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"Encounters": A Conversation with Sol Goldberg and Scott Ury on their co-edited volume (together with Kalman Weiser) Key Concepts in the Study of Antisemitism

16.11.2021 | 19:00

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What is antisemitism past and present and how to define it has become a contested historical and political topic in the last few years. Key Concepts in the Study of Antisemitism, edited by Sol Goldberg, Scott Ury, and Kal­man Weiser attempts to enhance our understanding of the phenomena by being both intellectually challenging and methodologically innova­tive. Recognizing that antisemitism's manifestations are diverse and its causes many, the volume explores the phenomenon's complexity through the concepts most salient to its comprehension in the present as well as the past. The volume's twenty-one concepts include, among others, Gen­der, Zionism, orientalism, emancipation, and postcolonialism. Leading the conversation with Goldberg and Ury is Stefanie Schuler-Springo­rum. She will highlight, among others, how the turn to key concepts not only disrupts larger, chronological narratives that often frame the study of antisemitism, but also brings the phenomenon into conversation with a range of other fields and disciplines.

Sol Goldberg is Associate Professor in the Department for the Study of Religion and the Anne Tanenbaum Centre for Jewish Studies at the University of Toronto.

Scott Ury is Senior Lecturer in Tel Aviv University's Department of Jewish History where he is also Director of the Eva and Marc Besen Institute for the Study of Historical Consciousness and Senior Editor of the journal History & Memory: Studies in Representation of the Past.

Stefanie Schuler-Springorum is Historian and Director of the Center for Research on Antisemitism in Berlin as well as member of the Board of Directors of the Selma Stern Center for Jewish Studies Berlin-Brandenburg.

(The Institute for Holocaust, Genocide, and Memory Studies at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst and the Avraham Harman Research Institute of Contemporary Jewry at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem present their annual series:
“Encounters: Conversations on Racism, Antisemitism, and Islamophobia”. For more information, visit the webpage: https://www.umass.edu/ihgms/%E2%80%9Cencounters-conversations-racism-antisemitism-and-isla...)

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16.11.2021 | 19:00