Subject Fields: Jewish History / Studies, Holocaust, Genocide, and Memory Studies, European History / Studies, Middle East History / Studies, World History / Studies
Yad Vashem’s new and innovative online course Antisemitism: From Its Origins to the Present traces the history of antisemitism – from antiquity until today.
It is currently available for free on the UK based digital education platform FutureLearn, which is partnered with over 100 leading academic institutions worldwide.
Join more than 10,000 learners from around the world already participating!
In the course 50 world leading scholars – historians, sociologists, linguists and political scientists, explore major questions and issues relating to antisemitism including: the nature of hate; the perception of the “other” in the Greco-Roman world; the advent of Christianity and its effect on the history of antisemitism; the Middle Ages and anti-Jewish discourse, libels and violence; the ideologies and revolutions of the Modern Period and their impact on the development of antisemitism; Nazi ideology and the Holocaust; antisemitism in the contemporary Far-right and Far-left; Holocaust denial; anti-Zionism; antisemitism in the Islamic and Arab world; online hate.
Notable researchers featured on the course include: Prof. Yehuda Bauer, Prof. Dov Otto Kulka, Prof. Pierre Nora, Prof. Anita Shapira, Prof. Bassam Tibi, Prof. Michael Walzer, Prof. David Nirenberg, Prof. Pierre Birnbaum and Prof. Paula F. Fredriksen.
“One of the best, and most profound, FL courses I’ve taken over the past few years. Thank you to everyone involved.”
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“This course was informative, analytical, insightful, dispassionate, intellectually rigorous and uplifting. I am a wiser man today than when I first started.”