A broad and systematic examination of the history of antisemitism, including the emergence of theological anti-Judaism in the Christian world, its transformations in the European Middle Ages, and the development and mutation of racialized “antisemitism” in modernity. Students will investigate the cultural, social, and political contexts that gave shape to anti-Jewish violence and discourse. We will explore the continuities and ruptures between different periods/stages of antisemitism as well as its relationship to other forms of xenophobic and/or racist violence.