Research

 

The Center will consider sponsoring projects in a variety of disciplines, such as history, political science, psychology, sociology, economics, literature, and the arts.

 The Center has published monographs on such subjects as nationalism and antisemitism, the roots of Christian antisemitism; images of Jews in literature and the arts; Jewish perceptions of and responses to antisemitism; the extreme Right and neo-Nazism in Western Europe; intellectuals and antisemitism; and post-communist antisemitism in Russia and Eastern Europe.

 

Inquiries regarding possible research proposals should be directed to Head of Research, at the address below, or via email.

 

The Vidal Sassoon International Center for the Study of Antisemitism (SICSA)
The Hebrew University of Jerusalem
Mount Scopus, 91950 Jerusalem, Israel
Tel: 972 2 588 2494
Fax: 972 2 588 1002

Email: sicsa@mail.huji.ac.il

 

SICSA Research updated and cumulative list

 

Look at our research proposals by year:

 2012  2011  2010  2009  2008   2007  2006  2005   2004   2003  2002  2001  2000  1999  1998  1997  1996  other research 

 


  Research 2012

 

Projects approved by the Academic Committee for the academic year 2012

 

Dr. Sarit Cofman-Simhon (Kibbutzim College of Education)

Apostasy and La Belle Juive in Western European Drama

 

Dr. Shaul Bartal and Dr. Nesya Shemer (Bar lian University)

Yusuf a l-Qaradawi: Between Anti-Zionism and Antisemitism

 

Dr. Yusri Ali Hazran (Harry S. Truman Research institute)

lmagery of Jews in Shiite Text- the Case of Hizballah in Lebanon


Dr. Turkay Nefes (Oxford)

Contemporary Online Communication of Anti-Semitic Conspiracy Theories in Turkish


Prof. Rotem Kowner (Haifa University)

Between the Hammer of Anti-Westernism and the Anvil of Antisemitism: The Jewish Community in Indonesia under Japanese Occupation (1942-45) Second Year

 

Felix Posen Fellowships

 

Shmuel Barnai (The Hebrew University of Jerusalem)

Soviet Jewry in the Post-Stalin Era, 1953-1964 Second Year

 

Anat Varon (The Hebrew University of Jerusalem)

Franz Werfel and the Austrian Antisemitism at the time of the First Republic, 1918-1938 - Second Year

 




  Research 2011

 

Projects approved by the Academic Committee for the academic year 2011

 

Dr. Efrat Aviv (Bar-Ilan University)

The Antisemitism in Turkey under the regime of the AKP

 

Dr. Alessandro Cifariello (Universita degli Studi di Roma "Tor Vergata" )

Intellectuals and Judeophobia in the Imperial Russia Cultural System: From the Jewish Question Public Debate to the Protocols of the Elders of Zion (1855-1905)

 

Dr. Nelly Las (The Hebrew University of Jerusalem)

Antisemitism and Anti-Zionism within the Anti-Globalization Movement in France: A Marginal Phenomenon or a Product of Ideology?


Dr. Agnieszka Friedrich (University of Gdansk, Poland)

Antisemitic Journalism in Rola from 1883 to 1909 -Second Year

 

Felix Posen Fellowships

 

Shmuel Barnai (The Hebrew University of Jerusalem)

Soviet Jewry in the Post-Stalin Era, 1953-1964

 

Orly Haimovitch (The Hebrew University of Jerusalem)

Constructing Symbolic Violence in Media Discourse: Portrayals of Israel and Diaspora Jewish Communities in Leftist and Conservative Newspapers from Argentina, Mexico and Venezuela

 

Mihàly Kàlmàn (Harvard University)

A Violent Heritage: Anti-Jewish Pogroms and Armed Self-Defense from the Pale of Settlement to the Yishuv, 1881-1939

 

Anat Varon (The Hebrew University of Jerusalem)

Franz Werfel and the Austrian Antisemitism at the time of the First Republic, 1918-1938

 

Noga Wolff (Haifa University)

Uriel Tal's Theory on Antisemitism: An Analytical and Comparative Perspective

 

Anat Vaturi (Tel-Aviv University)

Tolerance in Poland? Jews and Protestants in Cracow-Kazimierz in the Reformation Period. - Second Year

 




  Research 2010

 

Projects approved by the Academic Committee for the academic year 2010

 

Dr. Tarik Firro  (Ben-Gurion University)

Wahhabic Jewish Perceptions

 

Dr. David Kaposi (New School of Psychotherapy and Counseling, and the Open University of London)

Antisemitism, Israel and the Limits of Criticism A discursive analysis of debates on 'New Antisemitism' and the 'Gaza War' in the British Press

 

Prof. Rotem Kowner (Haifa University)

Between the Hammer of Anti-Westernism and the Anvil of Antisemitism: The Jewish Community in Indonesia under Japanese Occupation (1942-45)


Dr. Peter La-Chapelle (Nevada State College)

Antisemitism and Henry Ford's Old Time Music and Dance Revival: A Study of Audience Responses to Culture and Hate Discourse in the 1920s


Dr. Filippo Petrucci (Cagliari University)

The Life of the Jews of Algeria and Tunisia after the independence of these North African countries: the birth of a new Arab anti-Semitism

 

 

Felix Posen Fellowships

 

Sarah Cardaun (King's College London)

European NGOs, Philosemitism, and the Combat of Contemporary Antisemitism

 

Dorit Gordon (The Hebrew University of Jerusalem)

Flavius Josephus and Early Anti-Semitism: Jewish Polemic against Hellenistic authors who wrote on the Beginnings of Israel

 

Orly Rahimiyan (Ben-Gurion University)

Images of Jews in Iran in the 20th Century

 

Anat Vaturi (Tel-Aviv University)

Paradisus judaeorum? Asylum haereticorum? Protestants and Jews in Cracow-Kazimierz 1520-1655

 




  Research 2009

 

Projects approved by the Academic Committee for the academic year 2009

 

Dr. Zeev Levin (Tel Aviv University)

The Attitudes of the Soviet Hosts towards the Jewish refugees of World War II

 

Dr. Sara Offenberg (Ben-Gurion University of the Negev)

Antisemitism and the Jewish Response in 13th Century Art and Literature in France

 

Dr. Heidemarie Wawrzyn (Hebrew University of Jerusalem)

Antisemitism in the German Women's Movement before 1933


Dr. Golda Akhiezer (Hebrew University of Jerusalem)

The Impact of Anti-Semitism on Jewish Identity and National Consciousness: Case Study in Radical Participation in the Russian Empire, 1881-1917


 

Felix Posen Fellowships

 

Stephane Pages (Sorbonne, Paris)

Antisemitic Legal Doctrine in France under the Vichy Regime 1940-1944

 

Elisabeth Kuebler (Universitat Wien)

The Politics of Holocaust Remembrance of the Council of Europe

 

Chava Shane Sagiv (Hebrew University of Jerusalem)

Cognitive and socio-cultural aspects of learning history in high school: Learning about 19 century Anti-semitism in the 21 century

 

Second Year

 

Aleksandra Gliszcynska (University of Adam Mickiewicz))

Legal Aspects of Fighting Anti-semitism

 




  Research 2008

 

Projects approved by the Academic Committee for the academic year 2008

 

Dr. Samuel Salzborn  (University of Giessen)

On the Political Theory of Antisemitism. An Empirical-Theoretical Attempt to Integrate Socio-Scientific Analytical Strategies and Methods

 

Dr. Pawel Maciejko (Hebrew University of Jerusalem)

Ritual Murder and Witchcraft Accusations in Early Modern Poland-Lithuania

 

Prof. Amy Elman (Kalamazoo College)

Antisemitism in an Integrated Europe: Governance & Virtual Redress

 

 

Felix Posen Fellowships

 

Alessandro Cifariello (Universitá di Roma Tor Vergata)

Judeophoby and Anti-nihilistic Russian Novel in the Last Part of the 19th Century

 

Aleksandra Gliszczyńska  (University of Adam Mickiewicz)

Legal Aspects of Fighting Anti-Semitism

 

Anna Ayana Novikov (Hebrew University of Jerusalem)

Jewish National Self Visions: Freemasons and B’nai-B’rith Members between “Duetschland” and “Polska” in the Inter-War Period

 

Sophie Roberts (University of  Toronto)

French Colonialism, Algerian Jews and the Limits of Citizenship: French Antisemitism, Social Change and the Jews of Algeria, 1870-1944

 

Maya Siminovich  (Carlos III University, Madrid)

How the Spanish Press Refers to Israel (and its otherness): 1948-2004

 

Abe Sweiry (Lancaster University)

Contemporary Antisemitism in Britain

 

 

Second Year

 

Emmanuel Debono  (Institut d'Etudes Politique de Paris)

LICA - Ligue Internationale contre l'antisémitisme (1928-1940)

 

Sariel Birnbaum (Hebrew University of Jerusalem)

דמות היהודים במדיות אודיו-ויזואליות בעולם הערבי

 

 



 Research 2007

 

Projects approved by the Academic Committee for the academic year 2007

 

 Dr. Marlène Laruelle

Euphemizing Antisemitism: Conspiracy Theories in Russia's New Academic Disciplines

 

Dr. Catherine Poujol

Les Juifs et l’Eglise de France dans l’immédiat après-guerre. Combats contre l’antisémitisme traditionnel (1944-1953).

 

Dr. Dov Stuchinsky

'למען בני האומה העברית': שנאת ישראל ואפולוגטיקה נוצרית חדשה באיבריה בראשית העת החדשה

 

Dr. Claudia Ursutiu

 “Jewish Question” in the Romanian Parliament (1866-1919)

 

 Second Year

 

Prof. Joanna Tokarska Bakir

Blood-Libel Myths of Sandomierz

 

Dr. Heidemarie Wawrzyn

Nazis in the Holy Land, 1933-1945

 

Felix Posen Fellowships

 

Julia Anspach

Antisemitism in the German Heimatfilm after 1945

  

Sariel Birnbaum

דמות היהודים במדיות אודיו-ויזואליות בעולם הערבי

 

 Lucian Butaru

The Racial Component of the Romanian Antisemitic Discourse until World War II

 

Hana Klamková

From Anti-Jewish Feelings to Antisemitism: Building a Racial Slovak State (1939-1945)

 

Wiede Wiebke

The Business of Discrimination; Sales Volume and Sales Conditions of Racist and Antisemitic Publications in the Weimar Republic.

 

Second Year

 

Ana-Maria Barbulescu

Jews and Christians in the First Six Centuries of the Common Era. An Analysis on Identity Construction, Alterity and the Relationship with the Other

 

Omhani Naïja

Sionisme, Antisionisme et judéophobie en Tunisie

 

 



Research 2006

 

Projects approved by the Academic Committee for the academic year 2006

 

Dr. Yitzhak Dana (Ben-Gurion University of the Negev)

המלומדים הנרדפים: יהודים ולא-יהודים בחקר העולם הקלאסי בגרמניה במאה ושלושים השנים האחרונות (1870-2000) – רצף ושינוי

(The Persecuted Scholars: Jews and non-Jews in the Study of Classical Antiquity in Germany in the Last Hundred and Thirty Years (1870-2000) – Continuity and Change)

 

Dr. Małgorzata Domagalska (University of Lodz)

Anti-Semitic Popular Novel in Poland at the Beginning of 20th Century

 

Dr. Semion Goldin (The Hebrew University of Jerusalem)

יחסן של התנועות הלאומיות באימפריה הרוסית בסוף המאה ה-19-תחילת המאה ה-20 ל"שאלה היהודית" – ניתוח השוואתי

(The Attitude of the National Movements in the Russian Empire at the End of the 19th Century to the "Jewish Question" – A Comparative Analysis)

 

Prof. Susan Mc'Reynolds (Northwestern University, Chicago)

For Those Who Can See: Messianic Anti-Westernism and Anti-Semitism through the Prism of Dostoevsky 

 

Pilot Project

 

Dr. Vincenzo Pinto (Independent Scholar)

The Cultural Code of Italian Anti-Semitism. From the fin-de-siécle to the Second World War

 

Prof. Efraim Sicher (Ben-Gurion University of the Negev)

& Prof. Linda Weinhouse (The Community College of Baltimore County)

Under Post-Colonial Eyes: The Figure of the "Jew" in Postmodernist Fiction

 

Prof. Yaakov Ariel (The University of North Carolina)

Philosemites or Antisemites?: Evangelical Christians and Jews

 

Second Year

 

Dr. Nelly Las (Independent Scholar)

הפמיניזם מול השיח היהודי העכשווי: היבטים בלתי-צפויים של גילויי אנטישמיות

(Feminist Vs. Current Jewish Discourse: Unpredictable Aspects of Antisemitic Manifestations)

Second Year

  

Felix Posen Fellowships

 

Ana Maria Barbulescu (Bucharest University)

Jews and Christians in the First Six Centuries of the Common Era. An Analysis on Identity Construction, Alterity and the Relationship with the Other

 

Emmanuel Debono (Institut d'Etudes Politique de Paris)

LICA - Ligue Internationale contre l'antisémitisme (1928-1940)

 

Omhani Naïja  (Université Lumière Lyon 2 – C.N.R.S.)

Zionism, Anti-Zionism and Judeophobia in Tunisia (North Africa)

 

Flora Cassen (New York University)

“Looking Jewish:” The Jewish Badge in Renaissance Italy

Second Year

 

 Second Year


Recently Completed Research Projects

 

Prof. Brian Horowitz (USA)

Russian-Jewish Interaction, 1880-1913: Cultural Cooperation in an Epoch of Antisemitism

 

Felix Posen Fellows who have attained their doctoral degrees

Göran Adamson (London School of Economics and Political Science), The Sudden Post-1968 Rise of the Austrian Freedom Party, Four Hypotheses

 

Semion Goldin (The Hebrew University of Jerusalem)

Russian Jewry under Tsarist military rule during World War I

 

Annette Seidel-Arpaci (University of Leeds)

Minority Experience and Self-Positioning against the Background of "Vergangenheits-bewälitgung" and Renationalization in Germany

 



Research 2005

 

Projects approved by the Academic Committee for the academic year 2005

New Research Projects

Dr. Agnieszka Friedrich (The University of Gdańsk, Poland)

Antisemitic Journalism in “Rola” from 1883 to 1909

 

Dr. Albert Kaganovitch (Independent Researcher, Israel)

 היחסים בין יהודים לבין מוסלמים באסיה התיכונה מאמצע המאה ה-19 עד סוף המאה ה-20

(Jews-Muslims Relations in Middle Asia from the mid Nineteenth Century to the End of the Twentieth Century)

 

Dr. Susanne Terwey (Humbold University Berlin)

The British Jews’ Great War

 

Dr. Heidemarie Wawrzyn (Hebrew University)

Nazis in the Holy Land, 1933-1945

  

New Felix Posen Fellows

 

Flora Cassen (New York University)

“Looking Jewish:” The Jewish Badge in Renaissance Italy

 

Laura Katharina Jockusch (New York University)

“Collect and Record! Help to Write the History of the Latest Destruction!” Jewish Historical Commissions in Europe, 1943-1953

 

Jerzy Mazur (Brandeis University)

Jews in Ruthenia in 14th-16th Centuries. An Example of the Jewish-Christian Relations in the Late Middle Ages and Early Modern Poland

 

Raluca Dana Rus (Babeş-Bolyai University)

The Conflict in the Middle East in the View of the Romanian Public Opinion, between 1989-2000

 

Annette Seidel-Arpaci (University of Leeds)

Minority Experience and Self-Positioning against the Background of “Vergangenheitsbewältigung” and Renationalization in Germany

 

Second Year

 

Clemens Heni (Freie Universität Berlin)

Henning Eichberg – a Völkischer Beobachter in the FRG: A Generator of Political Culture in between German Nationalist Revenge, ‘Volkich’ Anti-Universalism, Capitalistic Totality and Antisemitism (working title)

 

José David Lebovitch Dahl (European University Institute, Florence, Italy)

The Image of “the Jew” in La Civiltà Cattolica 1850-1949

 



Research 2004

Projects approved by the Academic Committee for the academic year 2003-2004

 

New Research Projects

 

Dr. Yaakov Ariel (The University of North Carolina, USA)

Christian Evangelical Attitudes toward the Jews

 

Dr. Matthias Kuntzel  (Independent Researcher, Germany)

European Roots of Antisemitism in Current Islamic Thinking -Pilot Project

 

Dr. Joanna Tokarska-Bakir (University of Warsaw, Poland)

Blood Libel Myths of Sandomierz

 

Second Year

Dr. Florin Lobont (West University, Timisoara, Romania)

Modernization and Antisemitism in Modern Romania: Continuities and Changes in Political Action and Culture              

 

Dr. Vadim Rossman (Independent Researcher, USA)

Antisemitism and Sinophobia in the 19th Century -Pilot Project

 

New Felix Posen Fellows

 David Lebovitch-Dahl  (European University Institute, Italy)

The Image of the Jew in “La Civiltá Cattolica” 1850-1949

 

Linda Maizels  (The Hebrew University of Jerusalem)

תגובות חינוכיות לאנטישמיות בקמפוסי מכללות ואוניברסיטאות בארה"ב

(Educational Responses to Antisemitism in College and University Campuses in the USA)

 

Rivka-Orli Rahimian The Hebrew University of Jerusalem)

האנטישמיות באיראן בתקופת הרפובליקה האסלאמית (1979-היום)

(Antisemitism in the Iranian Islamic Republic, 1979-Present)

 

Second Year

Kati Vörös (University of Chicago, USA)

From Nation to Race: Population Politics in Hungary (1867-1920)

 



Research 2003

Felix Posen Doctoral Candidates

 

Applications approved by the Academic Committee, 2003

 

Yuval Boker (Haifa University)

The Jewish Community, Antisemitism and Inter-Race Relations in Britain, 1945-1970

 

Vadim Gordimer  (Ben Gurion University)

The Jews in the Crimean Peninsula between the World Wars

 

Clemens Heni  (Universität Tübingen)

Henning Eichberg, the (antisemitic) New Right, and the (anti-Zionist) New Left in   the Political Culture of Post-1968 Germany

 

Andrea Hoffman  (Universität Tübingen)

 Antisemitism in Southern Germany – The Field of Tension between Religious  Denominations

 

David Shapira   (Hebrew University of Jerusalem)

In the Eye of the Storm: Chief Rabbi Yaacov Kaplan – The Ordeals of the Jewish Community in Twentieth-Century France

 

Martin Ulmer (Universität Tübingen)

Antisemitism in Public Discourse and Everyday Life in Stuttgart from 1871 to 1945. An Exemplary Local and Regional Study

 

Kati Vörös  (University of Chicago)

From Nation to Race: Population Politics in Hungary, 1867-1920

 

Second Year

Göran Adamson (London School of Economics and Political Science)

The Sudden Post-1986 Rise of the Austrian Freedom Party: Four Hypotheses

 

Maria Ghitta (Babes-Bolyai University, Cluj, Romania)

Nationalism and Antisemitism among the Romanians of Transylvania between the Two World Wars

 

Laurent Joly (Sorbonne)

L’administration antijuive de Vichy: Le Commissariat général aux questions juives, 1940-1944

 

Isabelle Rohr (London School of Economics and Political Science)

The Franco Regime and the Jews: Antisemitism and Rescue Activities

 

Jurgita Verbickiene (University of Vilinius, Lithuania)

Jews in Society of the Grand Duchy of Lithuania: Aspects of Coexistence

 

Congratulations

The Sassoon Center is very pleased to congratulate Dr. Katharine Poujol, who received her Ph.D., summa cum laude, from the Sorbonne for her thesis “Aimé Pallière (1868-1949), itinéraire d’un chrétien dans le judaïsme.” 

We also extend our congratulations to Dr. Anthony Bale of the University of London for the completion of his doctoral dissertation “Fictions of Judaism in Medieval England.”   Dr. Bale and Dr. Poujol were recipients of Felix Posen Doctoral Fellowships.

 

Research 2003

 

Three new research projects approved by the Academic Committee for the academic year, 2002-2003

 

Dr. Jovan Byford (Nottingham Trent University)

Bishop Nikolaj Velimirović: Between Mainstream Orthodox Culture and the Christian Right

 

Has Serbia conformed to the revival of the far Right and antisemitic political ideas seen in Eastern Europe during the transition from communism?  To address this question, Dr. Byford goes beyond existing research on antisemitism in Serbia. Specifically, he investigates how the authority of Bishop Nikolaj Velimirović--a highly respected but very controversial Serbian Orthodox Christian theologian--is used in the discourse of the far Right to legitimize political extremism, especially antisemitism.

This project aims to contribute to the ongoing debate about the presence of antisemitism and the persistence of antisemitic conspiracy theories in Serbian society. It also intends to draw attention to the role that the unchallenged authority of Bishop Velimirović and the Serbian Orthodox Church play in the perpetuation of these phenomena. Interviews with members of the Serbian Orthodox clergy, far Right activists, and representatives of the Serbian government as well as with a variety of domestic political parties will supplement the analysis of written material.

 

Dr. Nelly Las (Hebrew University of Jerusalem)

Feminist Movements Confront Antisemitism from the 1970s  until Today: From Silence and Non-Intervention to Political Use of Anti-Zionism

 

Most of the women’s liberation organizations from the 1970s onward have taken upon themselves the fight against all forms of social repression, not just discrimination against women.  But why have feminists not treated antisemitism as an injustice that must also be fought?  Dr. Las will assess the attitude of the various women’s movements to the antisemitic events of the past thirty years in Europe and in the United States. Herein, she will account for the global changes of the period as well as the new forms of prejudice and antisemitism that have surfaced in recent years.

On one level, the project deals with the public statements and the personal testimonies of activists. At another level, the research investigates the politicization of those feminist movements connected to the UN.  To accomplish this, several cases are explored in depth; among these are the international conference of women in Mexico (1975), where the equation of Zionism with racism emerged for the first time, and the Copenhagen conference (1985), where anti-Zionism assumed the form of virulent antisemitism.

This project brings a unique gender-oriented approach to the study of contemporary antisemitism. The use of gender in this study does not imply an exclusively female perspective, but rather a focus on the involvement of feminist groups.

           

Dr. Rivka Yadlin (Hebrew University)

“‘The Cultural Assault on the Muslim Mind’: The Conceptual Basis of Arab/Muslim Antisemitism” 

 

After 9/11, queries of “why do they hate us?” peaked in the West. This testifies to the crystallization of two notions that were heretofore either vague or dismissed: the relevance of “words” in the formation of imagery and attitudes as well as the construction and the diffusion of malicious ideas of “otherness” among Arab/Muslim opinion makers.

These questions lay at the heart of Dr. Yadlin’s study. She posits that the current phase of Arab/Mulim antisemitism, while surely tied to the prevailing geo-political or territorial conflict, is also rooted in the cultural sphere. For the Muslim world, Jews are a part of the irreconcilable, hegemonic, “other” West against which Arab/Muslim identity must protect itself.  In addition to a theoretical inquiry, a case study will be assessed; specifically, the mainstream discourse of the hatred of Jews in Egypt. This will focus on the convergence of the domestic Islamist revival with the globalization of the media and the internationalization of Islam. Rivka Yadlin will explore three major source bases: recent publications by mainstream authors that deal with Israel, broadcasts by the al-Jazeera TV station, and self-styled Islamic sources in print format and on the Internet.

 

Third Year

 

Dr. Leonid Katsis

The Ideological History of the Blood Libel in Russian Orthodox Thought from The Book of a Neophite Monk to the Beilis Trial

 

The following research projects have been completed

 

Prof. Danny Ben Moshe

Holocaust Denial in Australia

 

Dr. Olaf R. Blaschke

Jews and Catholics in the German Empire

 

Dr. Yaron Harel

The Response of the Enlightened Jews in the Near East to the Dreyfus Affair

 

Dr. Philippe Oriol

Bernard Lazare and Antisemitism



Research 2002

Felix Posen Doctoral Candidates

 

Göran Adamson (London School of Economics and Political Science)

The Sudden Post-1986 Rise of the Austrian Freedom Party: Four Hypotheses

 

Maria Ghitta (Babes-Bolyai University, Cluj, Romania)

Nationalism and Antisemitism among the Romanians of Transylvania between the Two World Wars

 

Laurent Joly (Sorbonne)

L’Administration antijuive de Vichy: Le Commissariat général aux Questions juives, 1940-1944

 

Anna Łysiak (Jagellonian University)

Antisemitism and the Catholic Church in Poland between the Two World Wars

 

Isabelle Rohr (London School of Economics and Political Science)

The Franco Regime and the Jews: Antisemitism and Rescue Activities

 

Daniel Tzadik (Yale University)

The Ulama and the Other: The Attitude of the Nineteenth Century Iranian Clerics toward the Jews

 

Second Year

 

Michal Frankl (Charles University, Czech Republic)

Czech Antisemitism in the Context of European Antisemitism, 1879-1900

 

Sandrine Sanos (Rutgers University)

The Fantasy of the “Jew:” Gender, Race and Antisemitism in 1930s France

 

Research

Five new research projects approved by the Academic Committee for the academic year 2001-2002

 

 Dr. Yaron Harel  (Bar-Ilan University)

The Response of the Enlightened Jews in the Near East to the Dreyfus Affair

 

A century after the Dreyfus Affair, one issue has not yet received scholarly attention--the antisemitism in the Near East that accompanied the trial, and the responses of the local Jewish communities.

Dr. Harel’s research is based on the ideas contained in the booklet of an Enlightened Jew (maskil) from Aleppo, David Silvera, on the dangers of antisemitism and the ways to combat it. Dr. Harel compares these ideas to those of other maskilim in the Near East and Europe. He also assesses the impact of the Dreyfus Affair on the development of antisemitism in the Arab nations to this day.This project is a landmark analysis of the introduction of modern European antisemitism into the Middle East. At the same time, it also reveals the emerging solidarity between the Jews of this region and of Europe in the fight against antisemitism.

   

Prof. Andrew Horn  (Harvard University)

The Connecting Thread--Kipling’s “White Man” and the Antisemitism of Empire

 

The focus of the study is the vivid antisemitism of Rudyard Kipling. Until now this aspect has been largely written out of Kipling studies in favor of analysis of his imperialist jingoism and imagery of Indians and Africans. Scholarly defenders of Kipling argue that antisemitism in his texts simply reflected contemporary prejudices, was not deeply felt by the author, and was tempered by what Kipling saw as the redeeming qualities in some Jews.

Nevertheless, a clear and intensifying antisemitism is evident throughout Kipling’s writing career. This is particularly important because of his pivotal role in the development of the imperial narrative.  Furthermore, Kipling’s works contain abundant material for the study of antisemitism, especially since many of its intellectual expressions were quite uninhibited at the time.

   

Dr. Florin Lobont 

(West University, Timisoara, Romania)     

Dr. Dan Stone

(Royal Holloway, University of London)

Modernization and Antisemitism in Modern Romania: Continuities and Changes in Political Action and Culture

 

Concerned with the high proportion of youth among the voters for radical Right parties in the 2000 elections, the authors examine the relationship between modernization and the overall historical, cultural and psychological background of antisemitism in Romania. They found a growing body of revisionist literature that tries to minimize Romanian antisemitism or justify it in the name of patriotism or national interest.

By setting the history of antisemitism into a theoretical context (using the tools of sociology, anthropology, and the philosophy of political culture and history), this project will result in a modern synthesis on the phenomenon of antisemitism in Romania, from its roots in the sixteenth century to the present day.

 

Dr. Vadim Rossman

(Austin, Texas)

Jewish Conspiracy and Yellow Peril: Antisemitism and Sinophobia in the Nineteenth Century

 

Three phobias have haunted the imaginations of many European conservative intellectuals since the nineteenth century: communism, the Yellow Peril, and the Jewish International Conspiracy. According to some of these intellectuals, the Jews and Chinese constituted a single, rather terrifying, “Other.” Vadim Rossman will conduct research on the connections made by these Europeans between specific fears--the threat of sinification and judaization to the foundations of European culture as well as the negative roles of Jews and Chinese in modernization.

Beginning with the correlation of the Jews and Chinese to the idea of apocalypse in fin-de-siècle Russian elite culture, the project then assesses the repercussions of these ideas in later years. Particular emphasis will be devoted to the study of how Nazi ideologues employed this idea--the Red threat to Europe from Asian hordes led by Jewish Bolsheviks. Dr. Rossman’s project is of especial relevance in light of the fears sparked in the West over China’s emergence as a global economic and military power.

 

Dr. Gyula Vattamany (University of Debrecen, Hungary)

John Chrysostom and the Twentieth Century

 

This project examines the anti-Jewish writings of John Chrysostom, an early church father. In particular, the author will use a myth-critical approach that should deepen the research of the early roots of antisemitism in Christianity. The first goal of the myth-critical research is a mapping of the metaphors in the texts and then an analysis of the imaginary (or virtual) world depicted by Chrysostom’s anti-Jewish rhetoric.

 The myth-critical approach helps to explain why the anti-Judaism stirred in the early centuries of Christianity can be used to spark antisemitic emotions up to the present. Therefore, this study will focus on the linguistic and literary aspects of Chrysostom’s homilies. The second goal is to construct a full view of his vision and to attempt to conclude why it reappeared in later versions of antisemitism, including the reception of the texts in the twentieth century. 

 

Third Year

Prof. Oleg Budnitskii

Russian Jews between the Reds and the Whites: Jews and the anti-Bolshevik Movement

 

Dr. Philippe Oriol

Bernard Lazare and Antisemitism

 

Continuing Projects

Jean Ancel

Antisemitism vs. Nationalism -- Romania 1942

Romania, until recently an avowed communist country, has a long history of hatred for its Jewish minority. However, most of the Jews of Romania were saved from Hitler's "Final Solution." This study will analyze why this was so, based on newly uncovered archival sources, consisting of both German and Romanian documents.

Shaul Baumann

The Attitude of the Eranos Circle to Jews and Judaism

 

Danny Ben Moshe

Holocaust Denial in Australia

 

Olaf Blaschke

Jews and Catholics in the German Empire

 Proposes a reevaluation of the nature of relations and conflicts between the German Catholics and the Jews, approaching the problem in three ways: by exploring the issue of Jewish integration; the real reasons for conflict and animosity between Catholic and Jews; an examination of the Jewish perception of Catholic antisemitism.

 

Jacob Borut

Antisemitism in Jewish Everyday Life in the Weimar Republic

Based on archival materials from the German Jewish communities and the German local authorities' archives, the research will
focus on concrete expressions of antisemitism in the social and economic aspects of Jewish everyday life during the Weiman period, such as: violent attacks on Jews and on their properties, desecration of Jewish cemeteries, and boycaotts of Jewish businesses in towns and villages.  

 

Benjamin Braude

The Image of the Jew in the Literature of Eastern Travel, 1350-1650: Power and the Transition to Antisemitism

 

Patrick Cavaliere

Antisemitism in Fascist Italy: The Intellectual Origins of the Racial Laws of 1938

 The main goal of the study will be to present an intellectual history of antisemitism in Fascist Italy by providing a descriptive account of the ideological vindications and doctrinal justification of the anti-Jewish laws.

 

Brian Horowitz

Russian-Jewish Interaction: Cultural Cooperation in an Epoch of Antisemitism

 

Melinda Jones

The Role of Law in Overcoming Antisemitism in Australia

 

Jonathan Judaken

Theorizing Antisemitism: Confronting Modernity and Modern Judeophobia

 

Horst Junginger

The Study of the “Jewish Question” and its Academic Setting in Germany, 1933-1945

 

Leonid Katsis

The Ideological History of the Blood Libel in Russian Orthodox Thought from “The Book of a Neophite” to the Beilis Trial

 

Victoria Khiterer

Anti-Jewish Pogroms in Ukraine, October 1905

 

Joël Kotek

Antisemitism in Belgian and French Comic Strips (1933-2000)

 

András Kovács

The Perception of Antisemitism among Jews in Contemporary Hungary: Results of a Survey

 

Vygantas Vareikis

From Prejudice to Destruction: Antisemitism in Lithuania at the End of the Nineteenth Century and during the First Half of the Twentieth Century

 

Hanna Wegrzynek

The Origins of the Blood Libel Accusations in Poland

 

The following research project has been completed

 

José Luis Rodríguez-Jiménez

Extreme Right Xenophobia and Antisemitism in Spain (1931-1982): The Purpose of the Conspiracy Theory in Political Situations of Regime Change

 



Research 2001

 

Dr. Danny Ben Moshe (Australia)

Holocaust Denial in Australia (pilot)

 

Dr. Leonid Katsis (Russia)

The Ideological History of the Blood Libel in Russian Orthodox Thought from ‘The Book of a Neophite’ to the Beilis Trial

 

Prof. Andras Kovacs (Hungary)

The perception of Antisemitism among Jews in Contemporary Hungary: Results of a Survey

 

Dr. Joel Kote (Belgium)

Antisemitism in Belgian and French Comic Strips (1933-2000) (Pilot)

 

Dr. Hanna Wegrzynek (Poland)

The Origins of the Blood Libel Accusations in Poland

 

Dr. Olaf Blaschke (Germany)

Jews and Catholics in the German Empire (Second Year)

 

Dr. Philippe Oriol(France)

Bernard Lazare and Antisemitism (Second Year)

 

Doctoral Thesis

 

Max Likin (USA)

Engaged in History – Cecile Brunschvicg, Rene Cassin and Raymond  Aron in Twentieth Century France

 

Ulrich Bernard Herbeck

The Bolsheviks and Antisemitism in the Russian Civil War 1917-1921

 

Katell Berthelot (France)

The Accusation of Misanthropy Formulated against the Jews during the Hellenistic and Roman Period and Its Jewish Answers

 

Stephanie Courouble (France)

The Denial of the Holocaust and Its Reception in the Public Space: France, England, Germany, Canada and United States

 

Michal Frankl (Czech Republic)

Czech Antisemitism 1879-1900 in the Context of European Antisemitism

 

Jurgita Verbickiene (Lithuania)

Jews in Society of Grand Duchy of Lithuania: Aspects of Co-Living

 

Nicola Wenge (Germany)

Integration or Execution? Antisemitism and the Relationship between Jews and Non-Jews in Cologne, 1918-1933

 

Dana Katz (USA)

Between Privilege and Perfidy: Portraying the Jew in 15th Centrury North Italian Painting (Second Year)

 

Catherine Poujol  (France)

A Noachide’s Itinerary Aime Palliere (France 1875-1949) (Second Year)

 

Claudia Ursutiu (Romania)

Jewish Issues in the Romanian Parliament in the First Decade of the Interwar Period (Second Year)

 

Arkadi Selzer (Israel)

The Jews of North East Belorussia between the Two World Wars (1917-1941) (Second Year)

 



Research 2000

Research Projects

 

Dr. Leonid Katsis (Russia)
The Ideological History of the Blood Libel in Russian Orthodox Thought from `The Book of a Neophite Monk` to the Beilis  Trial`
 

Prof. Andras Kovacs (Hungary)
The Perception of Antisemitism among Jews in Contemporary Hungary: Results of a Survey

Starting with an empirical survey and interviews, the study will make a detailed examination of the present level and main aspects of post- Communist forms of antisemitism in Hungarian society. It will examine the connection of the present anti-Jewish prejudices with the traditional (religious, economic, cultural) stereotypes.

 

Dr. Hanna Wegrzynek (Poland)
The Origins of the Blood Libel Accusations in Poland
 

Pilot Projects

 

Danny Ben-Moshe (Australia)
Holocaust Denial in Australia

 

Dr. Joel Kotek (Belgium)
Antisemitism in Belgian and French Comic Strips (1933-2000)

 

Extensions - Second Year

 

Olaf Blaschke (Germany)

Rauch ohne Reuer. Die judische Haltung gegenuber Katholiken und ihrem Antisemitismus vor 1933

 

Philippe Oriol (France)
Bernard Lazare and Antisemitism

 

New Felix Posen Fellowships

Katell Berthelot (France)

The Accusation of Misanthropy Formulated against the Jews during the Hellenistic and Roman Period and its Jewish Answers

 

Stephanie Courouble  (France)
Denial of the Holocaust and its Reception in the Public Space: France, England, Germany, Canada, and the United States

 

Michal Frankl (Czech Republic)
Czech Antisemitism 1879-1900, in the Context of European Antisemitism

 

Ulrich Bernard Herbeck  (Germany)
The Bolsheviks and Antisemitism in the Russian Civil War 1917-1921

 

Max Likin  (USA)
Engaged in History- Cecile Brunschvicg, Rene Cassin and Raymond Aron in Twentieth Century France

 

Jurgita Verbickiene (Lithuania)
Jews in Society of Grand Duchy of Lithuania: Aspects of Co-Living

 

Nicola Wenge (Germany)
Integration or Exclusion? Antisemitism and the Relations between Jews and non-Jews in Cologne 1918-1933

 

Extensions - Second Year

 

Dana E.Katz (USA)
Between Privilege and Perfidy: Portraying the Jew in Fifteenth-Century North Italian Painting

 

Catherine Poujol (France)
Aime Palliere (France 1875-1949), a Noachide`s Itinerary

 

Claudia Ursutiu  (Romania)
Jewish Issues in the Romanian Parliament in the First Decade of the Interwar Period

 

Arkadi Zeltser (Israel)
The Jews of North-Eastern White Russia between the Two World Wars (1917-1941)

 



Research 1999

 

Nimrod Amzalak (The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel)

Student Culture and Fascist Discourse During the Third Republic in France

 

Florent Brayard (Centre Marc Bloch, Germany):

Gerstein’s Report: Production, Interpretation, Reception 1942-1997

 

Agnieszka Friedrich (University of Gdansk, Poland):

Boleslaw Prus’s Attitude towards The “Jewish Question”

 

Dana E. Katz (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, USA):

Between Privilege and Perfidy: Portraying the Jew in Fifteenth Century North Italian Painting

 

Joanna Michlic-Coren (University College London, England):

The Myth of the Jew As The Threatening Other: Polish Nationalism and Society in The Nineteenth and Twentieth Century

 

Yael Orvieto (The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel)

From Discrimination to Persecution: Italian Jews in Crisis: 1938-1943

 

Dr. Pelle Janos (free -lance writer, journalist and historian):
Effects of the Anti-Jewish Legislation on Hungarian Society between 1938-1944
 
Dr. Jonathan Judaken (The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel):
Theorizing Antisemitism: Confronting Modernity and Modern Judeophobia
 
Dr. Victoria Khiterer (The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel):
Anti-Jewish Pogroms in the Ukraine, October 1905
 
Dr. Vygantas Vareikis (University of Klaipeda, Lithuania): 
From Prejudice to Destruction: Antisemitism in Lithuania at the End of the 19th Century and During the First Half of the 20th Century
 

Dr. Laslo Sekelj (Institute of European Studies, Yugoslavia and University of Kassel, Germany) 
Antisemitism and Ethnic Conflicts in Yugoslavia

 

Dr. Shaul Baumann (Israel)

The Attitude of the Eranos Circle to Jews and Judaism

 

Dr. Horst Junginger  (Germany)

Science and Antisemitism: The Study of the ‘Jewish Question’ and Its Academic Setting

 

Dr. Philippe Oriol  (France)

Bernard Lazare and Antisemitism

 

Dr. Yaacov Borut

Antisemitism in Jewish Everyday Life in the Weimar Republic

 

Dr. Jose L. Rodriguez Jimenez (Spain)

Extreme Right, Xenophobia and Antisemitism in Spain (1931-1982)

 

Prof. Oleg Budnitzkii (Russia)

Russian Jews between the Reds and the Whites:   Jews and Anti-Bolshevik Movement

 

Doctoral Thesis

 

Arkadi Selzer (Israel)

The Jews of North East Belorussia between the Two World Wars (1917-1941)

 

 Anthony Bale (UK)

Authorities and Antisemitisms in Later Medieval English Narrative

 

Vladimir Lyubchenko (Ukraine)

Russian Nationalist Organizations in Ukraine, 1908-1918

 

Catherine Poujol (France)

Aime Palliere (France 1875-1949), a Noachide’s Itinerary

 

Sandrine Sanos (USA)

The Fantasy of the ‘Jew’: Gender, Race and Antisemitic Discourses in 1930s France

 

Claudia URSUTIU (Romania)

Jewish Issues in the Romanian Parliament in the First Decade of the Inter-War Period

 

Nimrod Amzalek (Israel)

תרבות סטודנטיאלית ושיח פאשיסטי ברפובליקה השלישית בצרפת

 

Agnieszka Friedrich (Poland)

Boleslaw Prus toward the ‘Jewish Question’ (שנה שנייה - חלקי)

 

Joanna Michlic (UK)

The Myth of the Jew as the Threatening Other: Polish Nationalism and Society in the Nineteenth and Twentieth Century

 

Extensions - Second Year

 

Dr. Anthony Kauders (The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel)
Democracy and Antisemitism in Munich, 1945-1965
 
Andrei Oisteanu (University “Politehnica” of Bucharest, Romania)
The Image of the Jew in Romanian Traditional Culture
 A study of ethnic images, reconstructing the image of the Jew as recorded in ancient and traditional Romanian folklore and myths, as well as in Christian iconography. The "Imaginary Jew" can be found in the evolution of Jewish stereotypes, and can assist in tracing the popular and religious background of modern antisemitism in Romania

Dr. Victor Shnirelman (Institute of Ethnology and Anthropology, Moscow)
The Myth of the Khazars and Intellectual Antisemitism in Russia, 1970s-1990s

The research will explore the use of the Khazar episode as a Russian nationalist antisemitic myth forged to "prove" the Jewish anti-Russian plot. In the 1970s, the Khazar myth became and integral part of Soviet science fiction as well as a subject of ethnocentric Russian and Ukranian scholars who lean toward a "scientific antisemitism."

 



Research 1998

 

Dr. Danny Ben-Moshe (Australia)

Holocaust Denial in Australia

 

Dr. Leonid Katsis   (Russia)

The Ideological History of the Blood Libel in Russian Orthodox Thought from `The Book of a Neophite Monk` to the Beilis Trial

 

Prof. Andras Kovacs (Hungary)

The Perception of Antisemitism among Jews in Contemporary Hungary: Results of a Survey

 

Dr. Joel Kotek  (Belgium)

Antisemitism in Belgium and French Comic Strips (1933-2000)

 

Dr. Hanna Wegrzynek (Poland)

The Origins of the Blood Libel Accusations in Poland

 

Dr. Olaf Blaschke (Germany)

Jews and Catholics in the German Empire

 

Dr. Philippe Oriol (France)

Bernard Lazare and Antisemitism

 

Max Likin  (USA)

Engaged in History  - Cecile Brunschvicg, Rene Cassin and Raymond Aron  in Twentieth Century France

 

Ulrich Bernhard Herbeck  (Germany)

The Bolsheviks and Antisemitism in the Russian Civil War 1917-1921

 

Katell Berthelot  (France)

The Accusation of Misanthropy Formulated against the Jews during the Hellenistic and Roman Period and its Jewish Answers

 

Stephanie Courouble  (France)

The Denial of the Holocaust and its Reception in the Public Space: France, England, Germany, Canada and United States

 

Michal Frankl   (Czech Republic)

Czech Antisemitism 1879-1900 in the Context of European Antisemitism

 

Jurgita Verbickiene (Lithuania)

Jews in Society of Grand Duchy of Lithuania: Aspects of Co-Living

 

Nicola Wenge (Germany)

Integration or Exclusion?  Antisemitism and the Relationship between Jews and non-Jews in Cologne, 1918-1933

 

Dana E. Katz (USA)

 Between Privilege and Perfidy: Portaying the Jew in 15th Century North Italian Painting

 

Catherine Poujol (France)

A Noachide`s Itinerary Aime Palliere (France 1875-1949)

 

Claudia Ursutiu (Romania)

Jewish Issues in the Romanian Parliament in the First Decade of the Interwar Period

 

Arkadi Selzer (Israel)

The Jews of North East Belorussia between the Two World Wars (1917-1941)

 

Prof. Oleg Budnitskii  (Russia)

Russian Jews between the Reds and Whites: Jews and Anti-Bolshevik Movement

 

Prof. Cesare G. De Michelis (Italy)

The Non-Existent Manuscript  

 

Dr. Avigdor Levenheim  (Israel)

The Outbreak of Violent Antisemitism in Light of Political Radicalization in Hungary. Testimonies of Hungarian Jews from the Days of The White Terror

 

Dr. Alan T. Levenson (USA)

German Philosemitism before Hitler

 

Prof. Judith Kornblatt (USA)

Russian Jewish Christians: Moscow-New York-Jerusalem

 

Dr. Jose L. Rodriguez Jimenez (Spain)

Extreme Right ,Xenophobia and Antisemitism in Spain (1931-1982)

 

Dr. Anthony Cavaliere  (Canada)

Antisemitism in Fascist Italy: The Intellectual Origins of the Racial Laws of 1938

 

Richard Steigman-Gall (Canada)

‘The Holy Reich’: Protestantism and the Nazi Movement, 1920-1945

 

Andrei Oisteanu  (Romania)

The Image of the Jew in Romanian Traditional Culture

 

Dr. Victor Shnirelman (Russia)

The Myth of the Khazars and Intellectual Antisemitism in Russia in the  1970s-1990s

 

Achim Detmers (Germany)

Calvin, Reformation and Judaism

 

Agnieszka Friedrich

Boleslaw Prus towards Jewish Question  

 

Albert Kaganovich (Israel)

יחס השלטון הצארי ליהודים בוכארים ומעמדם המשפטי בתורכסתאן בשנים 1917-1868

 

Dana E. KATZ

Between Privilege and Perfidy: Portraying the Jew in Fifteenth Century North Italian Painting

 

Joanna Michlic-Coren (University College London, England):

The Myth of the Jew As The Threatening Other: Polish Nationalism and Society in The Nineteenth and Twentieth Century

 

Yael Orvieto (The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel)

From Discrimination to Persecution: Italian Jews in Crisis: 1938-1943

 

Manfred Boecker (Gemany)

The Antisemitism of the Radical Right during the Spanish Second Republic (1931-1936)

 

Ido Basok (Hebrew University of Jerusalem)

Youth Among Polish Jews in the Interwar Period (1917-1939): Modifications of the Inner World of Jewish Youth in Light of Changing Patterns of Family Life, and Formal and Informal Education (Youth Movements)

 

Achim Detmers (Germany)

Calvin, Reformation and Judaism

 

Albert Kaganovitch

The Attitude of the Czarist Administration to Bukharan Jews and Their Legal Status in Turkestan, 1868-1917

 

Eva Maria Kaffanke (University of Bonn)

The German Redeemer. Representations of Christ Around 1900 in a ‘Volkisch’ Context

 

Richard Steigman-Gall (Canada)

‘The Holy Reich’: Protestantism and the Nazi Movement, 1920-1945

 

Mihai-Razvan Ungureanu (Romania) (second year)

Religious Conversion and Cultural Integration within Romanian Society at the Beginning ofthe Nineteenth Century

Dr. Avigdor Levenheim  (Israel)

The Outbreak of Violent Antisemitism in Light of Political Radicalization in Hungary. Testimonies of Hungarian Jews from the Days of The White Terror

Dr. Alan T. Levenson  (USA)

German Philosemitism before Hitler

 

Prof. Judith Kornblatt (USA)

Russian Jewish Christians: Moscow-New York-Jerusalem

 

Dr. Jose L. Rodriguez Jimenez  (Spain)

Extreme Right, Xenophobia and Antisemitism in Spain (1931-1982):The Purpose of the “Conspiracy Theory” in Political Situations of Regime Change

 

Extension: Dr. Anthony Cavaliere (Canada) (second year)

Antisemitism in Fascist Italy: The Intellectual Origins of the Racial Laws of 1938 

 



Research 1997

 

Mr. Mihai Ungureanu (new)
Religious Conversion and Cultural Integration within Romanian Society at the Beginning of the Nineteenth Century

 

Mr. Semyon Goldin (2nd year)
Russian Jewry under the Tsarist Army Rule During World War I

 

Mr. Till Van Rahden (2nd year)
Jews as Established Outsiders? Jewish-Gentile Relations in Breslau 1870-1918

 

Mr. Shaul Baumann (3rd year)
The German Faith Movement and its Founder J.W. Hauer (1881-1961)

 

Dr. Yaacov Borut

Antisemitism in Jewish Everyday Life in the Weimar Republic

 

Dr. Silvia Cresti

The Perception and Discussion of Antisemitism in Jewish Periodicals during the Weimar Republic

 

Dr. Anthony Kauders

Search of New Order: Jews Germans and Democrats in Munich 1945-1965

 

Dr. Richard Millman

French Antisemitism, 1944-1958

 

Dr. Brian Horowitz

Antisemitism and the Struggle for Full Jewish Equality in Russia 1880-1913

 

Dr. Melinda Jones

The Role of Law in Overcoming Antisemitism in Australia

 

Prof. Benjamin Braude

The Image of the Jew in the Literature of Eastern Travel, 1250-1650

 

Dr. Anna Szalai

Jewish Characters in Hungarian Literature of the Ninteenth Century

 

Dr. Vadim Rossman (USA)

Antisemitic Trends in Contemporary Russian Socio-Political Thought (Since Glasnost)                                                               

 

Manfred Boecker (Germany)

The Antisemitism of the Radical Right during the Spanish Second Republic (1931-1936)

 

Achim Detmers (Germany)

Calvin, Reformation and Judaism

 

  • Albert Kaganovich

    יחס השלטון הצארי ליהודים בוכארים ומעמדם המשפטי בתורכסטאן בשנים 1917-1868

     

    Eva Maria Kaffanke (Germany)

    The German Redeemer. Representations of Christ around 1900 in a ‘Volkisch’ Context



    Research 1996

     

    Meir Amor (University of Toronto)

    Violent Ethnocentrism: A Comparative Analysis of Pariahood


    Henrik Bachner (Uppsala University)

    Antisemitism in Contemporary Sweden


    Shaul Baumann (Hebrew University)

    The German Faith Movement and its Founder Jakob Wilhem Hauer (1881-1962)


    Vera Ebels-Dolanova (Holland)

    Antisemitism and Philosemitism in Postwar Czechoslovakia


    Semyon Goldin (Hebrew University )

    Russian Jewry under Czarist Army Rule during the First World War


    Yehudit Kalik (Hebrew University)

    The Catholic Church and the Jews in the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth in the Age of Counter-Reformation


    Catherine Kropp (St John's College, Cambridge)

    A Comparative Municipal History of Berlin, London, and Vienna from 1860 to 1914, in Respect to the Evolution of Antisemitism


    Laura Miller (Loughborough University)

    Ideology and Strategy of Contemporary Fascist Movements in the UK


    Richard Mitten (King's College, Cambridge)

    The "Jewish Question" in Postwar Austria: A History of Silences?


    Till van Rahden (Universitaet Bielefeld)

    Jews as Established Outsiders? Jewish-Gentile Relations in Breslau, 1870-1918

     other RESEARCH

     

    Abstracts of Research Projects
    Dr. Jean Ancel (Yad Vashem, Jerusalem)

    Antisemitism vs. Nationalism, Romania 1942

     

    Dr. Grigory Ostrovsky (Hebrew University of Jerusalem)
    The Image of the Jew in Ukrainian Painting

    The research will focus on popular and professional art, as well as on the frescoes in the Ukrainian churches, between the fourteenth and nineteenth centuries, in order to analyze the representation of the Jews, the use of biblical motifs, and the way anti-Judaic popular or religious stereotypes penetrated Ukrainian art.

     

    Dr. Olaf Blaschke (Universitaet Bielefeld)

     Jews & Catholics in the German Empire

     

    Prof. Benjamin Braude (Smith College, Northampton, MA)

    The Image of the Jew in the Literature of Eastern Travel, 1350-1650
     

    Prof. Oleg Budnitskii  (Russia)

    Russian Jews between the Reds and Whites: Jews and Anti-Bolshevik
    Movement
     

    Dr Patrick Anthony Cavaliere (Canada)

     Antisemitism in Fascist Italy: Intellectual Origins of the Racial Laws of 1938

     

    Prof. Cesare G. De Michelis  (Italy)

    The Non-Existent Manuscript

     

    Israel Eichenwald

    Antisemitism in Czestochowa 1918-1945

     

    Dr. Simon Epstein (Hebrew University)

    Opponents to Antisemitism Who Became Antisemites: French Examples of the 30s

     

    Dr. Daniel Gutwein (Haifa University)

    Antisemitism in England 1882-1914: Economic and Political Factors

    Modern antisemitism in England began in the period 1914-1917, later than in continental Europe, and was in response to the Marconi Scandal, and the "Jewish money" scandal. The background of Jews and their place in British society, the differences in the definition of antisemitism previous to this period, and the economic and political background will be examined. Antisemitic stereotypes and how they spread, and the response of the Jewish community, are also considered.

     

    Dr. Oded Irshai and Dr. Aryeh Kofsky (Hebrew University)

    Jews and Judaism in Early Christian Historiography

     

    Dr. Nissim Kazaz (Ben-Gurion University of the Negev)

    Antisemitism in Modern Iraq

    The project will cover the period between the 1930s and the mid-1970s, using primary sources from archives, collections of Iraqi newspapers, as well as interviews with Jews who emigrated to Israel from Iraq. The investigation will focus on the peculiar forms of Arab nationalism and the particular expressions of antisemitism within Iraqi political culture and mentality.

     

    Prof. Andras Kovacs (Eotvoes Lorand University)

    Antisemitism in Contemporary Hungary

     

    Dr. Jacob Kovalio (Carleton University, Canada)

    Between Idolization and Demonization: The Boom of Jewish Books in Japan

     

    Prof. Meir Michaelis (Hebrew University)

    Emancipation and Antisemitism in Italy, 1900-1945

     

    Prof. James R. Mueller (University of Florida)

    Anti-Judaism in Early Christian Apochryphal Literature

    The project will focus on the relationships between the Early Christian anti-Jewish rhetoric found in the patristic writings and the New Testament Apocrypha, attempting to integrate the apocryphal material into the larger discussion of Early Christian attitudes towards Jews and Judaism.

     

    Prof. David Rokeach (Hebrew University)

    Roots of Christian Antisemitism

     

    Prof. William Rubinstein (Deakin University, Australia) and Dr. Rachel Kohn (Sydney University, Australia)

    The Australian Church Press and Antisemitism, 1933-1945

     

    Dr. Leonardo Senkman (Hebrew University)

    Comparative History of Antisemitism in Two Latin American Countries: Brazil and Argentina, 1890-1980

    This study will explore the relationship of the governments of Brazil and Argentina to Jewish immigration. It will examine the reasons for acts against the Jewish immigrants from Morocco to the Amazon in 1901, and in 1923-25. Brazil was a multi-racial society, therefore antisemitism had a clear economic basis. The research will analyze the antisemitism of the liberal Argentinean regime before the nationalism of the 1930s, as well as the Peron regime of 1946-48, and how it was decided who would live in Argentina; Jews faced discrimination because of the preference for those of Latin and Catholic backgrounds.

     

    Dr. Frank Stern (Tel-Aviv University)

    The Jewish Question: Legacy and Revival in West German Political Culture

    Following reunification in 1990, Germany has faced continued frustration from the slow process of integration of the East German economy, as well as pressures from a continual flow of asylum seekers from troubled areas of the former communist bloc countries. The rapid rise of far Right political parties, as well as the activities of neo-Nazis, are matters of deep concern. In its critical position at the geographical and cultural juncture between Eastern and Western Europe, what happens in Germany will have a major impact on the future of Europe.

    Dr. Nora Strejilevich (Southern Oregon State College, Ashland OR)

    The Construction of Antisemitic Discourses in Contemporary Argentina: 1974-1994 (Pilot)

    A interdisciplinary research on three historical processes under which the antisemitic discourses in Argentina have been constructed: peronist populism, state terrorism, and the democratization under Alfonsin and Menem. The project will focus on antisemitism expressed in political and literary discourses.

     

    Dr. Anna Szalai (Hebrew University)

    Jewish Characters Represented by Non-Jewish Writers in Hungarian Literature of the Nineteenth Century

     

    Dr. Angelika Timm (Hebrew Universitymboldt-Universitaet)

    The Impact of the Shoah and the Problem of Antisemitism in E. Germany, 1945-1953

    The political and cultural roots of antisemitism in East Germany will be examined. On one hand, there is the problem of Nazi antisemitism, and on the other, that of the Soviet authorities. The effects of the Doctors Trial in East Germany will be analyzed. Another topic to be covered is the return of confiscated Jewish property.

     

    Slavomir Tokarski (European University, Institute of Firenze)

    Evacuation of Jewish Economics and Political Mobilization of Peasantry: Antisemitism in Galicia 1867-1914

    The focus of the research concerns the transmission of the economic conflict between Polish peasantry and rural Jews into the sphere of Political antisemitism in Galicia under Hapsburg rule, from the emancipation of the Jews until the outbreak of World War I. One of the main questions to be challenged is to what degree Galician antisemitism was "imported" from the "Viennese" version of antisemitism.

     

    Dr. Thomas Tucker

    Jews and Non-Jews in Hungarian Society, 1988-1991 

     

    Joint project: Dr. Leon Volovici (Vidal Sassoon Center, HU) - coordinator
    Participants: Dr. Andras Kovacs, Dr. Paul Zawadski, Dr. Gheorge Voicu
    Antisemitism in the Public Discourse of Post-Communist Eastern European Societies

    The project will include an analysis of the role and place of antisemitic stereotypes in post-Communist Eastern European countries. In the first stage, three sociologists will investigate the semantic evolution of antisemitic cliches and their use in political and ideological confrontations in Hungary (Andras Kovacs), Poland (Paul Zawadzki), and Romania (Gheorge Voicu). In the following year, other case studies will continue, examining Russia, Slovakia, and the Baltic states, and a comparative approach to the subject will be initiated.

     


     Completed Research

     

    Dr. Alina Cala (Jewish Historical Institute in Poland); Dr. Ireneusz Krzeminsky (University. of Warsaw)

    Antisemitism in Contemporary Poland

     

    Dr. Gila Fatran

    Antisemitism in Slovakia, 1848-1914

    A historical and sociological examination of the evolution of Slovak antisemitism in the modern period against the background of the broader interethnic conflicts in the area, the process of capitalist modernization, as well as the peculiar clerical and nationalist expression of anti-Jewish hatred.

     

    Dr. Nili Keren, Gila Zelikovich, and Dr. Yair Oron (Teachers College - Seminar Hakibbutzim)

    Concepts and Positions of Junior High School Students Regarding Antisemitism: A Comparative Research (published in Hebrew)
    This survey compares the attitudes of Israeli youth, their teachers, and parents with an equivalent group of Canadian Jews and non-Jews. It assesses the content of antisemitism and racism, hatred of strangers, and xenophobia. One important question is the place that perceptions of prejudice have in the self-identity of the Jewish respondents and the differences in perceptions between students and adults.

     

    Dr. Kay Knittel (Seton Hall University, NJ)

    Vienna's Antisemitic Legacy: Our Image of Gustav Mahler

    The study of early antisemitic reactions to Gustav Mahler (his music and his person) provides an important case study of the pervasive role that antisemitic stereotypes played in the culture of late nineteenth century Vienna.

     

    Dr. Rotem Kowner (Stanford University)

    Antisemitism without Jews: Current Perceptions of Jews and Antisemitic Attitudes among Japanese  (published as Acta Occasional Paper)

    Based on sociological surveys and interviews, aims to examine the structure of the Japanese image of Jews; attitudes toward self and other foreign groups and whether this Jewish image is unique to Japan; the extent to which the exposure to media and antisemitic (or philosemitic) literature affects attitudes toward Jews.

    Dr. Tamas Stark

    Hungarian Antisemitic Writings between 1948 and 1956

     

    Dr. Shulamith Levy (Gutman Institute, Jerusalem)

    Perceptions and Responses of Israeli Jews to Antisemitism (published as Acta Occasional Paper)

     

    Prof. Pavol Mestan

    Antisemitism in Slovakia

     

    Dr. Vadim Rossman

    Antisemitic Trends in Contemporary Russian Socio-Political Thought (Since Glasnost )

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