Past Events

Thursday, March 15, 2012 - 4:00pm
Biddle 102
The Duke German Department will host a lecture on Thursday, March 15 at 4:00pm in Room 102 Biddle (East Campus) by Monika Hennemann from the University of Birmingham (U.K.) entitled "Jewish Cupids and Scottish Valkyries: Once More Mendelssohn and Wagner." Professor Hennemann's talk on music... Read More »
Thursday, March 15, 2012 - 4:00pm
Perkins Library Rare Book Room
Rebecca Hauser, Holocaust Survivor, comes to Duke to speak about her memories of 1944-1945. Rebecca was 22 years old when the Nazis deported her and her family from her home town in Greece. They were taken to Auschwitz-Birkenau in 1944. Her parents perished there, and after a year's labor there,... Read More »
Thursday, February 23, 2012 - 5:00pm
Gray 200
Gary Rendsburg, Blanche and Irving Laurie Professor of Jewish History at Rutgers University, gives a seminar entitled "How the Bible Is Written." This event is graciously hosted and co-sponsored by the Hebrew Bible/Old Testament Seminar.
Wednesday, February 22, 2012 - 6:00pm
Freeman Center for Jewish Life
Captain Avner Even-Zohar, chair of the Department for Turkish and Hebrew Studies at the Defense Language Institute in Monterey, CA, comes to Duke to give a lecture entitled "Israel, LGBT, Leadership, Emotional Intelligence & Happiness." The lecture will take place on Wednesday, February 22... Read More »
Monday, February 20, 2012 - 6:00pm
Bryan Center Griffith Film Theater
LITTLE TOWN OF BETHLEHEM (Jim Hanon, 2010, 75 min, Palestine & Israel, English & Arabic w/ English subtitles, Color, DVD) -- LITTLE TOWN OF BETHLEHEM shares the gripping story of how three men born into the cycle of violence in the Holy Land have chosen to risk everything to bring peace... Read More »
Tuesday, February 7, 2012 - 4:00pm
John Hope Franklin Center 240
Sidra Ezrahi (Hebrew Univ. of Jerusalem) presents a lecture entitled: Lecture: "Europe, Israel and America in the Twentieth Century: The Global Theatre of Jewish Tragedy, Epic and Comedy"
Tuesday, February 7, 2012 - 11:00am
West Union Taylor-Cole Room
Avishai splits his time between Jerusalem and Wilmot, New Hampshire. He is adjunct professor of business at Hebrew University, and visiting professor of government at Dartmouth College. A Guggenheim Fellow, Avishai holds a doctorate in political economy from the University of Toronto. Before... Read More »
Wednesday, February 1, 2012 - 5:30pm
Westbrook 0015
Deborah Green (University of Oregon) gives a lecture entitled "No Way Out: Chastity and Chastisement in God's Garden." This event is generously sponsored by the New Testament-Judaica Studies Seminar and the Center for Late Ancient Studies.
Tuesday, January 24, 2012 - 11:00am
Westbrook 0014
The Duke Center for Jewish Studies and the Duke German Studies Department is proud to host Professor Todd Presner (UCLA), who will be giving a presentation on: “Thick Mapping in the Digital Humanities: From Berlin to Los Angeles and Beyond” (Westbrook 0014) Todd Presner is Professor of Germanic... Read More »
Monday, January 23, 2012 - 12:00pm
Gray 230
Todd Presner, Professor of Germanic Languages, Comparative Literature, and Jewish Studies at the University of California Los Angeles and Director of the UCLA Center for Jewish Studies will come to Duke to talk about the state of the field of Jewish Studies.

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