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Reconsidering Antisemitism: Past and Present
April 10, 2016 @ 3:00 pm - April 12, 2016 @ 4:30 pm
he Carolina Center for Jewish Studies is taking a leadership role in bringing together international scholars, students, and the general public to explore antisemistism’s dark past and concerning present.
There is an undeniable resurgence of antisemitism in many parts of the world (including North and South America, Europe, the Middle East, and Africa). Recent events showcasing intolerance are alarming and generate tremendous concern for the future. As a result, there are a growing number of academic researchers who are seeking to understand this phenomenon from a scholarly perspective. Their work investigates the history of antisemitism from Biblical times to today, and covers everything from antiquity and the middle ages, to the Holocaust and current events.
To further our shared understanding, the Carolina Center for Jewish Studies is organizing a comprehensive, three-day scholarly conference on antisemitism for April 10-12, 2016 at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. The conference will include two evening lectures and a series of five in-depth panel discussions. One panel will feature a roundtable with journalists who cover antisemitism while other panel topics focus on the origins of anti-Judaism; the struggle over the memory of the Holocaust; medieval to modern antisemitism in Europe and the Middle East; and mainstream and extreme conceptions of Jews in Europe and America. The conference will also include a poster session for students to highlight undergraduate research.
For more information, please visit the website http://jewishstudies.unc.edu/events/reconsidering-antisemitism/