ISGAP Digital Research Centre

The Digital Research Centre holds ISGAP’s online programming, which includes courses, seminars and symposiums. It also includes ISGAP’s network of research scholars, faculty and students.

Digital Programming

Antisemitism in Comparative Perspective: An International Seminar Series

Digital Courses

ISGAP Digital Courses are open to faculty, students, policy experts and the interested public.

Can "The Whole World" Be Wrong? Four Case Studies in Self-Destructive Western Folly

Professor Richard Landes, Associate Professor Emeritus of History, Boston University

This course will be an exploration of the four historical chapters of my recent book, in which we discuss each of the four incidents using the conceptual tools provided in the later chapters. The course will examine the intersection of a range of themes that shed light not only on the “new antisemitism” of the 21st century, but its direct connection to the war on democracy and human rights that has so disoriented and divided Western polities… and continues to do so. It is an introduction the shaping of the upside-down world that the current generation was born into.

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Antisemitism on the Dark Web and Anonymous Platforms

Dr. Lev Topor, ISGAP Visiting Scholar in Critical Antisemitism Studies, Discrimination and Human Rights at the Woolf Institute.

This short digital course is aimed to present the topic of anonymous antisemitism and the way it is propagated nowadays with modern technologies, which mainly include platforms like the dark web or secure and anonymous messaging applications like telegram. During this course, we will learn and discuss the reasons for engaging in antisemitism anonymously, the effects of such antisemitism, as well as ongoing policies aimed to tackle this problem – whether policies from social media platforms/technology companies or from governments. During the course, we will also learn about the concepts of cyberspace, anonymity, and pseudonymity.

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The Essence of Antisemitism

David Patterson, Hillel A. Feinberg Distinguished Chair in Holocaust Studies at the Ackerman Center for Holocaust Studies, University of Texas at Dallas, Richardson, U.S.; Senior Research Fellow, ISGAP

This course begins by exploring the motifs that have defined antisemitism both over the centuries and into our own time. Moving then into the contemporary world, we will consider the three primary sources of the phenomenon of Jew hatred: the political right, the political left, and political Islam. Finally, the course will end with a discussion of how one might response to the rising tide of antisemitism and what might be done about it.

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Christian Antisemitism Then and Now: Toward a Redemptive Reconciliation

Dyanne K. Martin, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Core Studies and English, Wheaton College, Wheaton, U.S.A

The course will introduce participants to the seventeen-hundred-year-old root system of Christian Antisemitism. We will examine the tenants of Replacement Theology (also known as Supersessionism) and how it led to Christian persecution of the Jews throughout the ages leading up to the Holocaust. We will show that the longest-lasting hatred of the Jews has been Christian Antisemitism. We will discuss the resurgence of Replacement Theology in the last twenty-five years and its implications for the future of Christianity. We will discuss the tenants of the new Christian Zionism and how a post- Supercessionist theology is challenging Christian Antisemitism within the academy and in church pulpits. This course will also provide instruction in the nuances of antisemitism found in the contemporary Christian academy. We will examine the intersections and signifiers of race, religion, and nationhood as we consider the steps necessary for a redirection of the Christian academy to its Jewish roots.

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Jewish Pride: A Jewish Revolution

Ben M. Freeman, Renowned Author and Educator, London, U.K.

This course will offer an understanding of historical and contemporary Jew-hatred as well as its impact on Jews, while focusing on inspiring and empowering Jews to see their Jewishness as a source of pride and not shame.

Session 1:What is Jewish Pride and Why now?
This session will focus on the current crisis of Jew-hate, connecting it to the historical Jewish experience.

Session 2: Pride or Prejudice: The Impact of Internalised Jew-hate
This session will focus on the impact of Jew-hatred on Jews, specifically focusing on the idea of internalised anti-Jewishness.

Session 3: Pride or Prejudice: The Impact of Internalised Jew-hate – Part 2
This session will focus on the impact of Jew-hatred on Jews, specifically focusing on the idea of internalised anti-Jewishness.

Session 4: Jewish Pride: A Jewish Revolution
This session will focus on practical steps to Jewish Pride as well as an overview of how this movement has changed the Jewish world


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Reading Group

ISGAP Reading Group

ISGAP Research Fellows and Faculty have committed themselves to the exploration of antisemitism, in all its forms, in order to better understand how the oldest hatred is penetrating present-day society. By sharing their activities in the field, Fellows and Faculty are able to compare and contrast their own ideas with one another. To help facilitate this initiative, ISGAP has organized a reading group for a select group of ISGAP Fellows and Faculty only. Each participant is responsible for reading a text during each session, after which the group collectively discusses the text in real-time. This timeless exercise enhances our Fellow’s ability to educate their own students and the general public. The reading group is led by Chloe Pinto, Cambridge University, United Kingdom.

Additional Information

Organizer: Dr. Charles Asher Small, Executive Director of the Institute for the Study of Global Antisemitism and Policy (ISGAP)

Contact for information: Ira Guberman, 212-230-1840, [email protected]

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