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The Pears Institute holds seminars, workshops and conferences for scholars, and lectures, discussions and film screenings that are open to everyone.

A Conversation on Racial Antisemitism
Wiener Holocaust Library Collections

Public Event | Online

21st October, 2020

A Conversation on Racial Antisemitism

Professor David Feldman, Pears Institute for the study of Antisemitism and Professor Stefanie Schüler-Springorum, Centre for Research on Antisemitism, Technical University, Berlin

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. 

Comparing Comparisons: Preliminary Reflections on a New Era of Historical Analogy
Quinn Dombrowski from Berkeley, USA – Never again means now, CC BY-SA 2.0

Webinar | For Scholars

22nd October, 2020

Comparing Comparisons: Preliminary Reflections on a New Era of Historical Analogy

Professor Michael Rothberg, University of California, Los Angeles

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…

Antisemitism and the Left in the Russian Revolution

Public Event | Online

10th November, 2020

Antisemitism and the Left in the Russian Revolution

Dr Brendan McGeever, Birkbeck, University of London

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…

Understanding Visitor Experience at Holocaust Museums and Memory Sites
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Understanding Visitor Experience at Holocaust Museums and Memory Sites

Diana Popescu

Submission Deadline: 30 November 2020

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.

Next Event
Racism, Antisemitism, and South African Jewish Perspectives on Victimhood
Holocaust Memorial Westpark

Webinar | For Scholars

1st December, 2020

Racism, Antisemitism, and South African Jewish Perspectives on Victimhood

Professor Shirli Gilbert, University College London

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.

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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.

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