Stephen Roth Institute
Stephen Roth Institute for the Study of Contemporary Antisemitism
Racism is a research institute at
Tel Aviv University
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, and the influence of their historical
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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
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 include
Profs. 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
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
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
Dwork, 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,
London, Paula S. Fass, University of California, Berkeley, Carole
Fink, 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,
Darius Staliunas, 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
Participation in annual conferences, periodic workshops and academic
exchanges organized by the International Consortium for Research on
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
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 departments of Tel
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"Roth Institute Brochure,"
"Roth Institute Newsletter 2015,"
"Roth Institute Newsletter 2016,"
"Fear of Neighbours: Graduate Student Workshop with Jan T. Gross," Tel
Aviv University, April, 2012.
"The Education of Barack Obama," Lecture at Tel Aviv University, Prof.
Thomas Sugrue, The University of Pennsylvania, May, 2013.
"Lucy S. Dawidowicz: An American in Vilna," Naomi Prawer Kadar Annual
Lecture, Prof. Nancy Sinkoff, Rutgers University, June, 2013.
"Jews and Race: An Interdisciplinary Symposium on Genetics, History
and Culture," Tel Aviv University, January, 2014.
Antisemitism and Jewish Lawyering at the United
Nations," Seminar at TAU's Law School, Prof. James Loeffler, The
University of Virginia, March, 2014.
The Holocaust as Genocide: Integrated History and Scholarly
Integrity," Lecture at TAU, Prof. Omer Bartov, Brown University, May,
Antisemitism and Philo-Semitism," Workshop with
Prof. David Nirenberg, The University of Chicago, Nov., 2014.
"Holocaust and Genocide Studies in the Academic World," Lecture at
TAU, Prof. Deborah Dwork, Clark University, Dec., 2014.
Jewish Rights, Minority Rights, Human Rights," Video of International
Conference at TAU, March, 2015.
"The Assassination of Symon Petliura and the Trial of Sholom
Schwartzbard, 1926-1927,"Lecture at TAU, Prof. David Engel, NYU, Dec.
"Images of Jews in the Early Age of Print," Lecture at Roth Institute,
TAU, Prof. Elisheva Carlebach, Columbia University, Jan., 2016.
"Theodore Herzl: Between Antisemitism, Race and Empire," Lecture at
TAU, Prof. Derek Penslar, Oxford and Toronto, March, 2016.
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