IASA/YIISA Global Antisemitism International Conference -

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Ulrike Becker/ International Association for the Study of Antisemitism
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"Global Antisemitism: A Crisis of Modernity"

Monday, August 23rd – Tuesday, August 24th, 2010

Yale University, New Haven, CT

The International Association for the Study of Antisemitism (IASA) is a newly formed professional association, which aims to represent scholars and intellectuals engaged in the study of antisemitism across the globe regardless of school of thought, scientific approach, academic discipline or ideological view. Created to advance knowledge pertaining to the origins and manifestations of antisemitism, IASA recognizes the aspirations of scholars in all disciplines.

Antisemitism is one of the most complex and, at times, perplexing forms of hatred. It spans history, infecting different societies, religious and philosophical movements, and even civilizations. In the aftermath of the Shoah, some contend that antisemitism illustrates the limitations of the Enlightenment and modernity itself. In the contemporary context of globalized relations it appears that antisemitism has taken on new and changing forms that need to be decoded, mapped and critiqued. In fact, given the rise of current genocidal antisemitic discourse as a social movement, and the limited response to it by the human rights community, this could point to a possible crisis of modernity. This conference aims to explore this discursive phenomenon from an interdisciplinary approach.

IASA is now accepting papers to be presented at this conference as well as proposals for panels. Please send proposals to info@iasa-anti.org by Monday, May 17, 2010. For more information please email Ulrike Becker at ulrike.becker@yale.edu or email / call Lauren Clark at 203.432.5239, lauren.clark@yale.edu.

IASA will host its inaugural international conference at Yale University, in conjunction with the Yale Initiative for the Interdisciplinary Study of Antisemitism (YIISA). This conference is being organized with the support of the Isaac and Jessie Kaplan Centre for Jewish Studies and Research, University of Cape Town, and The Vidal Sassoon International Center for the Study of Antisemitism, Hebrew University, Jerusalem, as well as other institutions.

Conference registration is now open. Registration fees are $150; Senior Citizens - $100; Students - $75. Under exceptional circumstances fees may be waived. Checks may be made payable to the Yale Initiative for the Interdisciplinary Study of Antisemitism (YIISA) and mailed to YIISA/IASA Conference, 77 Prospect Street, P.O. Box 208209, New Haven, CT 06520. For more information regarding registration please contact info@iasa-anti.org or 203.432.5239.