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2017 Podcasts

Zionism and Antisemitism

Derek Penslar, Harvard University and Bashir Bashir, Open University, Israel and The Van Leer Jerusalem Institute

The Ghetto Of Venice: Past, Present, Future

Professor Shaul Bassi, Ca’Foscari University of Venice

The Meanings Of Antisemitism

Professor David Feldman, Birkbeck, University of London

2016 Podcasts

Mein Kampf Today: Ideology, Memory and the Question of Censorship - Panel Discussion

David Aaronovitch, columnist The Times; Neil Gregor, University of Southampton and Maiken Umbach, University of Nottingham

Challenging Myths and Misconceptions: Understanding the Nazi Camps and the Holocaust

Sir Richard J. Evans, Wolfson College, Cambridge; Tom Haward, UCL Centre for Holocaust Education, London; Yiftach Meiri, International School for Holocaust Studies, Yad Vashem, Jerusalem; Nikolaus Wachsmann, Birkbeck, University of London; Kim Wünschmann, Sussex University. Chaired by David Feldman, Director of the Pears Institute for the study of Antisemitism, Birkbeck, University of London.

Blood Inscriptions: Science, Modernity, and Ritual Murder in Fin de Siècle Europe

Professor Hillel Kieval, Washington University in St. Louis

Protecting and Offending Jews: Speech, Law and Policy

Rebecca Hilsenrath, Chief Executive, Equality and Human Rights Commission; Paul Iganski, Lancaster University; Omar Khan, Director, Runnymede Trust; Brendan McGeever, Birkbeck, University of London, and Rowan Williams, Master of Magdalene College, Cambridge

Placeless People: What Can History Tell Us About Today’s Refugee Crises?

Representatives of Freed Voices; Peter Gatrell, University of Manchester; Omah Khan, Runnymede Trust; Yousef Qasmiyeh, poet; Jessica Reinisch, Birkbeck, University of London; Daniel Trilling, author; and Colin Yeo, Barrister and blogger, Garden Court Chambers

The Emotional Toll of Antisemitism and its Consequences

Professor Todd Endelman, University of Michigan

Circumcision: Identity Politics and/or Health?

Professor Sander Gilman, Emory University

Race Theory, Anthropology and the Jewish Connection

Professor Dan Stone, Royal Holloway, University of London

2015 Podcasts

Genealogies of the Future

Professor Jonathan Boyarin, Cornell University

Blood Fractions: the Octoroon and Other Fantasies

Professor Roger Luckhurst, Birkbeck, University of London

Europe's Migrant Crisis and the Populist Right

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

The Left and Jews in Britain Today

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

Race, Equality and the Law

Dr Omar Khan, Runnymede Trust; Dr Camilla Schofield, University of East Anglia; Dr Anastasia Vakulenko, University of Birmingham

Trauma on the Eastern Front: European Jews and the First World War

Professor David Rechter, University of Oxford

Why are we Obsessed with the Nazis? The Third Reich in History and Memory: Richard Evans and Ian Kershaw in conversation with Nikolaus Wachsmann

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

The Armenian Genocide - Reflections and Comparisons

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

Enjoy the Music - The Pianist Edith Kraus, film screening and discussion

Marita Barthel-Rösing, psychoanalyst and filmmaker and Professor Stephen Frosh, Birkbeck, University of London. Chair: Professor Sasha Roseneil, Birkbeck, University of London

Shoah: a landmark of twentieth century cinema

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

Remapping Survival: Jewish Refugees and Rescue in Soviet Central Asia, Iran and India

Professor Atina Grossmann, The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art, New York

After Liberation – Legacies of the Nazi Concentration Camps

Professor Nikolaus Wachsmann, Birkbeck, University of London

2014 Podcasts

Israel and Antisemitism in Britain: Now and in the Future

The Rt. Hon. Baroness Warsi PC; Eve Garrard, University of Manchester; Ed Kessler, Woolf Institute and University of Cambridge; Brian Klug, University of Oxford, Daniella Peled, journalist

Hiroshima, the Holocaust and the Rise of Global Memory Culture

Dr Ran Zwigenberg, Pennsylvania State University

A Life, a Death, a Legacy: Writing the History of Ritual Murder

Professor Miri Rubin, Queen Mary, University of London

Histories of Prejudice: Persecuting Others

Dr Becky Taylor, Dr Matt Cook, Dr Jessica Reinisch, Birkbeck, University of London

Debating Antisemitism: Why do Jews Disagree so Much?

Diana Pinto, intellectual historian and author; Keith Kahn-Harris, writer and sociologist; David Feldman, Director, Pears Institute for the study of Antisemitism, Birkbeck, University of London

Pogroms: Contemporary Reactions to Antisemitic Violence in Europe c. 1815-1950

Professor Manfred Gailus, Technische Universität Berlin; Dr François Guesnet, University College London; Dr Hugo Service, University of Oxford.

Muslims and Jews in France: History of a Conflict

Professor Maud Mandel, Brown University

2013 Podcasts

Diasporas of the Mind

Professor Bryan Cheyette, University of Reading; Professor Robert Eaglestone, Royal Holloway, University of London; and Professor Susheila Nasta MBE, The Open University

New Perspectives on Antisemitism and Islamophobia: Racialization and Religion

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

The Recurrence of Genocide Since the Holocaust

Professor Philip Spencer, Kingston University

Writing Jews in Contemporary Britain

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

Boycotts - Past and Present

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.

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

Professor Anthony Bale, Birkbeck, University of London

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

Professor Orlando Figes, Birkbeck, University of London; Professor Stephen Gundle, University of Warwick; Dr Patrick Merziger, Freie Universität Berlin

Symposium on Integration, Disadvantage and Extremism

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

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

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

Rescue: Memory, Myth and Morality

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

2012 Podcasts

A Small Town near Auschwitz – Ordinary Nazis and the Holocaust

Professor Mary Fulbrook, University College London and Professor Jane Caplan, St Antony’s College, University of Oxford and Birkbeck, University of London

The Witness and the Holocaust - Oral Testimonies and Historical Knowledge

Professor Stefanie Schüler-Springorum, Center for Research on Antisemitism, Technical University, Berlin.

Norman Cohn: A Colloquium

Sham Ambiavaga, Frank Chalk, Lorenzo DiTommaso, David Feldman, John Gray, William Lamont, Paul Lay, Dame Jinty Nelson, Sir Michael Pepper, Daniel Pick, Marina Voikhanskaya

Proust Among the Nations - from Dreyfus to the Middle East

Professor Jacqueline Rose, Queen Mary, University of London; Professor Bryan Cheyette, University of Reading; Professor David Feldman, Pears Institute for the study of Antisemitism, Birkbeck, University of London; and Dr Ingrid Wassenaar, author of ‘Proustian Passions’. Chair: Dr Anthony Bale, Birkbeck, University of London

Ultra-Orthodox Jews, Jewish Antisemitism and the Fate of Western Civilization

Professor Eric Kaufmann, Birkbeck, University of London

Homelands

Professor George Steiner, Churchill College, Cambridge

Bringing the Dark to Light: Memory of the Holocaust in Post-Communist Europe

Dr Joanna Michlic, Hadassah-Brandeis Institute, Brandeis University, Boston

Muslims and Jews: Citizenship, Identity and Prejudice in Europe, the US and Israel - Workshop

Humayan Ansari, Royal Holloway, University of London; David Feldman, Pears Institute for the study of Antisemitism, Birkbeck, University of London; Chris Flood, University of Surrey; Ben Gidley,University of Oxford; Keith Kahn-Harris, Birkbeck, University of London; David Hirsh, Goldsmiths, University of London; David Kaposi, University of East London; Maleiha Malik, Kings College London; Nasar Meer, Northumbria University

The Memoirs and Memory of Jan Karski

Professor Michael Berkowitz, University College London; Professor Antony Polonsky, Brandeis University, Massachusetts; Professeur Annette Wieviorka, CNRS, Paris. Chair; Dr Ludivine Broch, University of Bristol

2012 Podcasts

A Small Town near Auschwitz – Ordinary Nazis and the Holocaust

Professor Mary Fulbrook, University College London and Professor Jane Caplan, St Antony’s College, University of Oxford and Birkbeck, University of London

The Witness and the Holocaust - Oral Testimonies and Historical Knowledge

Professor Stefanie Schüler-Springorum, Center for Research on Antisemitism, Technical University, Berlin.

Norman Cohn: A Colloquium

Sham Ambiavaga, Frank Chalk, Lorenzo DiTommaso, David Feldman, John Gray, William Lamont, Paul Lay, Dame Jinty Nelson, Sir Michael Pepper, Daniel Pick, Marina Voikhanskaya

Proust Among the Nations - from Dreyfus to the Middle East

Professor Jacqueline Rose, Queen Mary, University of London; Professor Bryan Cheyette, University of Reading; Professor David Feldman, Pears Institute for the study of Antisemitism, Birkbeck, University of London; and Dr Ingrid Wassenaar, author of ‘Proustian Passions’. Chair: Dr Anthony Bale, Birkbeck, University of London

Ultra-Orthodox Jews, Jewish Antisemitism and the Fate of Western Civilization

Professor Eric Kaufmann, Birkbeck, University of London

Homelands

Professor George Steiner, Churchill College, Cambridge

Bringing the Dark to Light: Memory of the Holocaust in Post-Communist Europe

Dr Joanna Michlic, Hadassah-Brandeis Institute, Brandeis University, Boston

Muslims and Jews: Citizenship, Identity and Prejudice in Europe, the US and Israel - Workshop

Humayan Ansari, Royal Holloway, University of London; David Feldman, Pears Institute for the study of Antisemitism, Birkbeck, University of London; Chris Flood, University of Surrey; Ben Gidley,University of Oxford; Keith Kahn-Harris, Birkbeck, University of London; David Hirsh, Goldsmiths, University of London; David Kaposi, University of East London; Maleiha Malik, Kings College London; Nasar Meer, Northumbria University

The Memoirs and Memory of Jan Karski

Professor Michael Berkowitz, University College London; Professor Antony Polonsky, Brandeis University, Massachusetts; Professeur Annette Wieviorka, CNRS, Paris. Chair; Dr Ludivine Broch, University of Bristol

2011 Events

After the Holocaust: Challenging the Myth of Silence

Professor David Cesarani, Royal Holloway, University of London; Professor Mary Fulbrook, University College London; Dr Eva Hoffman, Kingston University

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

Professor Tony Kushner, Parkes Institute, University of Southampton; Dr Nadia Valman, Queen Mary, University of London; David Rosenberg, teacher, writer and guide.

Antisemitism and the Law

Professor Didi Herman, University of Kent; Professor Maleiha Malik, Kings College London; Dr David Seymour, University of Lancaster

Interpreting Imaginary Jews

Dr Anthony Bale and Professor John Arnold, Birkbeck, University of London and Dr Nadia Valman, Queen Mary, University of London.

The Idea of Toleration and its Fate in Modernity

Simon Schama, University Professor of Art History and History, Columbia University

2010 Events

Equality, Race and the Jewish Problem

Professor David Feldman, Pears Institute Director

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