Pears Institute for the study of Antisemitism : Birkbeck University of London
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The Pears Institute runs a range of events through the year. We host conferences and symposia for scholars and hold regular lectures and round-table discussions that are open to everyone.

Antisemitism and racism arouse wide interest and invite multiple perspectives within and across disciplines. This is reflected in our events. They encompass history, politics, philosophy, psychosocial studies, social policy, literature and law.  

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The Archive Thief: The Man Who Salvaged French Jewish History in the Wake of the Holocaust

Speaker: Professor Lisa Leff, American University
Date: Tue, Nov. 8, 2016
Time:  6:30pm - 8:00pm
Venue: Room B34, Birkbeck, University of London, Malet Street, Bloomsbury, WC1E 7HX
Free event open to all:

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Challenging Myths and Misconceptions: Understanding the Nazi Camps and the Holocaust

Panel discussion organised by Birkbeck, University of London, supported by the Pears Institute for the study of Antisemitism and The Wiener Library

Speakers: Sir Richard J. Evans, Wolfson College, Cambridge; Tom Haward, UCL Centre for Holocaust Education, London; Yiftach Meiri, International School for Holocaust Studies, Yad Vashem, Jerusalem; Nikolaus Wachsmann, Birkbeck, University of London; Kim Wünschmann, Sussex University. Chaired by David Feldman, Director of the Pears Institute for the study of Antisemitism, Birkbeck, University of London.
Date: Mon, Nov. 21, 2016
Time:  6:00pm - 8:00pm
Venue: Macmillan Hall, Senate House University of London Malet Street London WC1E 7HU
Free event open to all:

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Mein Kampf Today: Ideology, Memory and the Question of Censorship - Panel Discussion

In partnership with the Leo Baeck Institute London

Speakers include: David Aaronovitch, columinist The Times; Neil Gregor, University of Southampton and Maiken Umbach, University of Nottingham
Date: Thu, Dec. 1, 2016
Time:  6:45pm - 8:15pm
Venue: Chancellor's Hall, Senate House, University of London, Malet St, London WC1E 7HU
Free event open to all:

Registration for this event will open shortly.


Contesting Jewish Loyalties: The First World War and Beyond

International Conference

Speakers include: Christoph Jahr, Humbolt University of Berlin; Carsten Schapkow, University of Oklahoma; Ulrich Wyrwa, Technical University Berlin and Mirjam Zadoff, Indiana University, Bloomington
Date: Dec. 15 - 17, 2016
Time: All Day
Venue: Jewish Museum Berlin
To register please contact:

Kim Wünschmann: or Gideon Reuveni:

Zionism and Antisemitism

International Conference

Date: May. 24 - 26, 2017
Time: All Day
Venue: Birkbeck, University of London, Bloomsbury, London WC1E 7HX
The conference is for academics and postgraduate students:

Registration will open in January 2017. To receive details please email

2017 Calendar

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