Decolonial Judaism: Jews, Antisemitism and the Global South – London, 4 July

28th Jun 2018

All are welcome to the following event at Birkbeck, University of London on July 4:

Decolonial Judaism: Jews, Antisemitism and the Global South

Book here: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/decolonial-judaism-jews-antisemitism-and-the-global-south-tickets-46323301241

Professor Santiago Slabodsky (Hofstra University, New York)

4 July 2018, 18:30

Birkbeck, University of London

Clore Lecture Theatre

How are histories of Jews and the Global South connected? What happens to Jewish history when we look at it through the lens of anti-colonial struggle? 

Professor Slabodsky argues that during the postcolonial and post-Holocaust era, Jewish thinkers in different parts of the world were influenced by intellectuals in the Global South. By placing Jewish thought in a provocative set of conversations with revolutionaries of Latin America, Africa and the Middle East, he offers an alternative framework for understanding Jewish responses to antisemitism and Jewish history more broadly, and explores the possibilities for Decolonial Judaism. 

This veiled history, he contends, has important consequences in an age of Brexit and the emboldening of racisms, Islamophobia and antisemitism around the world. 

All are welcome. 

Book here: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/decolonial-judaism-jews-antisemitism-and-the-global-south-tickets-46323301241