Universität Wien FIND

060013 VO The Ideology of Jew-Hatred - Antisemitism Then and Now (2022W)


Überblicksvorlesung zur Ideologiegeschichte des Antisemitismus


Note: The time of your registration within the registration period has no effect on the allocation of places (no first come, first served).


Language: German

Examination dates


Classes (iCal) - next class is marked with N

Wednesday 12.10. 18:00 - 20:00 Digital
Wednesday 19.10. 18:00 - 20:00 Digital
Wednesday 09.11. 18:00 - 20:00 Digital
Wednesday 16.11. 18:00 - 20:00 Digital
Wednesday 23.11. 18:00 - 20:00 Digital
Wednesday 30.11. 18:00 - 20:00 Digital
Wednesday 07.12. 18:00 - 20:00 Digital
Wednesday 14.12. 18:00 - 20:00 Digital
Wednesday 11.01. 18:00 - 20:00 Digital
Wednesday 18.01. 18:00 - 20:00 Digital
Wednesday 25.01. 18:00 - 20:00 Digital


Aims, contents and method of the course

The persecution and rejection of Jews and Judaism is not an invention of modern times. It begins in Hellenistic times with work of Manetho. A long list of pagan Greek and Latin authors as well as Christian, Muslim and secular literatures attest to the popularity of antisemitism. Jews suffered from hatred and persecution from (Christian) antiquity until today. This lecture class is not interested in surveying the history of antisemitism but engages with the ideological history of this hatred. It perceives antisemitism as a religious ´phenomenon that expresses itself differently in the various cultures of the world and in the epochs of its history.

Assessment and permitted materials

A three page essay on select topics.

Minimum requirements and assessment criteria

Based on my script, students need to be able to critically reflect antisemitic primary source and to contextualize them into the ideological history of antisemitism.
Students that argue in favor or antisemitic ideas will fail this class.

Examination topics

The Script that accompanies this lecture class

Reading list

A.G. Bostom, ed., The Legacy of Islamic Antisemitism: From Sacred Texts to Solemn History, 2008
A. Bühl, Antisemitismus, 2 vols., 2019-2020
M. Gottschlich, Unerlöste Schatten: Die Christen und der neue Antisemitismus, 2015
A.S. Lindemann und R.S. Levy, eds., Antisemitism: A History, 2010
D. Nierenberg, Anti-Judaism: The Western Tradition, 2013
L. Poliakov, The History of Antisemitism, 4 vols., 2003
S. Rohrbacher und M. Schmidt, Judenbilder: Kulturgeschichte antijüdischer Mythen und antisemitischer Vorurteile, 1991

Association in the course directory

Überblicksvorlesung zur Ideologiegeschichte des Antisemitismus

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