Past Events

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 »
Wednesday, November 9, 2016 - 7:00pm
Bryan Center Griffith Film Theater
Rock in the Red Zone focuses on real people who aren't right- or left-wing - in fact, the only thing they share is that they were on the receiving end of rocket barrages fired from Palestinians in Gaza over the course of many years, and that for solace, they turned to music. It provides a powerful... Read More »
Sunday, November 6, 2016 - 3:00pm
John Hope Franklin Center Room 240 -- Ahmadieh Family Conference Hall
Efforts to understand- 'reason'-the Holocaust have ranged from claims of the impossibility of explaining or even describing it (thus as literally unspeakable) to assertions of its historical probability or inevitability, given its place in European or German, and Jewish, history. That issue is the... Read More »
Wednesday, November 2, 2016 - 6:00pm
Westbrook 0016
The Duke Center for Jewish Studies is pleased to welcome the CEO of Sojourners, Robert Wilson-Black, to discuss "What do we owe one another? A new social covenant and theory of change to make sense of the times." Wilson-Black is a liaison to the World Evangelical Alliance, World Economic Forum,... Read More »
Tuesday, November 1, 2016 - 7:00pm
Bryan Center Griffith Film Theater
Film Screening: "Gett: The Trial of Viviane Amsalem" (Ronit Elkabetz and Shlomi Elkabetz, 2014, 115 min, Israel/France/Germany, in Hebrew, French, and Arabic w/ English subtitles, Color, Blu-Ray) / An Israeli woman (Ronit Elkabetz) seeking to finalize a divorce (gett) from her estranged husband... Read More »
Tuesday, November 1, 2016 - 7:00pm
Bryan Center Griffith Film Theater
Gett: The Trial of Viviane Amsalem is a 2014 Israeli-French drama film directed by Ronit Elkabetz and Shlomi Elkabetz. The film is the third in a trilogy focusing on the unhappy marriage of Viviane Amsalem, the first being To Take a Wife and the second Shiva. It was screened as part of the... Read More »
Tuesday, November 1, 2016 - 12:00pm
Old Chemistry 011
Rachel S. Harris gives a lunch seminar on "Mizrachi Witches in Israeli Cinema."A rise in Israeli filmmaking during the 1990s led to a new fascination with women's representation and depictions of Mizrachi ethnicity. These two spheres coalesced into recreations of an imaginative cinematic landscape... Read More »
Monday, October 31, 2016 - 12:15pm
The lunch seminar with Professor Guy Miron evolves around reconsiderations of the significance of space and time in German-Jewish and Holocaust history. The seminar is based on two recent contributions by the speaker that will be emailed to registered attendees. Guy Miron is Professor of Jewish... Read More »