International Conference: Antisemitism after 7 October

Berlin-Mitte

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The International Institute for Education and Research on Antisemitism (IIBSA) and the Institute for the Study of Contemporary Antisemitism at Indiana University are organizing an important conference entitled “Antisemitism after 7 October”. The event will take place on Friday, July 5, 2024, from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. in Berlin-Mitte (near the U-Bahn station “Naturkundemuseum”).

The event is organized in cooperation with the Chair of Sociology at the University of Passau, the London Centre for the Study of Contemporary Antisemitism, and the Spanish Research Council (CSIC), and is supported by the Amadeu Antonio Foundation.

The conference aims to address the resurgence of antisemitism in the wake of recent global events. The conference will feature a series of sessions led by prominent scholars and researchers, including Alejandro Baer, David Hirsh, Günther Jikeli, Karin Stögner and Kim Robin Stoller. The conference will explore various dimensions of antisemitism, including the resurgence of antisemitism in the 21st century, feminist critical theory after October 7, the historical evolution of antisemitism from events such as the Gaza flotilla and BDS to October 7, and the complex relationship between the UN and Israel. Sessions will also address the role of social media post-October 7 and specific case studies such as antisemitism in Spain.

International Conference: Antisemitism after 7 October

Date: Friday, July 5, 2024
Time: 9:00 AM – 2:00 PM
Venue: Metro Station ‘Naturkundemuseum’, Berlin-Center

Organized by:

  • International Institute for Education and Research on Antisemitism (IIBSA)
  • Institute for the Study of Contemporary Antisemitism, Indiana University

In Cooperation with:

  • Chair of Sociology, University of Passau
  • London Centre for the Study of Contemporary Antisemitism
  • Spanish Research Council (CSIC)

Supported by:

  • Amadeu Antonio Stiftung

Conference Program (Updated)

9:00 – 9:30 AM
Welcome Remarks and Introductions
Kim Robin Stoller, International Institute for Education and Research on Antisemitism (IIBSA)
Günther Jikeli, Institute for the Study of Contemporary Antisemitism, Indiana University / IIBSA
Greetings from cooperating institutions and supporters

9:30 – 11:15 AM
Block 1: Morning Sessions

Feminist Critical Theory and Antisemitism after 7 October
Karin Stögner, Chair of Sociology, University of Passau

Tracing Antisemitism: From Gaza Flotilla and BDS to the Aftermath of October 7th
Kim Robin Stoller, International Institute for Education and Research on Antisemitism (IIBSA)

Charges of Genocide
Philip Spencer, Emeritus Professor in Holocaust and Genocide Studies at Kingston University

11:15 – 11:45 AM
Break Refreshments and networking

11:45 AM – 1:30 PM
Block 2: Midday Sessions

Rebirth of Antisemitism in the 21st Century
David Hirsh, London Centre for the Study of Contemporary Antisemitism

Antisemitism in Social Media after 7 October
Günther Jikeli, Institute for the Study of Contemporary Antisemitism, Indiana University / IIBSA

Self-confident Antisemitism: Spain as an example  
Alejandro Baer, Spanish Research Council (CSIC)

1:30 – 2:00 PM
Closing Remarks