Our mission

Through an active program of courses, lectures, conferences, and publications, the Institute for the Study of Contemporary Antisemitism aims to clarify what is new and what has been inherited from the antisemitic lexicons of the past. The repertoire of emotionally charged accusations against Judaism and the Jews is made up of a familiar series of destructive myths that have been perpetuated over the ages.

Given their longevity and tenacity, it is unlikely that these myths can be eradicated, but by analyzing and exposing them as myths, it may be possible to help people recognize this pathology for what it is and thereby mitigate some of its harmful effects.

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Gunther Jikeli portrait

Gunther Jikeli, Erna B. Rosenfeld Professor of the Borns Jewish Studies Program and the Institute for the Study of Contemporary Antisemitism and associate professor of Germanic Studies, discussed his study of online hate speech and how it relates to actions and events in the offline world in an article for the IU Research Impact website following the insurrection at the U.S. Capitol.

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