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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Writing International Jewish History

Roundtable - in collaboration with the Institute for Historical Research, Rethinking Modern Europe seminar series

Speakers: Jaclyn Granick, University of Oxford; Abigail Green, University of Oxford; Nathan Kurz, Pears Institute for the study of Antisemitism, Birkbeck, University of London. Chair: David Feldman, Pears Institute for the study of Antisemitism, Birkbeck, University of London
Date: Wed, May. 3, 2017
Time:  5:30pm - 7:30pm
Venue: Institute for Historical Research, Wolfson Room NB02, Basement, IHR, North block, Senate House, Malet St, Bloomsbury, London WC1E 7HU
Free event for scholars:

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Not Idly By – Peter Bergson, America and the Holocaust UK film premiere and panel discussion

JW3 presents with the support of the Pears Institute for the study of Antisemitism

Speakers: Jonathan Freedland, journalist and broadcaster; Laurel Leff, Northeastern University; Pierre Sauvage, filmmaker; Ned Temko, author and former editor of the Jewish Chronicle
Date: Wed, May. 10, 2017
Time:  7:30pm - 9:30pm
Venue: JW3, 341-351 Finchley Rd, London NW3 6ET

Tickets £12.00-15.00 including drinks reception. Purchase your ticket from JW3 

Not in My Family: German Memory and Responsibility After the Holocaust

Pears Institute Lunchtime Seminar

Speaker:: Roger Frie, Simon Fraser University and University of British Columbia, Vancouver
Date: Tue, May. 23, 2017
Time:  1:00pm - 2:00pm
Venue: Birkbeck University of London
Free event for scholars:

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Zionism and Antisemitism

An International Conference

Key note speakers: Derek Penslar, Harvard University and Bashir Bashir, Open University, Israel and The Van Leer Jerusalem Institute
Date: May. 24 - 26, 2017
Time: All Day
Venue: Birkbeck, University of London, Clore Lecture Theatre, Clore Management Centre, Torrington Square, London WC1E 7HX
Event for scholars:

Delegate fee: academics £100.00; Birkbeck staff £50.00; postgraduate students/early career scholars £35.00. Click here to register.

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