Our History

A history of scholarly excellence

The Institute for the Study of Contemporary Antisemitism at Indiana University (ISCA) was established in 2009 by Professor Alvin H. Rosenfeld, under the auspices of the Robert A. and Sandra S. Borns Jewish Studies Program. Through an active program of courses, lectures, conferences, and publications, ISCA aims to clarify what is new and what has been inherited from the antisemitic lexicons of the past.

ISCA has hosted three major conferences for international scholars at Indiana University:

  • Anti-Zionism, Antisemitism, and the Dynamics of Delegitimization, April 2-6, 2016
  • Deciphering the ‘New’ Antisemitism April 5-9, 2014
  • Resurgent Antisemitism: Global Perspectives April 3-5, 2011

The institute also contributes to the scholarly debate on contemporary antisemitism through the IU Press Studies in Antisemitism Series.
– Series editor: Alvin H. Rosenfeld
– Editorial Director: Dee Mortensen


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