Stephen Roth Institute

The Stephen Roth Institute for the Study of Contemporary Antisemitism and Racism is a research institute at Tel Aviv University in Israel . [1]

It is a resource for information, provides a forum for academic discussion, and fosters research on issues concerning antisemitic and racist theories and manifestations. The Institute’s main focus is the social and political exploitation of these phenomena in the period of the end of World War II , and the influence of their historical background.


The Institute was founded as a Project for the Study of Anti-Semitism in the fall of 1991, and was headed by Prof. Dina Porat of Tel Aviv University until 2010. Since then, Dr. Scott Ury of Tel Aviv University’s Department of Jewish History has been Director of the Roth Institute. The Institute is located within Tel Aviv University’s Faculty of Humanities and is associated with the Wiener Library for the Study of the Nazi Era and the Holocaust in Tel Aviv, home of one of the world’s richest collections of documents related to fascist regimes and movements, and antisemitism. The Institute welcomes visitors and fosters cooperation with universities and research institutes outside Israel.


The institute’s activities are: [2]

  • The maintenance of an authoritative database freely available through the Internet, which records details of antisemitic incidents throughout the world.
  • The organization of academic conferences and symposium at Tel Aviv University, which brings together scholars for the presentation of papers and discussion on a particular topic-both independently and in cooperation with academic institutions in Israel.
  • The publication of an annual survey of antisemitic incidents and trends throughout the world.
  • Various aspects of antisemitism and racism. Recent long-term visitors include Profs. Omer Bartov [1] of Brown (2014), Jan T. Gross of Princeton (2012), Sol Goldberg of the University of Toronto (2014 and 2015), Jonathan Judaken of Rhodes College, Memphis (2011), Jonathan Karp of SUNY , Binghamton (2016), Kamil Kijek, University of Wroclaw, Poland, 2016, Mia Spiro, University of Glasgow, 2017, Thomas Sugrue of the University of Pennsylvania (2013), and Kalman Weiser of York University, Toronto (2014 and 2015).
  • Other international visitors hosted by the Roth Institute since 2010 include: Profs. Elisheva Carlebach , Columbia University, Deborah Dwork , Clark University , Eugene Avrutin, University of Illinois , Johannes Becke, Heidelberg, Michal Bilewicz, Warsaw University, Donald Bloxham, Edinburgh, University of Virginia Alon Confino, David Engel, NYU, Barbara Engelking- Boni  ( pl ) , Polish Center for Holocaust Research , Warsaw, David Feldman, Pears Institute, Birkbeck College, London, Paula S. Fass , University of California, Berkeley , Carole Fink, Ohio State , Olga Gershenson,U Mass, Amherst , Julie Gottlieb, University of Sheffield, Jan Grabowski, University of Ottawa , Atina Grossman , Union Cooper, Ariela Gross, USC Law School, Anna Hajkova, Warwick University, Jagiellonian University, Jan Hartman, Krakow, Dagmar Herzog, CUNY Graduate Center, Prof. Martha Himmelfarb, Princeton, Brian Horowitz, Tulane , Stefan Ihrig, Haifa University , Agnieszka Jagodzinska, University of Wroclaw, Poland, Jack Jacobs, John Jay College, Jonathan Karp, SUNY Binghampton, Kiel Hillel, Washington University, St. Louis, Kamil Kijek , University of Wroclaw, Poland, Jeffrey Kopstein, University of Toronto, Paul Lerner, USC, Alex Lichtenstein, Indiana University, Olga Litvak, Clark University, James Loeffler, University of Virginia, Michael L. Miller, Central European University, Budapest, Daniel Monterescu, Central European University of Budapest, Amos Morris-Reich, The University of Haifa, Samuel Moyn, Harvard, Norman Naimark, Stanford University, University of Pennsylvania, Benjamin Nathans, David Nirenberg, University of Chicago, Yeshiva University, Jess Olson, Andrea Orzoff, New Mexico State, Derek Penslar, Ellie Schainker, Oxford University / University of Toronto, Emory University, Raz Segal, Stockton University, University of Minnesota, Daniel Schroeter, Yohanan Petrovsky-Shtern, Northwestern, Sinkoff, Rutgers University, Andrew Sloin, CUNY, Darius Staliunas,Lithuanian Institute of History , Adam Teller, Brown University, Stefan Vogt, Frankfurt, Theodore Weeks, Southern Illinois University, Ulrich Wyrwa  ( de ) , Center for Research on Antisemitism, Technical University, Berlin, and Tara Zahra , University of Chicago .
  • Participation in annual conferences, periodic workshops and academic exchanges organized by the International Consortium for Research on Antisemitism and Racism (ICRAR) in cooperation with the Pears Institute for the Study of Antisemitism , London, the Center for Research on Antisemitism at the Technical University, Berlin , and other institutions in Europe, Israel and North America.
  • Support for students and scholars at Tel Aviv University, whose research advances the study and understanding of antisemitism and racism.
  • An ongoing research group of graduate students and post-doctoral fellows at Tel Aviv University.
  • The publication of studies of particular aspects of the subject.
  • To undertake research projects on aspects of antisemitic and racist events. To that end it adopts an interdisciplinary approach that draws on the abilities and resources of other departments of Tel Aviv University .


  1. Jump up^ “Stephen Roth Institute for the Study of Contemporary Anti-Semitism and Racism” . European Shoah Legacy Institute . Retrieved 25 January 2014 .
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