Annual ISGAP-Oxford Summer Institute for Curriculum Development in Critical Antisemitism Studies

Pembroke College, Oxford University

The ISGAP-Oxford Summer Institute for Curriculum Development in Critical Antisemitism Studies is an intensive workshop-based program aimed at establishing critical antisemitism studies as a recognized academic discipline. The program is intended primarily for professors with full-time university or college or positions, though exceptional individuals with expertise, doctoral and post-doctoral students may also be considered. The workshop will take place at Pembroke College, Oxford, from August 9 to 21.

Under the guidance of leading international academics, scholars-in-residence will be asked to develop new syllabi and curricula for courses in critical interdisciplinary antisemitism studies, which scholars-in-residence will teach in their home institutions after completing the ISGAP-Oxford program.


Application Deadline Extended: Rolling Admissions

Full and partial Fellowships are available for successful applicants. All scholars that are accepted to the program are expected to be present for the entire duration of the Summer Institute and attend all seminars and meetings. This is non-negotiable. The Summer Institute will commence Sunday afternoon, August 9th, at 18:00,  and conclude Friday, August 21st, at 17:00. 

Successful applicants may be liable for tuition or processing fees.  

A limited number of openings exist for exceptional graduate and undergraduate students to participate in a special Elie Wiesel – Martin Luther King Jr. Scholars program that will run in part, concurrently with the Summer Institute. 

How To Apply

Submit a CV, a letter of intent, and two or three letters of recommendation, as well as a letter from the Chair, Dean, or Provost of the scholars’ home department, confirming that the participant will be able to teach the course designed at the ISGAP-Oxford Summer Institute, within one academic year, on at least two subsequent occasions. Wiesel-King Scholars are not required to submit a letter of approval for teaching a course designed upon the ISGAP-Oxford Summer Institute. They should be prepared to design projects to combat antisemitism that will be implemented in their home communities/university following the program. 

The entire application should be submitted with all supporting documentation.  Applications are welcome anytime prior to the application deadline of Monday, April 27, 2020.

Please submit completed applications to [email protected] under the subject heading “Oxford 2020 Applicant”. Alternatively, completed applications may be mailed to our office in New York City:

165 E. 56th St.
New York, NY 10022

General questions? Please contact Ira Guberman, Manager of Programming and Operations, [email protected] or 212-230-1840 

Previous Years
St. John's College, Oxford
St. John's College, Oxford
St. John's College, Oxford
St. Antony's College, Oxford
Hertford College, Oxford

Universities are the main battlefield for the new wave of antisemitism. It is very important that the professors, those teaching the students, understand the dangers, and know how to fight it...that makes all the difference.

— Natan Sharansky, Chair of ISGAP

The ISGAP Summer Institute is led by some of the foremost international scholars and policymakers.
This esteemed group includes:

Natan Sharansky
Ayaan Hirsi Ali
Professor Deborah E. Lipstadt
Elan Carr
Professor Benny Morris
Professor Dr. Bassam Tibi
Professor Yossi Shain

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