Past Events

Wednesday, March 22, 2017 - 5:30pm
Rubenstein Library Holsti-Anderson Family Assembly Room 153
Please joins us for the opening reception of: CAPTURING THE MOMENT: CENTURIES OF THE PASSOVER HAGGADAHAn Exhibit from the Collections of the Duke University LibrariesFebruary 23, 2017 - June 11, 2017At The Jerry and Bruce Chappell Family Gallery (near the main entrance to Perkins Library)Duke... Read More »
Monday, March 20, 2017 - 6:30pm
Professor Owen Gottlieb comes to Duke to discuss medieval religious law and learning games in this interactive seminar.Professor Gottlieb is Assistant Professor of Interactive Games and Media at the Rochester Institute of Technology, where he also founded and Directs the Initiative in Religion,... Read More »
Monday, March 6, 2017 - 6:00pm
Freeman Center for Jewish Life
Danielle Bailly is the author of "The Hidden Children of France, 1940-1945: Stories of Survival" (2010). The history of France's "hidden children" and of the French citizens who saved six out of seven Jewish children and three-fourths of the Jewish adult population from deportation during the Nazi... Read More »
Monday, March 6, 2017 - 5:15pm
Infertility & the Hebrew Bible: Perspectives & ProposalsLecture By: Joel Baden, Professor of Hebrew Bible at Yale Divinity SchoolMonday, March 6th 5:15PM - Duke Divinity School: Room 0016WSponsored by Duke Divinity School, Duke Department of Religious Studies, UNC Department of Religious... Read More »
Monday, February 27, 2017 - 7:00pm
Bryan Center Griffith Film Theater
Film Screening: Inglorious Basterds (2009) 2 hours 33 minutes. In German-occupied France, young Jewish refugee Shosanna Dreyfus witnesses the slaughter of her family by Colonel Hans Landa. Narrowly escaping with her life, she plots her revenge several years later when German war hero Fredrick... Read More »
Monday, February 27, 2017 - 7:00pm
Bryan Center Griffith Film Theater
Film Screening: "Inglourious Basterds" (Quentin Tarantino, 2009, 153 min, USA/Germany, in English, Color, DCP) / "Inglourious Basterds" begins in German-occupied France, where Shosanna Dreyfus witnesses the execution of her family at the hand of Nazi Colonel Hans Landa. Shosanna narrowly escapes... Read More »
Monday, February 27, 2017 - 12:00pm
Old Chemistry 011
Maya Barzilai explores how the infamous Golem became a cross-cultural and evolving metaphor of war and its destructiveness in this lunch seminar at the Forum for Scholars and Publics.Maya Barzilai is assistant professor of Hebrew literature and Jewish culture at the University of Michigan, Ann... Read More »
Sunday, February 26, 2017 - 3:00pm
John Hope Franklin Center Room 240 -- Ahmadieh Family Conference Hall
The North Carolina Jewish Studies Seminar presents a seminar with Professor Maya Barzilai . The human breath and the Hebrew language are both central components of Paul Celan's poetic thought, but what is the relationship between the two? My essay answers this question by focusing on Celan's... Read More »
Friday, February 24, 2017 - 12:00pm
Rubenstein Library Holsti-Anderson Family Assembly Room 153
This panel will use Zachary Lockman's influential book, Contending Visions of the Middle East: The History and Politics of Orientalism (Cambridge, 2004), as a jumping off point to discuss the ways in which Westerners have examined and depicted Islam and the Middle East. The discussion will also... Read More »
Thursday, February 23, 2017 - 6:00pm
Lilly Library
Area studies is often simplistically depicted as little more than a Cold War form of knowledge, but its emergence as a component of the postwar American academic scene was in fact propelled and shaped by visions, exigencies and contingencies that were not initially or exclusively about the needs of... Read More »