The field of research on contemporary antisemitism and Jewish life: Working towards a European research hub (co-authored with Jonathan Boyd)
The EU Strategy on Combating Antisemitism and Fostering Jewish Life commits the European Commission to supporting research on antisemitism and contemporary Jewish life, and creating a European research hub in this field. To that end, this report maps the current field of research on antisemitism and contemporary European Jewish life, to determine how the proposed hub might support and enhance research in these areas. The methodology for the study draws on the European Jewish Research Archive – the only comprehensive database containing work undertaken in this field since 1990 – to identify key researchers and institutions, and assess which topics and countries have greater or lesser research coverage. The report concludes that the field has limited structure or cohesion as it currently exists, and few means of consolidation as a research community. In response, it makes key recommendations about what a research hub should do, and how it should be structured to best support the field.
Publication Date: March 31, 2023
Theme: Antisemitism, Racism, Hate, Jews, Judaism and Jewishness
Category: Reports and policy papers