EVENT: “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 (November 16, 2021)

Amos Goldberg Discussion

November 16, 2021, 1:00PM (EDT) / 20:00 (Israel time)

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 Schüler-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 Schüler-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.

This event will be held via ZOOM Webinar, registration is required to attend. Register in advance here: 

https://umass-amherst.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_DswXeXOYTXGryWISnsrsYg