ISGAP is pleased to announce that we are hosting a groundbreaking international conference on critical contemporary antisemitism studies to take place at The Woolf Institute, Cambridge. In the contemporary context of globalised relations, it appears that the oldest and most complex forms of hatred, antisemitism, has taken on new and changing forms that need to be decoded, mapped and critiqued. Given the recent rise of manifestations of antisemitism globally, this interdisciplinary conference is timely and imperative. The continual minimal response by academia and the human rights community to the onslaught of antisemitism, points to a growing crisis of modernity, which impacts democratic principles, notions of citizenship, and human rights. Antisemitism is also an indicator of the growth of other forms of prejudice, racism(s), sexism, gendered relations, xenophobia and discrimination.

Following at the heels of the largest-ever academic conference on the study of antisemitism (which took place at Yale University in August 2010), the aim of this conference is to explore this phenomenon from an interdisciplinary approach and to contribute to the advancement of knowledge and understanding pertaining to the origins and manifestations of antisemitism.

The conference is open to scholars, intellectuals, and policy experts, engaged in the study of contemporary antisemitism globally, and related topics, regardless of school of thought, scientific approach, academic discipline or ideological view.

ISGAP is now accepting papers to be presented at this conference. Please send a short CV and 500-word proposal to [email protected] by Monday, February 10, 2022.

The international conference will be held at Cambridge, in conjunction with The Woolf Institute. Registration fees are £150; Senior Citizens – £100; Students – £75. Under exceptional circumstances fees may be waived.