Past Events

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 »
Thursday, February 23, 2017 - 6:00pm
Freeman Center for Jewish Life
The event brings together significant themes of Eastern European Jewish history. "The Personal and the Political: Jews in Poland after the Holocaust" will feature papers by Karen Auerbach, assistant professor and the Stuart E. Eizenstat Fellow in History at UNC-Chapel Hill and Batya Knebel, alumna... Read More »
Tuesday, February 21, 2017 - 7:00pm
Divinity School
The Parents Circle -- Families Forum (PCFF) is a joint Palestinian and Israeli organization of over 600 families, all of whom have lost a close family member as a result of the prolonged conflict. The Parents Circle believes that we can only achieve peace by sharing our personal experiences. Join J... Read More »
Tuesday, February 21, 2017 - 6:30pm
TBA
The Parents Circle - Families Forum (PCFF) is a joint Palestinian Israeli organization of over 600 families, all of whom have lost a close family member as a result of the prolonged conflict. Joint activities have shown that the reconciliation between individuals and nations is possible and it is... Read More »
Sunday, February 12, 2017 - 3:00pm
John Hope Franklin Center Room 240 -- Ahmadieh Family Conference Hall
Passports and state issued travel documents have been known since antiquity. Yet, their actual role as powerful instruments of mass exclusion was fully realized only after World War I. The dissolution of the imperial order and the rising of new nation states in the territories of the former... Read More »
Tuesday, February 7, 2017 - 5:30pm
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Ancient Egyptians, Greeks, and Romans; Christians and Muslims of every period; even the secularists of modernity have used Judaism in constructing their visions of the world, and often in negative ways. What does this history of Anti-Judaism have to do with how we think about Judaism today? Do past... Read More »
Tuesday, February 7, 2017 - 12:30pm
Westbrook 0015
In this seminar, participants will discuss the inter-relationship between Judaism, Christianity and Islam, with particular emphasis in Professor Nirenberg's recent review in Raritan on Shabab Ahmed's What is Islam? The Importance of Being Islamic. Participants should have read the review on... Read More »
Sunday, February 5, 2017 - 5:00pm
John Hope Franklin Center Room 240 -- Ahmadieh Family Conference Hall
What was the connection between the pre-1945 partition proposals for Ireland and Palestine, and the British imperial federalist vision? How do we move beyond comparative politics towards a transnational history of partitions? In this paper, Professor Dubnov begins to answer these questions by... Read More »
Monday, January 30, 2017 - 12:00pm
Gray 230
Anna Klein, (MA, Liberal Studies, Duke University) discusses her research on Jewish Cemeteries in Poland. In an attempt to raise awareness of these fast-disappearing sites, Ms. Klein has made an extensive and thorough research of these beautiful places, particularly those that were previously... Read More »

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