Selected books by Pears Institute staff and Associates.
Holocaust education and commemoration are becoming more visitor centric. Yet there is a significant gap in scholarship regarding visitor responses to difficult histories. This edited volume aims to examine diverse aspects of visitor engagement with the Holocaust both inside the museum and outside of it.
The German language holds an ambivalent and controversial place in the modern history of European Jews. Marc Volovici offers a new understanding, turning to German to illuminate the questions and dilemmas that largely defined the experience of European Jews in the age of nationalism.
The first monograph to analyse the Bolshevik response to antisemitism. Brendan McGeever also uncovers the explosive overlap between revolutionary politics and antisemitism, and the capacity for class to become racialized in a moment of crisis. Awarded the 2020 Reginald Zelnik Book Prize for History.
Scholars and artists examine the role of money in Jewish life and the place of Jews – real and imagined – in commerce, capitalism and finance up to the present day. Produced to complement the 2019 exhibition at the Jewish Museum London developed in collaboration with the Pears Institute.
Historians and social scientists examine boycotts from the eighteenth century to the present day. Contributors explore the causes and impact of past boycott movements and examine the current Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) campaign directed against Israel
This volume is the first collective attempt to address the history of notions of race in the humanities as a whole. It brings together some of the most distinguished scholars in their respective fields.
This book offers a new contribution to the history of multiculturalism in Britain. It shows how friendship and co-operation between Christian and Jewish women changed lives and, as the Second World War approached, actually saved them.
Leading scholars reflect on the religious, historical, and medical dimensions of blood. Produced by the Pears Institute to accompany the 2015 exhibition held in collaboration with the Jewish Museum London.
The Pears Institute explores the pattern of antisemitism both today and in the past. We connect research on antisemitism to the wider study of racialization and intolerance.