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Rescue: Memory, Myth and Morality

Holocaust Memorial Day event - Pears Institute for the study of Antisemitism in partnership with the Institute of Historical Research

Round-table discussion: John Dobai, Holocaust survivor; Professor Tony Kushner, University of Southampton; Professor Bob Moore, University of Sheffield. Chair: Dr Ludivine Broch, Research Fellow, Pears Institute for the study of Antisemitism
Date: Wed, Jan. 23, 2013
Time:  6:00pm
Venue: Macmillan Hall, Senate House, University of London, Malet Street, London WC1E 7HU
Free event open to all: Please register your interest: rescue.eventbrite.co.uk

Backlash Against Multiculturalism in Europe: Struggling Over the Mode of Incorporation

In partnership with Department of Politics, Birkbeck, University of London

Speaker: Professor Jeffrey C. Alexander, Yale University
Date: Mon, Feb. 11, 2013
Time:  6:30pm
Venue: Birkbeck, University of London, Bloomsbury, London WC1E 7HX. Room B33, Torrington Square main entrance
Free event open to all: Please register your interest: multiculturalismeurope.eventbrite.co.uk

Literature, Immigration, and Diaspora in Fin de Siècle England: A Cultural History of the 1905 Aliens Act

Round-table discussion: Professor David Glover, University of Southampton; Professor Sonya Rose, Visiting Fellow, Birkbeck Institute of Humanities, Birkbeck, University of London; Professor Bill Schwarz, Queen Mary, University of London
Date: Tue, Feb. 12, 2013
Time:  6:30pm
Venue: Birkbeck, University of London, Bloomsbury, London WC1E 7HX. Room 421, Torrington Square main entrance
Free event open to all: Please register your interest: aliensact.eventbrite.co.uk
Book:

David Glover, Literature, Immigration, and Diaspora in Fin de Siècle England: A Cultural History of the 1905 Aliens Act, Cambridge University Press, 2012

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Writing Auschwitz: Testimony, Representation and Prose in the Work of Charlotte Delbo, Primo Levi and Holocaust Writers

In collaboration with the Group for War and Culture Studies, University of Westminster and with the support of the French Institute

Speakers to include: Professor Susan Derwin, University of California; Professor Robert Gordon, University of Cambridge; Dr Paul Gradvohl, University of Warsaw
Date: Mon, Mar. 18, 2013
Time:  10:00am - 5:00pm
Venue: French Institute, 17 Queensberry Place, London SW7 2DT
Free - ticket required: Please email pearsinstitute@bbk.ac.uk to register your interest

Symposium on Integration, Disadvantage and Extremism

In partnership with the Centre on Migration, Policy and Society, University of Oxford and the All-Party Parliamentary Group Against Antisemitism

Speakers Include: Rob Berkeley, Runnymede Trust; Anthony Heath, University of Oxford; Maleiha Malik, King's College London; John Mann MP; Nasar Meer, University of Northumbria; Baroness Sayeda Warsi
Date: Wed, May. 8, 2013
Venue: Attlee Suite, Portcullis House, House of Commons, SW1A 2LW
By invitation only : Event Full

Sanctioned Laughter: Humour, War and Dictatorship in Twentieth Century Europe

In Partnership with The Wiener Library

Speakers Include: Professor Orlando Figes, Birkbeck, University of London; Professor Stephen Gundle, University of Warwick; Dr Patrick Merziger, Freie Universität Berlin
Date: Fri, May. 10, 2013
Time:  12:00pm - 5:30pm
Venue: The Wiener Library, 29 Russell Square, London, WC1B 5DP
Free event for postgraduate students and scholars: Limited places - book your ticket sanctionedlaughter.eventbrite.co.uk

Margery Kempe (c.1373 - c.1438), the Jews, and the Northern Jerusalem

Inaugural lecture

Speaker: Professor Anthony Bale, Birkbeck, University of London
Date: Thu, Jun. 13, 2013
Time:  5:00pm
Venue: Birkbeck, University of London, Clore Lecture Theatre, Clore Management Centre, Torrington Square, Bloomsbury, London WC1E 7JL
Free event open to all: Book your place baleinaugural.eventbrite.co.uk/%23#

Boycotts - Past and Present

International Consortium for Research on Antisemitism and Racism, hosted by the Pears Institute for the study of Antisemitism

Speakers include: John Chalcraft, London School of Economics; Saul Dubow, Queen Mary, University of London; Jeremy Krikler, University of Essex; Kenneth L. Marcus, Louis D. Brandeis Center for Human Rights Under Law; Derek Penslar, University of Toronto and University of Oxford; Frank Trentmann, Birkbeck, University of London and University of Manchester.
Date: Jun. 19 - 21, 2013
Time: All Day
Venue: Birkbeck, University of London, Bloomsbury, London WC1E 7HX
REGISTER: The conference is intended primarily for academics and postgraduate students: Full Conference Fee/Day Rate: £90.00/£45; BBK staff £45.00; Early Career Scholar/Postgraduate Student £30. Register: birkbeckuniversityoflondon.sym-online.com/registrationforms/tickets/

René Cassin, the Holocaust, and the Universal Declaration for Human Rights

Speaker: Professor Jay Winter, Yale University
Date: Thu, Jun. 27, 2013
Time:  6:30pm
Venue: Birkbeck, University of London, Bloomsbury, London WC1E 7HX. Room B34, Torrington Square main entrance
Free event open to all: renecassin.eventbrite.co.uk

Encounters with Athens, Rome and Jerusalem: (re)visiting sites of textual authority in the C19th and early C20th

International Conference held in partnership with the Department of History, Classics and Archaeology, Birkbeck, University of London, supported by Birkbeck Institute of Humanities

Speakers include: Stefano Evangalista, University of Oxford; Simon Goldhill, University of Cambridge; Donatien Grau, Université Paris-Sorbonne; Constanze Guthenke, Princeton University; Miriam Leonard, University College London; and Billie Melman, Tel Aviv University
Date: Jul. 1 - 2, 2013
Time: All Day
Venue: Birkbeck, University of London, Council Room, Torrington Square Main Entrance, London WC1E 7JL
Ticket required: £50 (£25 Birkbeck staff and £15 students). Register your place birkbeckuniversityoflondon.sym-online.com/registrationforms/earj2013/

Writing Jews in Contemporary Britain

In collaboration with the University of Kent and University of Sheffield

Speakers include: Nathan Abrams, Bangor University; David Brauner, University of Reading; Bryan Cheyette, University of Reading; Ruth Gilbert, University of Winchester; James Jordan, University of Southampton; Nadia Valman, Queen Mary, University of London
Date: Wed, Sep. 11, 2013
Time:  12:00pm - 6:00pm
Venue: Birkbeck, University of London, Bloomsbury, London WC1E 7HX
Workshop: Free event - intended primarily for academic staff and postgraduate students. Register here: writingjews.eventbrite.co.uk/

Tinghir-Jerusalem: Echoes from the Mellah

In collaboration with the Centre for Jewish Studies and Centre for Diaspora and Migration Studies, SOAS, University of London

Speakers: Professor Gil Anidjar, Columbia University; Dr Moshe Behar, University of Manchester; Kamal Hachkar, independent film maker; Dr Guila Clara Kessous, Paris Institute of Political Studies (Sciences Po)
Date: Wed, Oct. 23, 2013
Time:  6:00pm - 8:00pm
Venue: School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS), Khalili Lecture Theatre, Philips Building,Thornhaugh Street, London, WC1H OXG
Free event open to all: No registration required

The Recurrence of Genocide Since the Holocaust

This event has been rescheduled from earlier in 2013

Speaker: Professor Philip Spencer, Kingston University
Date: Tue, Nov. 5, 2013
Time:  6:30pm - 8:00pm
Venue: Birkbeck, University of London, Bloomsbury, London, WC1E 7HX. Room B33, Torrington Square main entrance
Free event open to all: Please register your interest here: genocidesince1945.eventbrite.co.uk
Book:

Philip Spencer, Genocide since 1945, Routledge, 2012

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What Does the Rule of Law Really Mean?

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

Speaker: Baroness Helena Kennedy QC
Date: Tue, Nov. 12, 2013
Time:  6:30pm - 7:45pm
Venue: Kennedy Lecture Theatre, Institute of Child Health, 30 Guilford Street, WC1N 1EH
Ticket required: Price £18.00 available from www.annefrank.org.uk/afl

New Perspectives on Antisemitism and Islamophobia: Racialization and Religion

In partnership with the Centre for Civil Society and Citizenship, Northumbria University

Speakers: Professor David Feldman, Pears Institute for the study of Antisemitism, Birkbeck, University of London; Professor Brian Klug, University of Oxford; Dr Nasar Meer, Centre for Civil Society and Citizenship, Northumbria University; Professor Tariq Modood, University of Bristol; Professor John Solomos, University of Warwick; and Professor Pnina Werbner, Keele University
Date: Mon, Dec. 2, 2013
Time:  6:30pm - 8:00pm
Venue: Birkbeck, University of London, Bloomsbury, WC1E 7HX. Room B35, Torrington Square main entrance
Free event open to all: Please register your interest racializationandreligion.eventbrite.co.uk

Diasporas of the Mind

Jewish and Postcolonial Writing and the Nightmare of History

Round-table discussion: Professor Bryan Cheyette, University of Reading; Professor Robert Eaglestone, Royal Holloway, University of London; and Professor Susheila Nasta MBE, The Open University
Date: Thu, Dec. 12, 2013
Time:  6:30pm - 8:00pm
Venue: Birkbeck, University of London, Bloomsbury, London WC1E 7HX. Room B35, Torrington Square main entrance
Free event open to all: Please register your interest diasporasofthemind.eventbrite.co.uk
Book:

Bryan Cheyette, Diasporas of the Mind, Yale University Press, January 2014

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