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An Intimate View Of Evil? How German Jews Made Sense Of Nazi Perpetrators

Holocaust Memorial Day Event - Pears Institute for the study of Antisemitism in collaboration with the Institute of Historical Research

Speaker: Professor Mark Roseman, Indiana University Bloomington
Date: Wed, Feb. 1, 2017
Time:  6:30pm - 8:00pm
Venue: Wolfson Suite, Institute of Historical Research, Senate House, Malet Street, London, WC1E 7HU
Free event open to all:

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The Meanings Of Antisemitism

Public Lecture

Speaker: Professor David Feldman, Birkbeck, University of London
Date: Mon, Feb. 13, 2017
Time:  6:30pm - 8:00pm
Venue: Birkbeck, University of London, Bloomsbury, WC1E 7HX, Room B34, Torrington Square main entrance
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Capitalism, Antisemitism and Stupidity. On Horkheimer and Adorno's Dialectic of Enlightenment

Pears Institute Lunchtime Seminar

Speaker: Marcel Stoetzler, Bangor University and Honorary Research Fellow, Pears Institute for the study of Antisemitism
Date: Thu, Mar. 2, 2017
Time:  1:00pm - 2:00pm
Venue: Birkbeck, University of London
Free event for scholars:

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When the Elders of Zion Relocated in Eurabia: Conspiratorial Racialization in Antisemitism and Islamophobia

Pears Institute Lunchtime Seminar

Speaker:: Reza Zia-Ebrahimi, Kings College London
Date: Thu, Mar. 16, 2017
Time:  1:00pm - 2:00pm
Venue: Birkbeck, University of London
Free event for scholars:

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Denial – Painful Pasts and Hidden Histories

Film screenings with panel discussion

Speakers: Professor Stephen Frosh, Birkbeck, University of London, Professor Catherine Hall, University College London, Professor Daniel Pick, Birkbeck, University of London and Professor Philippe Sands QC, University College London.
Date: Sun, Mar. 26, 2017
Time:  10:45am - 5:30am
Venue: Birkbeck, University of London, Room B33 Malet Street, Bloomsbury, London WC1E 7HX
Free event open to all: booking required:

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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
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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:

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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.

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If you cannot afford the conference fee please contact Elaine Hudson at the Pears Institute: pearsinstitute@bbk.ac.uk.

The Frankfurt School on Antisemitism: A Developmental Approach

Pears Institute Lunchtime Seminar

Speaker: Professor Jack Jacobs, City University of New York
Date: Tue, Apr. 25, 2017
Time:  12:30pm - 1:30pm
Venue: Dreyfus Room, 26 Russell Square, London WC1B 5DQ
Free event for scholars:

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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
Booking:

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 - in collaboration with the Department of Psychosocial Studies, Birkbeck, University of London

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, which includes lunches, refreshments and drinks reception: academics £100.00; Birkbeck staff £50.00; postgraduate students/early career scholars £35.00. Click here to register

*A day rate (£40.00) is also available, please contact: pearsinstitute@bbk.ac.uk 

Antisemitism and Zionism: Ideologies or Emotions?

Pears Institute Public Lecture

Speaker: Derek Penslar, Harvard University
Date: Wed, May. 24, 2017
Time:  6:30pm - 8:00pm
Venue: Birkbeck, University of London, Clore Lecture Theatre, Clore Management Centre, Torrington Square, Bloomsbury, London WC1E 7JL
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The memories of the Holocaust and Nakba and the politics of binationalism in Israel/Palestine

Pears Institute Public Lecture

Speaker: Bashir Bashir, Open University, Israel and The Van Leer Jerusalem Institute
Date: Thu, May. 25, 2017
Time:  6:30pm - 8:00pm
Venue: Birkbeck University of London, Bloomsbury, London, WC1E 7HX. Room B34, Torrington Square main entrance
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Jewish Identity in Question: The Life, Death, and Legacy of Irene Nemirovsky, a Jewish Writer in Twentieth-Century France

in collaboration with IHR Modern French Seminar

Speakers: Susan Suleiman, Harvard University, in conversation with Ann Jefferson, University of Oxford and Daniel Lee, University of Sheffield
Date: Mon, Jun. 12, 2017
Time:  6:30pm - 8:00pm
Venue: Birkbeck, University of London, Clore Lecture Theatre, Clore Management Centre, Torrington Square, Bloomsbury, London WC1E 7JL
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Islamophobia and Antisemitism in Christian Europe: an Intertwined History

Pears Institute Lunchtime Seminar

Speaker: Ben Gidley, Birkbeck, University of London
Date: Tue, Oct. 10, 2017
Time:  1:00pm - 2:00pm
Venue: Birkbeck, University of London
Free event for scholars:

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Traces: Representations of the Holocaust and Antisemitism in British Film and Television

In collaboration with the British Jewish Contemporary Cultures Network and supported by Birkbeck Institute for the Moving Image

Speakers include: Nathan Abrams, Bangor University; James Jordan, University of Southampton; Caroline Kaye, Manchester Metropolitan University; Sue Vice, University of Sheffield
Date: Wed, Nov. 8, 2017
Time:  12:00pm - 5:00pm
Venue: Birkbeck, University of London, Birkbeck Cinema, 43 Gordon Square, London, WC1E 0PD
Event open to all:

Registration fee: £5.00 for students and unwaged and £10.00 for all other attendees. A light lunch will be provided. Book your place.

From Berdichev to Minsk and Onward to Moscow: Jewish Voices of the Russian Revolution

Pears Institute Public Lecture

Speaker: Professor Elissa Bemporad, City University of New York
Date: Mon, Nov. 27, 2017
Time:  6:30pm - 8:00pm
Venue: Birkbeck, University of London, Clore Lecture Theatre, Clore Management Centre, Torrington Square, Bloomsbury, London WC1E 7JL
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Racism, Antisemitism and the Revival of the Far-Right in ‘Post-Racial’ America: a Historical Perspective

Pears Institute Lunchtime Seminar

Speaker: Aaron Winter, University of East London
Date: Mon, Dec. 4, 2017
Time:  1:00pm - 2:00pm
Venue: Birkbeck, University of London
Free event for scholars:

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Cosmopolitanism - Jewish and Postcolonial Perspectives

In collaboration with the Leo Baeck Institute London

Speakers: Gurminder Bhambra, University of Sussex; Bryan Cheyette, University of Reading; Cathy Gelbin, University of Manchester; Sander Gilman, Emory University
Date: Mon, Dec. 11, 2017
Time:  6:30pm - 8:00pm
Venue: Birkbeck, University of London, Clore Lecture Theatre, Clore Management Centre, Torrington Square, Bloomsbury, London WC1E 7JL
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