Taught by Professor David Patterson, the Hillel A. Feinberg Distinguished Chair at the Ackerman Center for Holocaust Studies, University of Texas at Dallas, this four-part course will examine the millennial phenomenon of what has been deemed “the longest hatred”: Antisemitism. Exploring the history, causes, and essence of Jew-hatred, the course delves into its philosophical, theological, ideological, political, and social aspects. The ultimate aim of the course is to arrive at a deeper understanding of the essence of Jew-hatred as it appears among very diverse peoples and cultures ranging from ancient Greeks to modern intellectuals, from Saint Augustine to Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, from Karl Marx to Adolf Hitler.
Live sessions will occur on the following dates and times. Recordings will be made available to registered participants who are unable to attend. The schedule is as follows: