Racism and Anti-Semitism: global, national and local perspectives

Research seminar 2020

The seminar of the International Platform on Racism and Antisemitism intends to approach racism and anti-Semitism as a global, national and local phenomena, resulting from numerous metamorphoses and historical evolutions. The old forms of racism have not disappeared, but they are now in institutional and systemic mode, and in so-called "cultural" or "differentialist" form. Hatred and rejection of the other are now to be found on social networks (conspiracy theories, often anti-Semitic) and in algorithms. At a time of increase in identity-based movements and competition amongst victims, racist and anti-Semitic prejudice is even developing in some minorities or in groups defending minorities.

This seminar will deal with racism and anti-Semitism in a way that allows for comparison, welcoming approaches from various disciplines of the humanities (sociology, history, biology, political science, anthropology, etc.). It will consider concrete experiences, field research, without neglecting theoretical and epistemological questions.

Directors: Philippe Portier et Michel Wieviorka
Scientific coordination: Régis Meyran

Seminar sessions will be held in room A3-35, at the 54 bd Raspail, Paris 6.
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PROGRAMME

Wednesday, January 8
Race, racism and anti-Semitism: contemporary issues
Michel Wieviorka (FMSH), Philippe Portier (EPHE) et Michel Veuille (EPHE)

Wednesday, January 22
Racism at school
François Dubet (Université de Bordeaux), Béatrice Madiot (Université de Picardie Jules Verne) and Céline Masson (Université de Picardie Jules Verne) 

Wednesday, February 5
Islamophobia
Tariq Modood (Université de Bristol)

Wednesday, March 4
History of the concept of race in France
Olivier Dutour (EPHE, pending) and Régis Meyran (Université Paris-Descartes)

Wednesday, March 18
Race, anti-Semitism and online violence
Dominique Cardon (Sciences-Po, pending), Gérald Bronner (Université Paris-Diderot, pending), Jérôme Ferret (Université Toulouse 1), Ghislaine Azémard (FMSH et Université Paris 8)

Wednesday, April 1st
Racism in law
Emmanuel Debono (ENS Lyon), Smaïn Laacher (Université de Strasbourg) and Odile Quintin (Ancien directeur général de l'Éducation et de la Culture de la commission européenne)

Wednesday, April 29
Benjamin Stora (Paris XIII) pending

Wednesday, May 6
Anti-Semitism in South America
Judit Bokser (Universidad nacional autónoma de México)

Wednesday, May 13
John Solomos (Université de Warwick)

Wednesday, May 27
White supremacism in North America
Brieg Capitaine (Université d’Ottawa)

Wednesday, June 10
Program to come

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Next event

Racism at school

22 January 2020

Second session of the seminar Racism and Anti-Semitism: global, national and local perspectives with François Dubet (Université de Bordeaux), Béatrice Madiot (Université de Picardie Jules Verne) and Céline Masson (Université de Picardie Jules Verne).