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What's On: October - December 2020

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

Challenging Denial: from Slavery to the Holocaust

7th November, 2018

Challenging Denial: from Slavery to the Holocaust

Dr Caroline Bressey, University College London; Dr Keith Kahn-Harris, Birkbeck, University of London and Leo Baeck College; Professor Bruna Seu, Birkbeck, University of London

Laws prohibiting the denial of the Holocaust have been passed in many countries, yet Holocaust denial is still with us. At the same time, denial contributes to the erasure of the history of African enslavement in UK politics and wider culture.

Yiddish Exceptionalism: Lynching, Race, and Racism in Joseph Opatoshu’s American Fiction

19th November, 2018

Yiddish Exceptionalism: Lynching, Race, and Racism in Joseph Opatoshu’s American Fiction

Marc Caplan, Senior Research Fellow, Internationales Forschungszentrum Kulturwissenschaften (IFK), Kunstuniversität Linz, Vienna

Marc Caplan, Senior Research Fellow, Internationales Forschungszentrum Kulturwissenschaften (IFK), Kunstuniversität Linz, Vienna

The Holocaust and Yiddish

20th November, 2018

The Holocaust and Yiddish

Miriam Schulz, Columbia University

Miriam Schulz, Columbia University

1938 in Retrospect

27th November, 2018

1938 in Retrospect

Professor Mary Fulbrook, University College London; Professor Nicholas Stargardt, University of Oxford; Dr Jennifer Craig-Norton, University of Southampton

Professor Mary Fulbrook, University College London; Professor Nicholas Stargardt, University of Oxford; Dr Jennifer Craig-Norton, University of Southampton

Professor David Feldman, Director – 3

We build alliances to promote knowledge and share understanding, making our work ever-more relevant in a world threatened by populisms and conspiracy theories from the political left and right

Professor David Feldman, Director

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