Past Events

Thursday, October 27, 2016 - 6:00pm
Sanford Fleishman Commons
American Jewish Work Services Global Ambassador, Ruth Messinger, comes to Duke to give a lecture on pursuing global justice.Messinger, President of American Jewish World Service (AJWS) from 1998 to July of 2016, is currently the organization's inaugural Global Ambassador. In this role, Ruth is... Read More »
Sunday, October 23, 2016 - 2:00pm
Based on the acclaimed book Denial: Holocaust History on Trial, DENIAL recounts Deborah E. Lipstadt's (Academy Award® winner Rachel Weisz) legal battle for historical truth against David Irving (BAFTA nominee Timothy Spall), who accused her of libel when she declared him a Holocaust denier. In the... Read More »
Thursday, October 20, 2016 - 5:00pm
Westbrook 0015
The Duke Center for Jewish Studies is pleased to again host our annual graduate Perilman Fellow symposium. This year we look forward to welcoming a keynote lecture by Dr. Emily Sigalow, our Perilman Post-Doctoral Scholar. Dr. Sigalow's work focuses on the historical and contemporary encounter... Read More »
Wednesday, September 28, 2016 - 5:00pm
Smith Warehouse - Bay 4, C105 -- Ahmadieh Family Lecture Hall
Christophe Boltanski is a French writer, a new, significant voice in the genre of the "true novel." His book, La Cache [The Safe House], is a remarkable first-person narrative, a family saga, and an original twist on the memoir of anti-semitism in Vichy France -- across generations. Figures in... Read More »
Sunday, September 25, 2016 - 5:30pm
Nasher Museum of Art
Jon D. Levenson, Albert A. List Professor of Jewish Studies at Harvard University, gives the inaugural lecture of the Hudi Gross Memorial Lecture Series, co-sponsored by the Duke Center for Jewish Studies. Levenson's lecture, "Genesis 22: The Binding of Isaac and the Crucifixion of Jesus,"... Read More »
Thursday, September 22, 2016 - 12:30pm
Allen 314
Edward Breuer (Hebrew U.), comes to Duke to for a seminar on "Victorian Jews, Biblical Criticism and the Politics of Acculturation." Breuer (PhD, Harvard University) is a native of Montreal who has taught at McMaster University, the University of Pennsylvania, Loyola University Chicago, the... Read More »
Monday, September 19, 2016 - 6:00pm
Gray 200
The New Testament/ Judaic Studies Colloquium welcomes Clare Rothschild, Professor of Theology at Lewis University in Chicago to talk about her latest project on The Muratorian Fragment. Her dissertation appeared as the publication, Luke-Acts and the Rhetoric of History, while her second book, "... Read More »
Sunday, September 18, 2016 - 3:00pm
John Hope Franklin Center Room 240 -- Ahmadieh Family Conference Hall
Susan Ackerman will speak on marriage rites in ancient Israel.
Sunday, September 18, 2016 - 3:00pm
John Hope Franklin Center Room 240 -- Ahmadieh Family Conference Hall
Abstract:In this paper, Ackerman argues (following Bynum) that while all rites of passage typically include aspects of disempowerment, disenfranchisement, and/or marginalization in their transitional, or liminal phase, in women's rites of passage these experiences are somehow exacerbated or... Read More »
Wednesday, September 14, 2016 - 6:00pm
Freeman Center for Jewish Life
Ted Merwin (Dickinson), comes to Duke to discuss the history of Jewish deli, and his book, Pastrami on Rye, the 2015 National Jewish Book Award-winner. Pastrami on Rye has been featured in the New York Times, New York Post, New York Daily News, New York Observer, Philadelphia Inquirer, Chicago... Read More »