Virtual book launch of ‘Key Concepts in the Study of Antisemitism’ on Feb. 22


The Israel and Golda Koschitzky Centre for Jewish Studies and the Anne Tanenbaum Centre for Jewish Studies at the University of Toronto will host the launch of the book Key Concepts in the Study of Antisemitism (Palgrave 2021) co-edited by Kalman Weiser (York University), Sol Goldberg (University of Toronto) and Scott Ury (Tel Aviv University).

The virtual event will take place on Feb. 22 at 4 p.m. via Zoom, and will feature conversations with some of the authors who have contributed to the volume, including Sara R. Horowitz (York University), Doris L. Bergen (University of Toronto) and Jeffrey S. Kopstein (University of California, Irvine). Among the other notable contributors to the volume, mention should also be made of our York University Professor Emeritus Martin Lockshin.

Image result for key concepts in the study of antisemitismAbout the book: Antisemitism is, unfortunately, ‘in’ again. While university classes about antisemitism have mushroomed in recent years, textbooks have woefully lagged behind the times. Even the better ones are hampered by the ambition to follow Jew-hatred in exhausting detail across time and space yet in a manner often divorced from broader context and without the benefit of up-to-date theoretical insights.

Seeking to remedy this problem, this volume focuses on concepts rather than chronology or geography. It promotes conversation about antisemitism across disciplinary and thematic lines rather than privileges a single methodological paradigm, a specific academic field, or an overarching narrative. Its 21 chapters by leading scholars in diverse fields address the relationship to antisemitism of concepts ranging from anti-Judaism to Zionism.

This event is co-sponsored by the Canadian Friends of Tel Aviv University, and is free to attend. Registration is not required.

To join the event, visit this Zoom link.