Antisemitism and English Culture
Advance notice and CALL FOR PAPERS
A major international conference on the histories and cultures of antisemitism in England, from the Middle Ages to the present day. To be held at Birkbeck College, University of London, 9-11 July 2007.
Key questions to be addressed include:
-Can we talk of a distinctly English kind of antisemitism?
-Is antisemitism inherent in Englishness?
-What is, or has been, the relationship between 'high' or intellectual English culture and antisemitism?
-How far can specific English contexts be seen to have engendered antisemitism?
-Is there a meaningful history of English philosemitism, and what is its relationship to antisemitism?