Dr. Catherine Chatterley Founding Director Catherine Chatterley is a historian of Modern Europe, trained at The University of Chicago. She is the Founding Director of the Canadian Institute for the Study of Antisemitism (CISA) and the Founding Editor-In Chief of Antisemitism Studies, published by Indiana University Press.
Dr. Chatterley is an award-winning writer who specializes in the study of European history, with particular emphasis on the history of antisemitism and the dynamic relationship between Jews and non-Jews in Western history. Syracuse University Press published her first book, Disenchantment: George Steiner and the Meaning of Western Civilization After Auschwitz, a National Jewish Book Award Finalist in the category of Modern Jewish Thought and Experience.
Her current book is entitled The Antisemitic Imagination and it will be published by Indiana University Press in 2018.
September 2017 Launch of Antisemitism Studies, Borns Jewish Studies Program, Indiana University at Bloomington, September 15, 2017
February 2018 "The Religious Dimension of Contemporary Antisemitism," An End to Antisemitism International Conference, University of Vienna, February 18-22, 2018
Spring 2018 Film Premiere, The Fight of Our Lives: Defeating the Ideological War Against the West, Montreal
2016-2017 Academic Year
December 2016 Interview for Documentary, The Fight of Our Lives: Defeating the Ideological War Against the West, Montreal, December 8-9, 2016
April 2017 Conference, The Holocaust and History: The Work and Legacy of David Cesarani, Royal Holloway, University of London, April 3-4, 2017
2015-2016 Academic Year
December 2015 Keynote Speaker, Conference Title: Anti-Zionism and the New Face of Antisemitism, CAMERA, New York, December 3, 2015
February 2016 "Antisemitism: A Scholarly Perspective, Its Origins and Effects," and "Antisemitism: A Scholarly Perspective: Its Persistence for Two Millennia," Fort Garry Mennonite Brethren Church
March 2016 "Antisemitism in 2016," Limmud Winnipeg, Sunday, March 13, 2016 @ 1:30 pm
April 2016 "The Effects of Antisemitism, Anti-Zionism, and Anti-Israel Politics on Contemporary Holocaust Education and Memorialization," Anti-Zionism, Antisemitism, and the Dynamics of Delegitimization: An International Scholar's Conference, Indiana University at Bloomington, April 2-6, 2016
"Shifting Trends in Middle East Politics," Alpha-Omega Fraternity Annual Meeting, Winnipeg, April 14, 2016
2014-2015 Academic Year
September 2014 "Fatigue, Envy, Politics: Holocaust Memorialization Through a Diasporic Lens," Ethnic Relations, Racism, and Antisemitism Conference, European Sociological Association, University of Vienna, September 4-6, 2014
January 2015 "Why We Now Call It Hitler's War: Antisemitism and the Origins of WWII," The Legacy of the Great Wars: Marking History and Humanity. The 31st Annual Political Studies Student Conference, University of Manitoba, January 28-30, 2015
August 2015 Ethnic Relations, Racism, and Antisemitism Conference, European Sociological Association, Prague
October 2015 Conference on 19th Century Antisemitism, Deutsches Historisches Institut, Paris
2013-2014 Academic Year
December 2013 Association for Jewish Studies Conference, Boston, December 15-17, 2013
January 2014 Prime Minister's Visit to Israel, Member of Official Delegation, Jerusalem, January 19-22, 2014
February 2014 "What is New About the New Antisemitism?" Etz Chayim Synagogue, Winnipeg, February 15, 2014
April 2014 "Deciphering the 'New' Antisemitism: An International Scholars Conference," Indiana University at Bloomington, April 6-8, 2014
"The Museum of the History of Polish Jews," Warsaw Ghetto Uprising Commemoration, Winnipeg, April 28, 2014
May 2014 Nominee, YWCA Women of Distinction Awards Dinner, Winnipeg, May 7, 2014
2012-2013 Academic Year
September 2012 "The Origins of Christian Antisemitism," Borns Jewish Studies Program, Indiana University
October 2012 “The Holocaust, Ethnic Identity Politics, and the New Canadian Museum for Human Rights (CMHR)," Probing the Limits of Tolerance: Jewish Communities and Other Minorities Facing Antisemitism and Xenophobia, Kantor Centre 11th International Seminar on Antisemitism, Warsaw, October 15-17, 2012
"Anne Frank: Truth, Fiction, Lies, Memory," Faculty of Law, University of Manitoba, October 23, 2012
March 2013 "What is Antisemitism and How Does It Affect the Conflict in the Middle East?" University of Winnipeg, March 2013
April 2013 "Humanity's Longest Hatred: Antisemitism Then and Now," Alpha Omega Dental Fraternity, Winnipeg, April 8, 2013
“Antisemitism and the Holocaust: The Historical Connection,” Kleinmann Family Foundation 20th Annual Holocaust Symposium, Vanier College, Montreal, April 11, 2013
"Canada’s Struggle with Holocaust Memorialization: The War Museum Controversy, Ethnic Identity Politics, and the Canadian Museum for Human Rights," Canadian Institute for Jewish Research (CIJR), Montreal, April 11, 2013
"The Antisemitic Imagination," Yom HaShoah Service, Temple Emanu-El-Beth Sholom, Montreal, April 12, 2013
May 2013 "Red Lines: Antisemitism and Anti-Zionism" (Opening Plenary Roundtable) and "21st Century Antisemitism" (Breakout Session), CIJA Western Regional Policy Conference, Vancouver, May 5, 2013
Fourth Global Forum for Combating Antisemitism, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Jerusalem, May 28-20, 2013 (declined invitation due to scheduling conflict)
2011-2012 Academic Year
September 2011 “Europe’s Gift to the Conflict: Contemporary Antisemitism,” CJA Top Donors Evening, September 19, 2011.
“Islamophobia and Antisemitism,” Arab Jewish Dialogue, September 27, 2011
November 2011 “Denial, Inversion, Repetition: Using the Holocaust Against Israel,” Combating the Delegitimation of Israel Conference, Canadian Institute for Jewish Research, Montreal, November 6, 2011
“Contemporary Antisemitism,” Gwen Secter Living Centre, JCFS Holocaust Survivors Group, November 24, 2011
February 2012 “The History of IAW,” Herzlia Synagogue, Winnipeg, February 2012
March 2012 “Blood and Belonging: Christian Antisemitic Themes in Anti-Israel Discourse," Ideological Sources of Campus Antisemitism, Indiana University at Bloomington, March 2012
May 2012 "Creating a More Humane Future: Uprooting Antisemitism Through Scholarship and Education," Women’s Endowment Fund Lecture, Jewish Foundation of MB, May 10, 2012
Antisemitism and Anti-Zionism: The Blurry Red Line? Toronto and Montreal, May 15, 16, 2012
June 2012 "Racist Antisemitism," Gwen Secter Lunch and Learn Series, June 2012
2010-2011 Academic Year
November 2010 “Campus Antisemitism”, Expert’s Forum, Inter-parliamentary Coalition for Combatting Antisemitism (ICCA), November 7-9, 2010.
December 2010 “History of Antisemitism,” Arab Jewish Dialogue, Winnipeg, December 14, 2010.
“Erasure--Antisemitism, the Holocaust, and Progressive Universalism: The Canadian Museum for Human Rights as Microcosm,” Association for Jewish Studies (AJS) Annual Meeting, Boston, December 19-21, 2010.
January 2011 “The Antisemitic Imagination,” University of Manitoba, January 13, 2011
February 2011 “Classic and Contemporary Antisemitism,” Advocates for Civil Liberties Conference, Toronto, February 15-17, 2011.
April 2011 “Resurgent Antisemitism: Global Perspectives,” Indiana University, April 2-6, 2011.