2018-2019 Academic Catalog 
    
    Aug 19, 2019  
2018-2019 Academic Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

HIST 268 - Special Topics:


Content & topics vary by semester and instructor.  May be repeated for credit (2 times)

SPRING 2019 Topic: ANTISEMITISM AND ISLAMOPHOBIA  

Hostility towards Jews in contemporary Europe has raised fears that a new form of antisemitism is on the rise in a continent long troubled by such racism. Others question both the “newness” of this phenomenon and the level of threat it poses, arguing that it is the continent’s Muslim population that now faces the greatest adversity. This course will place antisemitism and Islamophobia in a wider historical and comparative context. While contemporary critics often draw parallels between antisemitism and Islamophobia, few historians have considered the histories of  Europe’s two “enemies”–the Jews and the Muslims–in the same frame. This course will explore a comparative approach to studying the two phenomena. Through examining Christian Europe’s relationship to the Jewish and Muslim “other” over time, it will consider how projects of exclusion have overlapped and diverged over the centuries.

Anticipated Terms Offered: yearly