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 six major conferences for international scholars at Indiana University:

  • "Antisemitism in Today's America: Manifestations, Causes, and Consequences" June 19-21 and 26-28, 2021
  • "A Transatlantic Wave of Antisemitism? Jew-Hatred in Europe and the United States" IU Europe Gateway, June 30, 2019
  • "Antisemitism Among Refugees in the Context of Rising Xenophobia and Antisemitism, including in the US" IU Europe Gateway, June 27, 2017
  • "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

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