SICSA Conferences

SICSA
Conference


International Conference on

THE "OTHER" AS THREAT - DEMONIZATION AND ANTISEMITISM

at The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, June 12-15, 1995

Program


Monday, June 12, 1995
Opening Session - Evening

Greetings  Yehuda Bauer

Opening Lecture
"Europe's Inner Demons": The "Other" as Threat in European
Culture in the Early Twentieth Century
Saul Friedlaender, Tel-Aviv University and University of
California, Los Angeles, Department of History


Tuesday, June 13, 1995
First Session
The "Other" as Threat and the Demonization of Social Groups - 
Theoretical Perspectives

8:45  Opening Remarks: Otto Dov Kulka
8:55-11:25

Anthropology
Demonization of Humans and Humanization of Demons 
Harumi Befu, Stanford University, Department of Anthropology  

resp: Takie Lebra, Univ. of Hawaii, Dept of Anthropology

Social History 
Expulsion as an Issue of World History
Benjamin Z Kedar, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Department
of History

resp: Luis Roniger, Hebrew University, Dept of Sociology & Dept of Latin-
American Studies
Redefining the "Other": The Enlightenment in Search of the
Boundaries of Humanity
Shulamit Volkov, Tel-Aviv University, The Institute of German History

resp: Michael Heyd, Hebrew University, Dept of History



Gender Studies
Otherness and Difference as Strategies of Subjectivity
Yael Feldman, New York University, Dept of Judaic Studies   

resp: Amia Leiblich, Hebrew University, Dept of Psychology 

Psychology
Why Do Stereotypes Stick? Motivated Cognition and the Persistence
of Stereotypical Beliefs
Yaakov Schul, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Department of
Psychology

resp: Boas Shamir, Hebrew University, Dept of Sociology and Anthropology


Literature
"All Poets Are Yids":  The Voice of the Other in Paul Celan
John Felstiner, Stanford University, Department of Comparative
Literature

resp: Nurit Gertz, The Open University


Folklore
Why is the Jew "Dirty"? A Psychoanalytic Study of Antisemitic
Folklore
Alan Dundes, University of California, Berkeley, Department of
Anthropology

resp: Galit Hasan-Rokem, Hebrew University, Dept of Hebrew Literature

Art
Demonization of the "Other" in the Visual Arts

Ziva Amishai-Maisels, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem,
Department  of Art History

resp: Elisheva Revel, Hebrew University, Dept of Art History

Literary Evening at the Van Leer Institute

Chair: Dr Sidra Ezrahi

The Israeli in Arab Literature and the Arab in Israeli Literature

Asmi Bishawra, Van Leer Institute
Yehoshua Sobol


Wednesday, June 14, 1995
Second Session
The "Other" as Threat: Jews and Other Groups - Comparative
Perspective

8:45-11:15   
Opening Lecture 
The Essential Other, the Jew and the Western Mind
Henri Zukier, The New School for Social Research, Department of
Psychology

resp: Boas Shamir, Hebrew University, Dept of Sociology and Anthropology

The Hellenistic-Roman World and Early
Christianity
Judaism, Alexandrianism, Romanism and Christianity: Antisemitism
in Antiquity
Daniel R Schwartz, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Department
of Jewish History

resp: Yisrael Shatzman, Hebrew University, Dept of History

Medieval Christendom
Jews in the Eyes of Christians and Christians in the Eyes of
Jews, from the Crusades to the Reformation
Yisrael Yuval, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Department of
Jewish History

resp: Ora Limor, The Open University



The World of Islam 
Jews and Christians in Muslim Medieval Thought
Hava Lazarus-Yafeh, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem,
Department of Islamic Culture

resp: Michael Lecker, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Dept of Arabic
Literature

The Japanese and the West 
The Flourishing Demon: The Japanese in the Role of the Jews?
Ben-Ami Shillony, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Institute
of Asian and African Studies

resp: Kenneth A Grossberg, Tel-Aviv University, Leon Recanati School of
Business Administration



Racism and Antisemitism - Blacks and Jews 
The Matrices of Malevolent Ideologies: Blacks and Jews
Laurence Thomas, University of Syracuse, Department of Political
Science

resp: Eli Lederhendler, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Institute of
Contemporary Jewry



Genocide in History and the "Final
Solution of the Jewish Question"  
Otherness and Mass Violence in Historical and Comparative Perspective
Steven T Katz, Cornell University, Department of Near Eastern Studies


The Holocaust in Comparative and Historical Perspective
Rudolph J Rummel, Haiku Institute of Peace Research

resp: Dalia Ofer, Hebrew University, Institute of Contemporary Jewry

Thursday, June 15, 1995
Third Session
Antisemitism in the Modern Era: Genuine Factors and Demonic
Perceptions



Opening Lectures
Critique of Judaism in European Thought in the Modern Era:
Historical Reality and Demonic Perceptions
Otto Dov Kulka, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Department of
Jewish History

resp: Paul Mendes-Flohr, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Dept of Jewish
Thought

The Borrowed Identity: Neo-Pagan Reactions to the Jewish Roots of
Christianity
Shmuel Almog, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Institute of
Contemporary Jewry

resp: Gabriel Motzkin, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Dept of History,
Dept of Philosophy

National Socialist Antisemitism 
Nazi Antisemitism: Animalization and Demonization
Philippe Burrin, The Graduate Institute of International Studies,
Geneva

resp: Dan Diner, Tel-Aviv University, The Institute of German History



Modern Antisemitism in Western Europe 
Recurrent Images in French Antisemitism in the Third Republic
Richard I Cohen, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Department
of Jewish History 

resp: Renee Poznanski, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Beer-Sheva
General Studies Dept

Modern Antisemitism in Eastern Europe
The Popular Image of the Jew in Modern Eastern European Antisemitism
Yisrael Gutman, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Institute of
Contemporary Jewry (ret.)

resp: Leon Volovici, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, 
The Vidal Sassoon International Center for the Study of Antisemitism



Xenophobia and Antisemitism in Europe after 1945 
Racism and Antisemitism in the New Europe: The Case of Germany
Robert Wistrich, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, The
Department of Jewish History


Antisemitism as Refusal to Face Historical Reality: Motivation
and Impact of "Revisionism" in Germany in the Nineties
Wolfgang Benz, Technische Universitaet Berlin, Zentrum fuer
Antisemitismusforschung 


When the Demon Itself Complains of Being Demonized: An Analysis
of Antisemitic "Second-Strike" Responses to Jewish Protest Campaigns
Simon (Simcha) Epstein, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, 
The Vidal Sassoon International Center for the Study of Antisemitism


"The Protocols of the Elders of Zion":
Their Dissemination and Influence Today
"The Protocols of the Elders of Zion" Today - A New Use of an Old Myth
Dina Porat, Tel-Aviv University, Department of History


Closing Lecture  : Summing Up

The "Other" as Threat: Demonization and Antisemitism from the
Perspective of the End of the Twentieth Century
Yehuda Bauer, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Institute of
Contemporary Jewry

Concluding Discussion

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