volume 47, Number 1, December 2015, UCL Press, pp. 91-104
  • 'Mutable Citizenship’ in Bridget Anderson and Vanessa Hughes (eds.), Citizenship and its Others, Palgrave Macmillan, November 2015, pp. 28-35
  • 'Modern Blood' in Anthony Bale and David Feldman (eds.), Blood - Reflections on What Unites and Divides Us, Shire, November 2015, pp. 25-29
  • (with Jane Caplan) 'Laughing Out Loud': 'Official Humour' in Three Dictatorships: Introduction', History Workshop Journal, 79.1, pp. 177-181 
  • 'Talking the Talk - Immigration Policy Since 1962' Political Quarterly, November 2014 
  • 'The Damascus Affair and the Debate on Ritual Murder in Early Victorian Britain' in S. Gilman (ed.), Judaism, Christianity and Islam: Conflict and Collaboration in the Age of Diaspora, Hong-Kong University Press, November 2014
  • 'Anti-Zionism and Antisemitism in Britain', Antisemitism in Europe Today: the Phenomena, the Conflicts, published online in English and German by Jewish Museum Berlin, November 2014. Read the essay here 
  • 'Afterword' in N. Meer ed, Racialization and Religion: Race, Culture and Difference in the Study of Antisemitism and Islamophobia, Routledge, 2013
  • 'Conceiving Difference: Religion, Race and the Jews in Britain, c.1750-1900', History Workshop Journal, August 2013. Read the essay here
  • 'Conservative Pluralism and the Politics of Multiculturalism' in Nira Yuval-Davis and Philip Marfleet (eds.), Secularism, Racism and the Politics of Belonging, Runnymede Trust, April 2012, pp. 10-12. Read the essay here
  • 'Jews in the East End, Jews in the Polity, ‘The Jew’ in the Text', 19: Interdisciplinary Studies in the Long Nineteenth Century, ‘Revisiting the Victorian East End’, No 13, 2011. Read the essay here
  • 'Why the English like Turbans: A History of Multiculturalism in One Country' in D. Feldman and J. Lawrence (eds.), Structures and Transformations in British History, Cambridge University Press, January 2011
  • (with J. Lawrence) 'Transformations and Structures in British Historiography' in D. Feldman and J. Lawrence, (eds.), Structures and Transformations in British History, Cambridge University Press, January 2011
  • 'Jews and the British Empire c.1900', History Workshop Journal, 63.1, 2007, pp. 70-89
  • (with M. Page Baldwin) 'L'émigration et l'Etat britannique, 1815-1925' in N. Green and F. Weil (eds.), Citoyenneté et émigration: Les politiques du depart, Editions de l'école des hautes études, Paris, 2006, pp. 159-179. Reprinted as "Emigration and the British State, 1815-1925', in N. Green and F. Weil (eds.), Citizenship and Those who Leave: Emigration and Expatriation, University of Illinois Press, 2007 pp. 133-55
  • (with P-A Rosental and C. Douki) 'Pour une histoire relationnelle du ministère du Travail en France, en Italie et an Royaume Unis dans l’entre deux guerres: the transnational, le bilatéral et l’interministériel en matière de politique migratoire' in A. Chatriot, O. Join-Lambert and V. Viet (eds.), Les Politiques du Travail (1906-2006), Presses Universitaire de Rennes, 2006, pp. 143-159
  • (with L. Lucassen and J. Oltmer) 'Immigrant integration in Western Europe: then and now', in D. Feldman, L. Lucassen and J. Oltmer, (eds.), Paths of Integration: Migrants in Western Europe (1880-2004), University of Amsterdam Press, 2006, pp. 7-23
  • Migrants, Immigrants and Welfare from the Old Poor Law to the Welfare State”, Transactions of the Royal Historical Society, 2003, pp. 79-104
  • 'Was the Nineteenth Century a Golden Age for Immigrants?' in A. Fahrmeier, O. Faron and M. Weil (eds.), From Europe to North America, Berghahn Books, 2003, pp. 167-178
  • 'Class' in P. Burke (ed.), History and Historians in the Twentieth Century, Oxford University Press, 2002, pp. 181-206
  • 'Migration', in M. Daunton (ed.), The Cambridge Urban History of Britain, III, 1840-1950, Cambridge University Press, 2000, pp. 185-206
  • 'Jews and the State in Britain, 1830-1930', in M. Brenner, R. Liedtke and  D. Rechter (eds.), Two Nations: The Historical Experience of British and German Jews in Comparison, J.C.B. Mohr, Tubingen, 1999, pp. 141-161
  • 'L'immigration, immigrés et l'Etat en Grande Bretagne aux xix et xx siècles', Le mouvement sociale, septembre 1999, pp. 43-60