Antisemitism and the Internet: Old Hatred and New

2019-05-09 19:00:00 2019-05-09 21:00:00 America/Los_Angeles Antisemitism and the Internet: Old Hatred and New

Antisemitism and the Internet: Old Hatred and New

It has been called the world’s oldest hatred. And the recent shooting at the Tree of Life Synagogue in Pittsburgh proves that antisemitism remains potent—both in the darkest corners of the internet and tragically around the world. Is there something new about antisemitism today or is it just a continuation of old images and fears?

Here in Silicon Valley, we are in a unique position—and possess a unique responsibility—to confront the hardest questions about the relationship between antisemitism and the internet. How do social media platforms create fertile environments for the viral spread of global antisemitism? Do these vicious strains relate to past forms of anti-Jewish hatred? Does the internet deepen the conspiracies that lie behind antisemitism? And, most importantly, how can members of the tech community harness new technologies against such hatred?

Join us for a conversation with co-directors of the Digital Jewish Studies Initiative, Nathaniel Deutsch, UCSC professor of history and director of the Center for Jewish Studies; and Rachel Deblinger, founding director of the Digital Scholarship Commons at UCSC. The event is sponsored by The Humanities Institute of the University of California, Santa Cruz.

Registration Required.

6:30 p.m. Doors Open.

7 p.m. Program begins.

Disability-related needs? Please contact THI at thi@ucsc.edu or call (831) 459-1274 by May 6, 2019.

The Computer Museum, 1401 N Shoreline Blvd, Mountain View, CA 94043 UCSC Extension Silicon Valley events@ucsc-extension.edu
Registration Required

   Start Date :

5/9/2019 - 07.00 PM

   End Date :

5/9/2019 - 09.00 PM

   Location :

The Computer Museum, 1401 N Shoreline Blvd, Mountain View, CA 94043

   Instructors :

The Humanities Institute

   Cost :

0

Antisemitism and the Internet: Old Hatred and New

It has been called the world’s oldest hatred. And the recent shooting at the Tree of Life Synagogue in Pittsburgh proves that antisemitism remains potent—both in the darkest corners of the internet and tragically around the world. Is there something new about antisemitism today or is it just a continuation of old images and fears?

Here in Silicon Valley, we are in a unique position—and possess a unique responsibility—to confront the hardest questions about the relationship between antisemitism and the internet. How do social media platforms create fertile environments for the viral spread of global antisemitism? Do these vicious strains relate to past forms of anti-Jewish hatred? Does the internet deepen the conspiracies that lie behind antisemitism? And, most importantly, how can members of the tech community harness new technologies against such hatred?

Join us for a conversation with co-directors of the Digital Jewish Studies Initiative, Nathaniel Deutsch, UCSC professor of history and director of the Center for Jewish Studies; and Rachel Deblinger, founding director of the Digital Scholarship Commons at UCSC. The event is sponsored by The Humanities Institute of the University of California, Santa Cruz.

Registration Required.

6:30 p.m. Doors Open.

7 p.m. Program begins.

Disability-related needs? Please contact THI at thi@ucsc.edu or call (831) 459-1274 by May 6, 2019.