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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.

Holding on Through Letters: Jewish Families During the Holocaust

Public Event | Online

2nd February, 2021

Holding on Through Letters: Jewish Families During the Holocaust

Professor Debórah Dwork, The City University of New York

Jewish families in Nazi Europe tried to hold onto each other through letters. But wartime conditions applied. Letters were censored, and could not be sent between countries at war with each other. How to keep in contact? And, once contact was established, what to say — and about what to remain silent?

When and Why Did Self-Determination Become a Right for All Nations? Jews, Arabs, and the Marxist World Revolution

Webinar | For Scholars

16th February, 2021

When and Why Did Self-Determination Become a Right for All Nations? Jews, Arabs, and the Marxist World Revolution

Professor James Renton, Edge Hill University

When did national self-determination become the conventional means to rectify the grievances of oppressed peoples? This transformation took place in the latter years of the Great War and had a momentous impact on the global political ideas of a post-Ottoman ‘Middle East’, the nationalist Jew, and the nationalist Arab. It was, James Renton will argue, a victory for the political thought of the Second International and its most significant legacy.

Intersectionality and its Discontents: Why Antisemitism Matters

Intersectionality and its Discontents: Why Antisemitism Matters

Professor Karin Stögner, University of Passau, Germany

Intersectionality is a methodological approach in the social sciences that investigates the multidimensionality of power relations. Why does this framework routinely exclude antisemitism?

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Jews, Liberalism, Antisemitism

29th April, 2021

Jews, Liberalism, Antisemitism

Professor Abigail Green, University of Oxford; Professor Simon Levis Sullam, Università Ca' Foscari Venezia; Professor Jessica Marglin, University of Southern California; Professor Derek Penslar, Harvard University

This panel discussion explores how liberalism, citizenship, nationality, religion, race and gender functioned and interacted differently in European Jewish heartlands, in the Mediterranean peripheries of Spain and the Ottoman empire, and in the North American Atlantic world.

Professor David Feldman, Director – 4

Our work shows how antisemitism has often been intertwined with anti-Muslim, anti-migrant, anti-black and anti-Irish bigotries. Antisemitism and other racisms should not be considered in isolation and still less in competition.

Professor David Feldman, Director

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