Jews and Muslims in Contemporary Britain: Getting Beyond Mutual Prejudice?

Vortrag, DHI London

Lecture by Tony Kushner (University of Southhampton)

This lecture will explore the relative position of Jews and Muslims in British society. Is Islamophobia, for example, the ‘new antisemitism’? Have Muslims replaced Jews as a marginal minority? And how do Jews and Muslims view one-another? By exploring politics, the media and the responses of ordinary people, the lecture will analyze a growing and important issue: how, in multi-cultural and multi-religious Britain, do large ethno-religious minorities get on?

Tony Kushner is Professor of History and Director of the Parkes Institute for the study of Jewish/non-Jewish relations at the University of Southampton. He has written widely on British Jewish history, the Holocaust, refugee history, history and memory, and the history of antisemitism and racism. His most recent book is The Battle of Britishness: Migrant Journeys, 1685 to the Present (Manchester University Press, 2012).

European Leo Baeck Lecture Series London, 2013 – Jews and Muslims: British Perspectives

This season’s topic is Jews and Muslims: British Perspectives which takes a look at British viewpoints, be they political, legal or cultural, on Jews and Muslims living in the UK in the 20th and 21st centuries.

These events are organised by the Leo Baeck Institute London, the Jewish Museum, Frankfurt am Main and the Fritz Bauer Institut, Frankfurt am Main, in cooperation with the German Historical Institute London.

Places are strictly limited and must be reserved in advance by contacting the Leo Baeck Institute, London Email: info(ghi) Tel: +44 (0) 20 7882 5690