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POSTPONED - NEW DATE TBA - Disentangling Judaeophobia, Antisemitism and Anti-Zionism

24 March 2020, 6:00 pm–8:00 pm


Unfortunately, due to the current travel restrictions, this event had to be postponed - new date tba. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause. David Feldman (BBK), Mary Fulbrook (UCL), Andrea Schatz (KCL) and Yair Wallach (SOAS). Convened by Seth Anziska (UCL) and Tamar Garb (UCL).

This event is free.

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Seth Anziska and Tamar Garb


IAS Forum
Ground floor, South Wing, UCL
United Kingdom

Unfortunately, due to the current travel restrictions, this event had to be postponed - new date tba. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.


This panel will consider the terms Judaeophobia, Antisemitism and Anti-Zionism — and adjacent terms -- in relation to their histories and from various disciplinary perspectives. The panel aims to respond to some of the following questions and others:

How can we find a suitable definition of the above terms in both scholarly and public debate? What are the historical continuities and ruptures from early hostility to Jews and  Judaism and modern forms of racism? How has nationalism challenged traditional drivers of antisemitism? What is the role of Zionism in the transformation of modern Jewish politics, and anti-Semitic polemics? To what extent has the Israeli-Palestinian conflict transformed questions of antisemitism and antizionism? How have populist politics recast left-wing and right-wing hostility towards Jews and Israel?


Mary Fulbrook, FBA, is Professor of German History at UCL. She is the author or editor of some 25 books, including most recently Reckonings: Legacies of Nazi Persecution and the Quest for Justice (OUP 2018) winner of the Wolfson History Prize 2019; and the Fraenkel Prize-winning A Small Town near Auschwitz: Ordinary Nazis and the Holocaust (OUP 2012).

David is Director of the Pears Institute for the Study of Antisemitism at Birkbeck, University of London where he is also a Professor of History. He has advised the OSCE, the United Nations, the British Labour Party, and the UK All Party Parliamentary Group Against Antisemitism, on policy issues connected with antisemitism. He has written on the politics of antisemitism for The Guardian, The Independent, The Financial Times, Haaretz and History Workshop Online. His recent publications include Immigration and Antisemitism in Western Europe (2018), a contribution to the American Historical Review roundtable “Rethinking Antisemitism” (October 2018), and the edited volume Boycotts Past and Present. From the American Revolution to the Campaign to Boycott Israel (2019) He is currently writing a history of the meanings and uses of the term “antisemitism”.

Andrea Schatz is a Reader in Jewish Studies at King's College London.  Her research focuses on the world of European Jews from the sixteenth to the early nineteenth centuries and her interests include modern Jewish thought and practice, the Enlightenment and its critics, and orientalism and secularism.

Yair Wallach is Senior Lecturer in Israeli Studies at SOAS, University of London. His research has explored the intersection between ideas and material culture in the everyday experience of modernity. His forthcoming book, A City in Fragments, which looks at Arabic and Hebrew texts in the urban space of modern Jerusalem, will be published  by Stanford University Press in 2020.

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