Past Events

Tuesday, September 13, 2016 - 7:00pm
Page Auditorium
Presented by the Untitled Identity Project, Hollywood@Duke is a panel discussion focused on the role identity plays in the media today. Our guests include some of the top talent in Hollywood both in front of and behind the scenes: Mark Feuerstein, Greg Silverman, Doug Robinson, Hannah Friedman,... Read More »
Sunday, August 28, 2016 - 3:00pm
John Hope Franklin Center Room 240 -- Ahmadieh Family Conference Hall
For the last two hundred years, scholars of medieval Jewish biblical interpretation have tried to cast Rashi as a practitioner ofpeshat exegesis: a more rationalist andcontext-sensitive hermeneutic, as opposed to the more fanciful primarily midrashic modes of interpretation of the first millennium... Read More »
Sunday, April 24, 2016 - 3:00pm
Rubenstein Library Carpenter Conference Room 249
The Triangle Medieval Studies Seminar Presents a conversation with Dr. Felicitas Heimann-Jelinek, Viennese freelance curator and museum consultant about her recent exhibit in Ulm. The exhibit addresses the conflict between faith communities in Southern Germany during the Middle Ages. A joint... Read More »
Tuesday, April 19, 2016 - 7:00pm
Rubenstein Library Holsti-Anderson Family Assembly Room 153
Film Screening: "From Swastika to Jim Crow" (Lori Cheatle, Martin D. Toub, 2000, 60 min, USA, in English, B&W, DVD) / "From Swastika to Jim Crow" is a fascinating and moving one-hour documentary that tells the previously untold story of the many German Jewish professors who, expelled from... Read More »
Tuesday, April 19, 2016 - 7:00pm
Rubenstein Library Holsti-Anderson Family Assembly Room 153
Jewish scholars who escaped Nazi Germany and immigrated to the U.S. were confronted with anti-Semitism at major universities and distrust of foreigners. Many secured jobs at historically African American colleges in the South, where they formed lasting relationships with their students and... Read More »
Monday, April 18, 2016 - 12:00pm
Gray 229 (York Reading Room)
Duke welcomes back Michael Marmur, Jack, Joshua and Morton Mandel Provost at Hebrew Union College - Jewish Institute of Religion; and Arnold Eisen, Chancellor of the Jewish Theological Seminary, in a compelling symposium on the legacy of Rabbi Abraham Joshua Heschel, whose archives recently... Read More »
Wednesday, April 13, 2016 - 12:00pm
John Hope Franklin Center Room 240 -- Ahmadieh Family Conference Hall
Alon Confino grew up in Jerusalem and was educated at Tel Aviv University and UC Berkeley. As a historian he has written on how modern people imagine the world with a particular attention to the topics of memory, culture, and nationhood. He is especially interested in crafting different... Read More »
Tuesday, April 12, 2016 - 5:30pm
College students today live in a society highly influenced by what they watch, listen to, read and stream. Join us in a conversation about the role of the media within our larger debates of identity on our college campuses and in our country. "Untitled Identity in the Media" is an annual... Read More »
Friday, April 8, 2016 - 2:00pm
Languages 207
Lucy Aharish, Israeli Arab journalist, invites you to an honest and open dialogue about daily life in Israeli society. Lucy's lecture is built upon her experience as a journalist for i24 News and Channel 2 News in Israel. As an Arab Israeli, Lucy stands, both personally and professionally, at... Read More »
Thursday, April 7, 2016 - 7:00pm
White 107 (White Lecture Hall)
Film Screening: "Kisses to the Children" (Vassilis Loules, 2012, 115 min, Greece, in Greek w/ English subtitles, Color/B&W, DVD) / Five Greek-Jewish children who were saved by Christian families during the German Occupation, five "Hidden Children" who lived in total silence, tell their... Read More »