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


The ISGAP-Oxford Summer Institute, Pembroke College, Oxford, is now seeking Scholars-in-Residence for this intensive one-week workshop-based curriculum development program in interdisciplinary critical contemporary antisemitism studies. The program is dedicated to the development of antisemitism studies as a recognized academic discipline.
The program is intended primarily for professors with full-time college or university positions, though exceptional faculty, doctoral and post-doctoral students will be considered. Under the guidance of leading international academics, Scholars-in-Residence will be required to develop a course syllabus and curriculum in the interdisciplinary study of critical contemporary antisemitism. The course syllabus and curriculum is to be taught at the Scholar-in-Residence’s home university for course credit, on at least two occasions, upon completion of the program.
ISGAP also has limited space for university students with strong grades, proven leadership skills, and commitment. Successful applicants will qualify as Elie Wiesel – Martin Luther King Jr. Scholars, who will work on student-led projects to help combat antisemitism and racism on campus.

Taking place from Sunday, August 1, through Thursday, August 5, 2021, ISGAP is now accepting applications for the 2021 Summer Institute. All participants must make an application.
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. Successful applicants are liable for tuition fees. Applicants may also apply for scholarships.
All applications are expected by Friday, July 16, 2021.
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

All scholars are expected to submit a CV, a letter of intent, and two 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, and 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. 

Applications may be submitted in the form below or over email. Applications are welcome anytime, however, space may be limited. Please submit completed applications to [email protected] under the subject heading “Oxford 2021 Online Applicant”.

General questions? Please contact Ira Guberman, Manager of Programming and Operations, [email protected]

2021 ISGAP-Oxford Summer Institute Application

  • Chair, Dean, or Provost letter from 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.
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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