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Beyond Camps and Forced Labour

Organised by Birkbeck, University of London, Royal Holloway, University of London, University of Wolverhampton, in association with Imperial War Museums, Pears Institute for the study of Antisemitism and the Foundation 'Remembrance, Responsibility and Future' (Stiftung EVZ)

Conference: Various Speakers
Date: Jan. 7 - 9, 2015
Time: All Day
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After Liberation – Legacies of the Nazi Concentration Camps

Public lecture hosted by the Pears Institute for the study of Antisemitism, Birkbeck, University of London as part of the Beyond Camps and Forced Labour Conference

Speaker: Professor Nikolaus Wachsmann, Birkbeck, University of London
Date: Wed, Jan. 7, 2015
Time:  7:00pm - 8:30pm
Venue: Beveridge Hall, Senate House, Malet Street, London, WC1E 7HU
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Remapping Survival: Jewish Refugees and Rescue in Soviet Central Asia, Iran and India

Holocaust Memorial Day Event - Pears Institute for the study of Antisemitism in collaboration with the Institute for Historical Research, supported by the Department of History, Classics and Archaeology, Birkbeck, University of London

Speaker: Professor Atina Grossmann, The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art, New York
Date: Wed, Jan. 28, 2015
Time:  6:30pm - 8:00pm
Venue: Great Hall, British Medical Association House, Tavistock Square, London, WC1H 9JP
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Shoah: a landmark of twentieth century cinema

Film screening with panel discussion

Speakers: Dr Ludivine Broch, University of Westminster and Associate of the Pears Institute for the study of Antisemitism, Birkbeck, University of London; Professor Jane Caplan, Emeritus Professor of Modern European History, University of Oxford and Visiting Professor, Birkbeck, University of London; Professor Michael Chanan, University of Roehampton
Date: Sun, Feb. 15, 2015
Time: All Day
Venue: Birkbeck, University of London, Bloomsbury, London WC1E 7HX. Room B36, Torrington Square main entrance
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Enjoy the Music - The Pianist Edith Kraus, film screening and discussion

Pears Institute for the study of Antisemitism in partnership with Birkbeck Institute for Social Research

Speakers: Marita Barthel-Rösing, psychoanalyst and filmmaker and Professor Stephen Frosh, Birkbeck, University of London. Chair: Professor Sasha Roseneil, Birkbeck, University of London
Date: Sun, Mar. 22, 2015
Time:  2:00pm - 5:00pm
Venue: Birkbeck, University of London, Bloomsbury, WC1E 7HX, Room B35, Torrington Square main entrance
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Hannah Arendt

Film screening and round-table discussion

Speakers: Robert Fine, Emeritus Professor of Sociology, University of Warwick and Professor Lyndsey Stonebridge, University of East Anglia
Date: Sun, Apr. 26, 2015
Time:  2:00pm - 5:00pm
Venue: Birkbeck, University of London, Bloomsbury, WC1E 7HX, Room B33, Torrington Square main entrance
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The Armenian Genocide - Reflections and Comparisons

Speakers: Professor Cathie Carmichael, University of East Anglia; Professor Marcello Flores, University of Siena; Professor A. Dirk Moses, European University Institute, Florence; Professor Philip Spencer, Visiting Professor, Birkbeck, University of London, Emeritus Professor, Kingston University; Dr. Uğur Ümit Üngör, University of Utrecht
Date: Fri, May. 8, 2015
Time:  12:30pm - 5:45pm
Venue: Birkbeck, University of London, Bloomsbury, WC1E 7HX. Council Room, Torrington Square main entrance
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Why are we Obsessed with the Nazis? The Third Reich in History and Memory: Richard Evans and Ian Kershaw in conversation with Nikolaus Wachsmann

Pears Institute for the study of Antisemitism in partnership with the Department of History, Classics and Archaeology, Birkbeck, University of London and the Institute of Historical Research.

Speakers: Sir Richard J. Evans, Wolfson College, Cambridge and Gresham College, London and Sir Ian Kershaw, Emeritus Professor of Modern History, University of Sheffield in conversation with Professor Nikolaus Wachsmann, Birkbeck, University of London
Date: Tue, May. 12, 2015
Time:  6:30pm - 8:00pm
Venue: Beveridge Hall, Senate House, Malet Street, London, WC1E 7HU
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Trauma on the Eastern Front: European Jews and the First World War

Speaker:: Professor David Rechter, University of Oxford
Date: Thu, May. 21, 2015
Time:  6:30pm - 8:00pm
Venue: Birkbeck, University of London, Bloomsbury, WC1E 7HX, Room B33, Torrington Square main entrance
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Gender, Memory and Genocide: An International Conference Marking 100 Years Since the Armenian Genocide

The International Consortium for Research on Antisemitism and Racism; Center for Research on Antisemitism, Berlin; Pears Institute for the study of Antisemitism; Sabancı University, Gender and Women’s Studies Forum, Istanbul and Central European University, Department of Gender Studies, Budapest

Speakers include: Arlene Avakian, Massachusetts; Donald Bloxham, Edinburgh; Fatma Müge Göcek, Michigan; Stefanie Schüler-Springorum, Berlin
Date: Jun. 4 - 6, 2015
Time: All Day
Venue: The Center for Research on Antisemitism, Berlin Institute of Technology, Germany
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Paupers and Bankers: Modern Representation of Jews and Money

Pears Institute for the study of Antisemitism, Birkbeck, University of London in collaboration with the SOAS Centre for Jewish Studies

Speakers:: Bryan Cheyette, University of Reading; Derek J. Penslar, University of Oxford and the University of Toronto; Gideon Rueveni, Centre for German Jewish Studies, University of Sussex; Yonatan Sagiv, Israel Institute, School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London; Adam Sutcliffe, Kings College London; Nadia Valman, Queen Mary, University of London
Date: Tue, Jun. 9, 2015
Time:  11:00am - 5:30pm
Venue: Birkbeck, University of London, Bloomsbury, WC1E 7HX. Council Room, Torrington Square main entrance
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Race, Equality and the Law

Pears Institute for the study of Antisemitism in collaboration with the Jewish Council for Racial Equality

Speakers: Dr Omar Khan, Runnymede Trust; Dr Camilla Schofield, University of East Anglia; Dr Anastasia Vakulenko, University of Birmingham
Date: Tue, Jun. 16, 2015
Time:  6:30pm - 8:00pm
Venue: Birkbeck, University of London, Bloomsbury, WC1E 7HX, Room B33, Torrington Square main entrance
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Immigration and National Identity in Britain Since 1945

Pears Institute for the study of Antisemitism, Birkbeck, University of London in collaboration with Be Birkbeck

Lecture: Professor David Feldman, Director, Pears Institute for the study of Antisemitism, Birkbeck, University of London
Date: Mon, Oct. 19, 2015
Time:  6:30pm - 8:00pm
Venue: Keynes Library, 43-46 Gordon Square, London, WC1H 0PD
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When Jewish Societies Were Banned: Zionists, Anti-Zionists and the Politics of Anti-Racism

Pears Institute Lunchtime Seminar

Speaker: Dave Rich, Community Security Trust and Pears Institute Associate
Date: Thu, Oct. 22, 2015
Time:  1:00pm - 2:00pm
Venue: Dreyfus Room, 26 Russell Square, London, WC1B 5DQ
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The Left and Jews in Britain Today

Speakers: Alan Johnson, Britain Israel Communications & Research Centre; Lesley Klaff, Sheffield Hallam University and UK Lawyers for Israel; David Rosenberg, educator, author and Jewish Socialist Group; Nadia Valman, Queen Mary, University of London and Independent Jewish Voices
Date: Tue, Nov. 3, 2015
Time:  6:30pm - 8:00pm
Venue: Birkbeck University of London, Bloomsbury, London, WC1E 7HX. Room B33, Torrington Square main entrance
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Blood - Uniting and Dividing

An exhibition conceived in collaboration with the Jewish Museum London

Date: Nov. 5, 2015 - Feb. 28, 2016
Time: All Day
Venue: Jewish Museum London, Raymond Burton House, 129-131 Albert Street, London, NW1 7NB
Ticket required. Adults £7.50, concessions £6.50:

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Racism and Nationalism After the Scottish Referendum and 2015 General Election

Organised by Dr Brendan McGeever, Pears Institute for the study of Antisemitism. Hosted by Birkbeck Institute for Social Research and supported by the Centre of British Politics and Public Life, Birkbeck, University of London

Colloquium: Speakers: Dr Steve Garner, Open University; Dr Bethan Harries, University of Manchester; Dr Ronit Lentin, Trinity College Dublin; Dr Brendan McGeever, Pears Institute for the study of Antisemitism, Birkbeck, University of London; Dr Nasar Meer, University of Edinburgh; Professor Anoop Nayak, Newcastle University; Professor Satnam Virdee, University of Glasgow
Date: Fri, Nov. 13, 2015
Time:  10:00am - 4:30pm
Venue: Room 101, 30 Russell Square, London, WC1B 5DT
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£35.00 – Standard
£25.00 – Birkbeck staff
£15.00 – All students & unwaged

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Europe's Migrant Crisis and the Populist Right

In collaboration with the Department of Politics, Birkbeck, University of London

Speakers: Professor Chris Bertram, University of Bristol; David Goodhart, Demos Integration Hub; Professor Matthew Goodwin, University of Kent; Dr Daphne Halikiopoulou, University of Reading; Professor Eric Kaufmann, Birkbeck, University of London
Date: Mon, Nov. 23, 2015
Time:  6:00pm - 7:45pm
Venue: Wolfson Suite, Institute of Historical Research, Senate House, Malet Street, London, WC1E 7HU
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Solidarity with Palestine, Anti-Zionism and Antisemitism in the Context of the Gaza Wars Since 2009: A Comparison of Muslim Communities in France, Great Britain and Austria

Pears Institute Lunchtime Seminar

Speakers: Helga Embacher, Bernadette Edtmaier and Alexandra Preitschopf, University of Salzberg
Date: Tue, Nov. 24, 2015
Venue: Dreyfus Room, 26 Russell Square, London, WC1B 5DQ
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Blood Fractions: the Octoroon and Other Fantasies

Lecture: Professor Roger Luckhurst, Birkbeck, University of London
Date: Thu, Nov. 26, 2015
Time:  6:30pm - 8:00pm
Venue: Jewish Museum London, Raymond Burton House, 129-131 Albert Street, London NW1 7NB
Free with museum entry. Adults £7.50, concessions £6.50:

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Genealogies of the Future

Lecture: Professor Jonathan Boyarin, Cornell University
Date: Wed, Dec. 9, 2015
Time:  6:30pm - 8:00pm
Venue: Jewish Museum London, Raymond Burton House, 129-131 Albert Street, London NW1 7NB
Free with museum entry. Adults £7.50, concessions £6.50:

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