The Antisemitism in Comparative Perspective Seminar Series

Anti-Judaism, or the controversial term coined in the 1870s by Wilhelm Marr, Antisemitism, is one of the most complex and, at times, perplexing forms of hatred. It spans history, infecting different societies, religious and philosophical movements, and even civilizations. In the aftermath of the Holocaust, some contend that Antisemitism illustrates the limitations of the Enlightenment and modernity itself. Manifestations of Antisemitism emerge in numerous ideological based narratives and the constructed identities of belonging and otherness such as race and ethnicity, nationalisms, and anti-nationalisms.

This seminar series, co-sponsored with the Institute for the Study of Global Antisemitism and Policy, aims to explore this subject matter in a comprehensive, interdisciplinary framework from an array of approaches and perspectives as well as regional contexts. Eminent scholars and researchers are invited to present seminar papers in an informal setting.

Contact for information: Ira Guberman, Manager of Programming and Operations, ISGAP: [email protected]

Spring 2020 Seminar Schedule

Mar. 2, “A Symposium on Contemporary Antisemitism in Europe”
Presented by the European Studies Centre, St. Antony’s College, Oxford University and ISGAP

“Globalization and Antisemitism: The Attack on the Democratic Centre”
Dr. Charles Asher Small, Executive Director, ISGAP, Research Scholar, St. Antony’s College, Oxford
“On European Muslim Antisemitism – Ideology, Realties, Patterns and Changes”
Dr. Dina Lisnyansky, Department of Middle Eastern Studies, Tel Aviv University
“Antisemitism 2.0: Radicalized Online Hate Speech in Central Europe”
Dr. Viera Žúborová, Bratislava Policy Institute
“The New Populism and its Potential to Nurture Antisemitism”
Dr. David Hirsh, Department of Sociology, Goldsmiths College, University of London

Chair: Dr. Hartmut Mayer, Director, European Studies Centre; Fellow, St. Peter’s College;
European Studies Centre, St. Antony’s College, Oxford University, UK
Location: Seminar Room, 70 Woodstock Road, Oxford Ox2 6HR
Monday, March 2, 2020
5:00 P.M.

To register please email [email protected]

Seminars are open to the university community (undergraduate students, graduate students, and faculty) and the interested public.