"History of Antisemitism" mini-course at PSU
Sunday, April 22, 2018 - 9:00am to Sunday, April 22, 2018 - 5:00pm

What: "History of Antisemitism" 2 Credit Mini-Course featuring guest professor John Efron (UC Berkeley).
Registration Info: HST 399-001 (CRN 65691)
When: Sunday 4/15/18 9:00am to 5:00pm and Sunday 4/22/18 9:00am to 5:00pm
Where: Shattuck Hall, Room 212
Cost: Tuition for 2 credits or request to audit at
Contact: Office & Events Coordinator | | 503-725-8449

The Harold Schnitzer Family Program in Judaic Studies invites John Efron to PSU to offer a mini-course on the History of Antisemitism for class credit. This course will take place over two Sundays - April 15th and 22nd. Tuition costs to receive course credit. Students are also required to attend this year's Cogan Lecture featuring Timothy Snyder.

For more information about auditing this course, please visit the course page.

Course Description:

This intensive mini-course, held over two Sundays, will chart the development of hostility towards Jews from antiquity to our day. In lectures and discussion, students will gain an understanding of how anti-Jewish hostility has persisted over millennia even as it has adapted to individual historical and geographic contexts. Topics include: anti-Jewish bias in the ancient world and foundational Christian sources; social and economic marginalization and expulsions in medieval Europe; the emergence of political and racial antisemitism in the nineteenth century; Nazi antisemitism; and contemporary expressions of anti-Jewish sentiment, including left- and right-wing antisemitism.

Instructor: Prof. John Efron, Koret Professor of Jewish History, University of California, Berkeley. Prof. Efron is the author of Medicine and the German Jews: A History and Defenders of the Race: Jewish Doctors and Race Science in Fin-de-Siècle Europe.

This program is made possible thanks to a grant by the Oregon Jewish Community Youth Foundation. Cosponsored by PSU's Global Diversity and Inclusion and the Holocaust and Genocide Studies Project.