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The Idea of Toleration and its Fate in Modernity

Pears Institute for the study of Antisemitism in partnership with the Anne Frank Trust

Speaker: Simon Schama, University Professor of Art History and History, Columbia University
Date: Tue, Jan. 25, 2011
Time:  6:30pm - 7:45pm
Ticket Price £15.00: www.annefrank.org.uk

Survival, Memory and Testimony: Personal Perspectives on the Holocaust

Pears Institute for the study of Antisemitism in association with the Institute of Historical Research

Speakers: Freddie Knoller, survivor of Auschwitz and Jean-Marc Dreyfus, Holocaust Historian, University of Manchester
Date: Tue, Feb. 1, 2011
Time:  6:00pm - 8:30pm
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In Pursuit of the Nazi Mind: Rudolf Hess & his Doctors 1941-1946

Making History: Archives, Artefacts and Interpreting the Past - Lecture Series

Speaker: Professor Daniel Pick, Birkbeck, University of London
Date: Wed, Feb. 16, 2011
Time:  7:00pm - 8:30pm
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Interpreting Imaginary Jews

Disciplining Antisemitism Series

Round-table discussion: Dr Anthony Bale and Professor John Arnold, Birkbeck, University of London and Dr Nadia Valman, Queen Mary, University of London.
Date: Thu, Feb. 17, 2011
Time:  7:00pm - 8:30pm
Free event open to all:
Book:

Anthony Bale, Feeling Persecuted Christians, Jews and Images of Violence in the Middle Ages, Reaktion, 2010

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Subjectivity as a Site of Struggle: Experiences of Antisemitism in the Israeli Diaspora

Seminar hosted by Pears Institute and Institute for Social Research

Speaker: Professor Tim McNamara, The University of Melbourne, Australia
Date: Tue, May. 10, 2011
Time:  5:00pm - 6:00pm
Venue: Council Room, Birkbeck College, University of London, Torrington Square main entrance, Bloomsbury, London WC1
Free event open to all: Please email pearsinstitute@bbk.ac.uk to register your interest

Antisemitism and the Law

Disciplining Antisemitism Series

Round-table discussion: Professor Didi Herman, University of Kent; Professor Maleiha Malik, Kings College London; Dr David Seymour, University of Lancaster
Date: Wed, May. 11, 2011
Time:  6:30pm - 8:00pm
Venue: Birkbeck, University of London, School of Arts Cinema, 43 Gordon Square, Bloomsbury, London WC1H OPD
Free event open to all: Please email pearsinstitute@bbk.ac.uk to register your interest
Book:

Didi Herman, An Unfortunate Coincidence Jews, Jewishness, and English Law, Oxford University Press, January 2011

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Ararat – The Armenian Genocide

Genocide in Film – Occasional Series

Hosted by: Dr Ludivine Broch, Birkbeck, University of London
Date: Fri, May. 13, 2011
Time:  6:00pm - 8:00pm
Venue: Room B18, Birkbeck College, University of London, Torrington Square main entrance, Bloomsbury, London WC1
Free event open to all:
Film:

Directed by Atom Egoyan, Ararat, Miramax Films, 2002

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Bismarck, Antisemitism and the Tragedy of German Jewry

Making History: Archives, Artefacts and Interpreting the Past - Lecture Series in partnership with the Wiener Library

Speaker: Jonathan Steinberg, Walter H. Annenberg Professor of Modern European History, University of Pennsylvania
Date: Thu, May. 26, 2011
Time:  6:00pm - 7:30pm
Venue: Room B04, 43 Gordon Square, Birkbeck, University of London, Bloomsbury, London WC1
Free event open to all: Please email pearsinstitute@bbk.ac.uk to register your interest
Book:

Jonathan Steinberg, Bismarck: A Life, Oxford University Press, February 2011

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The Killing Fields – Cambodia and Genocide

Genocide in Film – Occasional Series

Hosted by: Dr Ludivine Broch, Birkbeck, University of London
Date: Fri, Jun. 10, 2011
Time:  6:00pm - 8:00pm
Venue: Room B20, Birkbeck College, University of London, Torrington Square main entrance, Bloomsbury, London WC1
Free event open to all:
Film:

Directed by Roland Joffé, The Killing Fields, Warner Bros 1984

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The Politics of Demonization - Symposium

Symposium: Gilbert Achcar, SOAS, University of London; Robert Fine, University of Warwick; Jeremy Krikler, University of Essex; Keith McClelland, University College London; Colin Shindler, SOAS, University of London; Robert Singh, Birkbeck, University of London.
Date: Tue, Jun. 21, 2011
Time:  1:30pm - 6:30pm
Venue: Council Room, Birkbeck College, University of London, Torrington Square main entrance, Bloomsbury, London WC1
By invitation only: Please email j.davison@bbk.ac.uk to register your interest

Antisemitism Workshop

Co-chairs: David Feldman, Director, Pears Institute for the study of Antisemitism, Birkbeck, University of London; Scott Ury, Head, Stephen Roth Institute for the Study of Contemporary Antisemitism and Racism, Tel Aviv University
Date: Sep. 19 - 20, 2011
Time:  9:30am - 5:30pm
Venue: Council Room, Birkbeck College, University of London, Torrington Square main entrance, London WC1E 7HX
By invitation only: Please email j.davison@bbk.ac.uk to register your interest

Fighting Together for a Better Past: the Story of Cable Street

Pears Institute for the study of Antisemitism in partnership with the Jewish Museum and Wiener Library

Round-table discussion: Professor Tony Kushner, Parkes Institute, University of Southampton; Dr Nadia Valman, Queen Mary, University of London; David Rosenberg, teacher, writer and guide.
Date: Mon, Oct. 10, 2011
Time:  7:00pm
Venue: Jewish Museum, Raymond Burton House, 129-131 Albert Street, London NW1 7NB
Free with museum entry. Adults £7.50, concessions £6.50: Please email admin@jewishmuseum.org.uk to register your interest

After the Holocaust: Challenging the Myth of Silence

Disciplining Antisemitism Series

Round-table discussion: Professor David Cesarani, Royal Holloway, University of London; Professor Mary Fulbrook, University College London; Dr Eva Hoffman, Kingston University
Date: Mon, Nov. 7, 2011
Time:  7:00pm - 8:30pm
Venue: Birkbeck College, University of London, Bloomsbury, WC1E 7HX. Room 421, Torrington Square main entrance
Free event open to all: Register online at aftertheholocaust.eventbrite.com
Book:

David Cesarani and Eric J Sundquist (ed) , After the Holocaust: Challenging the Myth of Silence, Routledge, September 2011

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Defending the Indefensible: Reflections on the Anglo-Jewish Reaction to Domestic Antisemitism, 1931 – 1940

Making History: Archives, Artefacts and Interpreting the Past - lecture series in partnership with the Wiener Library

Speaker: Professor Geoffrey Alderman, The University of Buckingham
Date: Tue, Dec. 6, 2011
Time:  6:30pm - 8:00pm
Venue: The Wiener Library, 29 Russell Square, London WC1B 5DP
Free event open to all: Register online at defendingtheindefensible.eventbrite.com

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