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Boycotts June2013 Edited.

Boycotts June2013 Edited.

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Published by: Cfca Antisemitism on Jun 17, 2013
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BOYCOTTS - PAST AND PRESENTInternational Conference, London: 19-21 June 2013
Pears Institute for the study of Antisemitismon behalf of the International Consortium for Research on Antisemitism and Racism
This three-day international conference will examine boycotts in the
longue durée,
seeking togain deeper understanding of the development of these movements and their efforts toweaken, ostracize and delegitimize specific institutions, polities and states.Boycotts have been a strategy of protest since the eighteenth century: used for example instruggles against British rule in the American colonies, slavery in the Caribbean, racialdiscrimination in the United States during the Civil Rights movement, and Apartheid in SouthAfrica. Today, it is Israel that is the focus of an Arab League boycott as well as the more recentBoycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) campaign.Beyond actions against the state, Jews and Jewish interests have also featured prominently inthe history of boycotts. From the late nineteenth to the mid-twentieth centuries Jews were thetargets of economic and political boycotts advanced by various national movements in Centraland Eastern Europe and the state-sponsored anti-Jewish boycotts instigated by the Nazis.This wide-ranging conference will explore the history of boycott movements in their own rightand at the same time examine the two quite different narratives put forward by proponentsand opponents of the current BDS movement directed against Israel: one which places themovement within a long
history of struggles for ‘human rights’; the other which
views BDS asthe latest iteration of an antisemitic tradition.This unique and timely conference brings together speakers from various disciplines: politicalscientists, sociologists, historians and legal scholars. In so doing, it seeks to create anacademic forum to better comprehend the causes and content of boycott movements andseeks to advance understanding of whether and how BDS sits within the debate oncontemporary antisemitism.
Conference co-convenors
David Feldman, Pears Institute for the study of Antisemitism, Birkbeck, University of LondonMichael L. Miller, Central European University, BudapestScott Ury, Stephen Roth Institute for the Study of Contemporary Antisemitism and Racism,Tel Aviv UniversityTheInternational Consortium for Research on Antisemitism and Racisminvolves leadingscholars from universities and institutes across Europe, Israel and the US who share thecommon goal of revitalising and reshaping the study of antisemitism.ThePears Institute for the study of Antisemitismis based at Birkbeck, University of London.The Institute is a centre of innovative research and teaching and contributes to discussion andpublic policy formation on issues concerning antisemitism, race and intolerance.
PAST AND PRESENTInternational Conference, London: 19-21 June 2013
Pears Institute for the study of Antisemitism, Birkbeck, University of Londonon behalf of the International Consortium for Research on Antisemitism and Racism
Birkbeck, University of London, Clore Lecture Theatre, Clore Management Centre,Torrington Square, LondonWC1E 7HX PROGRAMMEWednesday 19 June
Registration and tea and coffee
David Feldman, Pears Institute for the study of Antisemitism,Birkbeck, University of London (founding member of ICRAR)16.15
Keynote Panel
Chair: David Feldman, Pears Institute for the study of AntisemitismConsumer Boycotts in Modern HistoryFrank Trentmann, Birkbeck, University of London and SustainableConsumption Institute, University of ManchesterIn Defence of the Nation: Protectionism and Boycotts in Central andEastern Europe, 1844-1933Michael Miller, Central European University (founding member of ICRAR)
Boycotts and Rights
A South African perspective
Saul Dubow, Queen Mary, University of London18.00
Panel 1: Consumer Politics, Race and Colonialism
Chair: Sonya Rose, University of Michigan and Birkbeck, University of London
 ‘There can be no Friendship’: The Contentious Nature of Non
-Importationon the American Road to RevolutionMolly Perry, The College of William and Mary, VirginiaAbolitionists and Abstention: British Consumer Activism Against SlaveryRichard Huzzey, University of Liverpool19.00
Drinks Reception
 Thursday 20 June
Panel 2: Boycotts and Nationalism in Early Twentieth CenturyEurope
Chair: François Guesnet, University College London (founding memberof ICRAR)
 ‘A more efficient strike than with bats’: Boycott Practice and Discourse in
Galicia Prior to WW1Tim Buchen, European-University Viadrina, Frankfurt (Oder)
 ‘To each his own’: Marketplace Nationalism in the German
-PolishBorderland of Poznania at the Turn of the CenturyElizabeth A. Drummond, Loyola Marymount University,California
Swój do swego po swoje!
Anti-Jewish boycott: Polish and East Europeanright-wing politics in the early twentieth centuryGrzegorz Krzywiec, Institute of History, Polish Academy of Sciences11.00
Tea and coffee
Panel 3: Politics of Resistance and Mobilization
Chair: Eyal Naveh, Tel Aviv University
 ‘Buy only ‘
Totzeret Ha’aretz’ 
(the land’s products): Separatist
Consumption in British Mandate PalestineHizky Shoham, Shalom Hartman Institute and Bar Ilan University
Tired Feet and Empty Pockets: The Montgomery and Alexandra BusBoycotts in Comparative PerspectiveDerek Catsam, University of Texas of the Permian BasinA Blossoming of Red Flags: Cesar Chávez and the United Farm Workers'Lettuce Boycott in CaliforniaLori A. Flores, State University of New York at Stony Brook13.00
Panel 4: Nazi Era Boycotts
Chair: Jessica Reinisch, Birkbeck, University of LondonThe ban of Jewish owned businesses in Nazi Germany - was it a boycott?Christoph Kreutzmueller, Memorial House of the Wannsee-ConferenceThe Good, the Bad and the Marketplace: Buycott, Boycott and JewishConsumers in pre-1933 GermanyGideon Reuveni, University of SussexGerman Culture Calls
Don't Forget Your Brass Knuckles: AmericanEfforts to Boycott Academic Exchanges with Nazi GermanyStephen H. Norwood, University of Oklahoma

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