The Pears Institute holds seminars, workshops and conferences for scholars, and lectures, discussions and film screenings that are open to everyone.
David Feldman and Stefanie Schüler-Springorum explore the origins and history of racial conceptions of antisemitism, and reflect on their significance today.
Image: Schoolwork produced in Nazi Germany representing the antisemitic and racist Nuremberg Laws of 1935. Wiener Holocaust Library Collections.
For the last four years there has been an intensified debate about the ethics and politics of historical comparison. While current controversies are not limited to questions of racism and antisemitism, those two categories are frequently invoked and are often at stake…
When the Bolsheviks came to power in 1917, they announced the overthrow of a world scarred by exploitation and domination. Yet, in the very moment of revolution, antisemitic pogroms swept the former Pale of Settlement. Brendan McGeever examines the Bolshevik response to this unprecedented wave of antisemitism and the crucial role played by Jewish radicals…
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.
Drawing on historical materials and contemporary interviews, Shirli Gilbert will explore Jews’ diverging perspectives on victimhood: their own victimhood, that of others, and how the two may or may not intersect.
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.