The STEPHEN ROTH INSTITUTE FOR THE STUDY OF CONTEMPORARY ANTISEMITISM
AND RACISM is a research institute at
Tel Aviv University in
It is a resource for information, provides a forum for academic
discussion, and fosters research on issues concerning antisemitic and
racist theories and manifestations. The Institute's principal focus is
the social and political exploitation of these phenomena in the period
since the end of
World War II
World War II , and the influence of their historical
* 1 Details
* 2 Activities
* 3 References
* 4 External links
The Institute was founded as the Project for the Study of
Anti-Semitism in the fall of 1991, and was headed by Prof. Dina Porat
Tel Aviv University until 2010. Since then, Dr. Scott Ury of Tel
Aviv University's Department of Jewish History has been Director of
the Roth Institute. The Institute is situated within Tel Aviv
University's Faculty of the Humanities and is associated with the
Wiener Library for the Study of the Nazi Era and the Holocaust in Tel
Aviv, home of one of the world's richest collections of documents
related to fascist regimes and movements, and antisemitism. The
Institute welcomes visitors and fosters cooperation with universities
and research institutes outside Israel.
The institute's activities are:
* The maintenance of an authoritative database freely available
through the Internet, which records details of antisemitic incidents
throughout the world.
* The organisation of academic conferences and symposium at Tel Aviv
University which bring together scholars for the presentation of
papers and discussion on a particular topic—both independently and
in cooperation with academic institutions in and outside Israel.
* The publication of an annual survey of antisemitic incidents and
trends throughout the world.
* Hosting visiting scholars from abroad whose research addresses
various aspects of antisemitism and racism. Recent long-term visitors
Omer Bartov of Brown (2014), Jan T. Gross of Princeton
(2012), Sol Goldberg of the University of Toronto (2014 and 2015),
Jonathan Judaken of
Rhodes College, Memphis (2011), Jonathan Karp of
SUNY , Binghamton (2016), Kamil Kijek, University of Wroclaw, Poland,
2016, Mia Spiro, University of Glasgow, 2017,
Thomas Sugrue of the
University of Pennsylvania (2013), and Kalman Weiser of York
University, Toronto (2014 and 2015).
* Other international visitors hosted by the Roth Institute since
2010 include: Profs.
Elisheva Carlebach , Columbia University, Deborah
Clark University , Eugene Avrutin,
University of Illinois ,
Johannes Becke, Heidelberg, Michal Bilewicz, Warsaw University, Donald
Bloxham, Edinburgh, Alon Confino, University of Virginia, David Engel,
NYU, Barbara Engelking-Boni (pl), Polish Center for Holocaust
Research , Warsaw, David Feldman, Pears Institute, Birkbeck College,
Paula S. Fass ,
University of California, Berkeley , Carole
Ohio State , Olga Gershenson,
U Mass, Amherst , Julie Gottlieb,
University of Sheffield, Jan Grabowski,
University of Ottawa , Atina
Grossman , Cooper Union, Ariela Gross, USC Law School, Anna Hajkova,
Warwick University, Jan Hartman, Jagiellonian University, Krakow,
Dagmar Herzog, CUNY Graduate Center, Prof. Martha Himmelfarb,
Princeton, Brian Horowitz, Tulane , Stefan Ihrig,
Haifa University ,
Agnieszka Jagodzinska, University of Wroclaw, Poland, Jack Jacobs,
John Jay College, Jonathan Karp,
SUNY Binghampton, Hillel Kieval,
Washington University, St. Louis, Kamil Kijek,
University of Wroclaw ,
Poland, Jeffrey Kopstein, University of Toronto, Paul Lerner, USC,
Alex Lichtenstein, Indiana University, Olga Litvak, Clark University,
James Loeffler, University of Virginia, Michael L. Miller, Central
European University, Budapest, Daniel Monterescu, Central European
University, Budapest, Amos Morris-Reich, The University of Haifa,
Samuel Moyn, Harvard, Norman Naimark, Stanford University, Benjamin
Nathans, University of Pennsylvania, David Nirenberg, University of
Chicago, Jess Olson, Yeshiva University, Andrea Orzoff, New Mexico
State, Derek Penslar, Oxford University/University of Toronto, Ellie
Schainker, Emory University, Raz Segal, Stockton University, Daniel
Schroeter, University of Minnesota, Yohanan Petrovsky-Shtern,
Northwestern, Nancy Sinkoff, Rutgers University, Andrew Sloin, CUNY,
Lithuanian Institute of History , Adam Teller, Brown
University, Stefan Vogt, Frankfurt, Theodore Weeks, Southern Illinois
University, Ulrich Wyrwa (de), Center for Research on Antisemitism,
Technical University, Berlin, and
Tara Zahra ,
University of Chicago .
* Participation in annual conferences, periodic workshops and
academic exchanges organized by the International Consortium for
Racism (ICRAR) in cooperation with the
Pears Institute for the Study of
Antisemitism , London, the Center for
Antisemitism at the
Technical University, Berlin , and
other institutions in Europe,
Israel and North America.
* Support for students and scholars at
Tel Aviv University whose
research advances the study and understanding of antisemitism and
* An ongoing research group of graduate students and post-doctoral
fellows at Tel Aviv University.
* The publication of studies of particular aspects of the subject.
* To undertake research projects on aspects of antisemitic and
racist manifestations. To that end it adopts an interdisciplinary
approach that draws on the abilities and resources of other
Tel Aviv University .
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