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 Ghetto Of Venice: Past, Present, Future

Public Lecture

Speaker: Professor Shaul Bassi, Ca’Foscari University of Venice
Date: Mon, Mar. 27, 2017
Time:  6:30pm - 8:00pm
Venue: Room B33 Birkbeck, University of London Malet Street London WC1E 7HX
Free event open to all:

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The Ghetto: From Venice to Chicago

Symposium - Pears Institute for the study of Antisemitism, Birkbeck University of London in partnership with the Department of History, Classics and Archaeology, Birkbeck, University of London and the Department of English Literature, University of Reading

Speakers: Bryan Cheyette, University of Reading; Mitchell Duneier, Princeton University; Emily Michelson, University of St Andrews; Dan Michman, International Institute for Holocaust Research, Yad Vashem and Filippo De Vivo, Birkbeck, University of London
Date: Tue, Mar. 28, 2017
Time:  9:30am - 5:45pm
Venue: Birkbeck, University of London
Free event open to scholars:

For more information please email

Racism, Antisemitism, Theory

Conference - Birkbeck Institute for the Humanities in partnership with the Pears Institute for the study of Antisemitism, Birkbeck, University of London

Speakers include: Christine Achinger, University of Warwick; Avtar Brah, Birkbeck, University of London; Bryan Cheyette, University of Reading, Jack Jacobs, City University New York; Anoop Nayak, Newcastle University and Satnam Virdee, University of Glasgow
Date: Mon, Apr. 24, 2017
Time:  10:00am - 4:30pm
Venue: Birkbeck, University of London, Room 101 30 Russell Square, Bloomsbury, London WC1B 5DQ
Conference fee :

£5.00 for students and unwaged; £10.00 for all other attendees.

Book your place.

If you cannot afford the conference fee please contact Elaine Hudson at the Pears Institute:

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 shortly. To receive details please email

2018 Calendar

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2017 Calendar

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