Conformism instead of Reflection? Non-intended Effects of Education against Antisemitism (Online)

Vortrag & Diskussion mit Kai E. Schubert

Education is possibly the profession most frequently addressed with expectations of dealing with contemporary forms of antisemitism. However, the topic is not prominently discussed in the field of didactics and teachers report of feelings of overburdening, dealing especially with forms of antisemitism relating to the State of Israel and the Middle East Conflict. These forms are the most controversial variations of antisemitism and also the ones often not mentioned and also not interpreted and responded appropriately.

The lecture argues for a stronger awareness of non-intended effects of education on antisemitism. It shows their relevance focussing three exemplary contexts regarding spontaneous interventions to antisemitic statements as well as pedagogic concepts represented in published documents. The showcases stand for popular patterns of dealing with antisemitism. However, the different underlying understandings of antisemitsm can be questioned. Without a profound understanding of antisemitism as a complex phenomenon (like e.g. ressentment or ideology) with specific patterns, awareness for possible non-intended effects can hardly be reached.

After the lecture of 45 minutes, there will be time for questions and discussion.

The lecture is part of the collaborative online seminar series of the International Network of Antisemitism Scholarship, in cooperation with the Institute for the Study of Contemporary Antisemitism (Bloomington, USA) and the London Centre for the Study of Contemporary Antisemitism (UK).

Language: English (questions can also be raised in German)

Hosted by: Gesellschaft für kritische Bildung Frankfurt a. M.

Moderation: Steffen Stolzenberger

In cooperation with: Junges Forum der DIG Frankfurt (angefragt)

Johann-Wolfgang-Goethe-Universität Campus Westend, Stralsunder Straße, Westend Nord, Innenstadt 2, Frankfurt am Main, Hessen, 60323, Deutschland Map