Conferences

Past Conferences

Sat, 09/24/2016 to Mon, 09/26/2016

One of the main tropes of modern Hebrew literature—in contradistinction to ancient and medieval literatures—is “youth.” It seems almost natural that... read more »

Mon, 04/18/2016

Upon the opening of the Heschel Archives here at Duke, it is important that we take a moment to consider the legacy of Rabbi Abraham Joshua Heschel,... read more »

Mon, 03/07/2016 to Tue, 03/08/2016

While there is a vast literature on medieval Jewish and Islamic law, the histories of medieval Jewish and Muslim legal institutions received... read more »

Sat, 02/15/2014 to Mon, 02/17/2014

The question of myth is one of the most loaded one in Jewish studies. The founding fathers of Jewish studies, such as Franz Rosenzweig, Gershom... read more »

Tue, 04/30/2013 to Wed, 05/01/2013

Jews and Marxism; Jews and the avant-garde; Jews and modernism; Jews and the nation; Jews and “abstraction”: the linkage between Jews and critical... read more »

Sun, 09/09/2012 to Mon, 09/10/2012

The Bible in the Public Square will be a unique 2-day conference with experts speaking to the role of the Bible in everything from Public Schools and... read more »

Sun, 04/15/2012 to Tue, 04/17/2012

For years, modern Hebrew culture was conceived as a secular arena, that is, as one that does not merely reflect a secular Zionist ethos, but also... read more »