The anti-Semitism in Comparative Perspective Seminar Series
The Institute for the Study of Global Antisemitism and Policy (ISGAP), USA, and the Groupe Sociétés, Religions, Laïcités (GSRL)/CNRS-EPHE, Paris (France) is organizing a series of seminars in 2015/2016 on contemporary antisemitism. This seminar series aims to explore this subject matter in a comprehensive, interdisciplinary framework from an array of approaches and perspectives as well as regional contexts. Eminent scholars and researchers are invited to present seminar papers in an informal setting.
Anti-Judaism, or the controversial term coined in the 1870s by Wilhelm Marr, Antisemitism, is one of the most complex and, at times, perplexing forms of hatred. It spans history, infecting different societies, religious and philosophical movements, and even civilizations.
In the aftermath of the Holocaust, some contend that Antisemitism illustrates the limitations of the Enlightenment and modernity itself. Manifestations of Antisemitism emerge in numerous ideological based narratives and the constructed identities of belonging and otherness such as race and ethnicity, nationalisms, and anti-nationalisms.
Those seminars are supported by the Foundation for the Memory of the Shoah.