Past Events

Friday, March 4, 2016 - 4:15pm
The Department of Classical Studies, the Center for Late Ancient Studies, the Graduate Program in Religion, and the Divinity School at Duke University are pleased to present "Cultural Self-Definition on the Road to India: the Acts of Thomas and the Life of Apollonius" by Dr. Kendra Eshleman... Read More »
Thursday, March 3, 2016 - 5:00pm
Freeman Center for Jewish Life
Anat Hoffman comes to Duke to discuss the most recent developments on Women and the Kotel. Hofffman is an Israeli activist and serves as Executive Director of the Israel Religious Action Center, also known as IRAC, and is the director and a founding member of Neshot HaKotel, also known as... Read More »
Thursday, March 3, 2016 - 11:20am
Westbrook 0015
Artist Debra Band return to Duke for a lunchtime seminar on Illustrating the Bible. Debra Band's work in Hebrew illuminated manuscripts draws upon her love of both the manuscript arts, and Jewish tradition and learning. She holds BA Honours in History from Concordia University in Montreal and... Read More »
Wednesday, March 2, 2016 - 5:30pm
Westbrook 0013
The New Testament/ Judaic Studies Colloquium welcomes Philip Alexander, who will give a talk on "Narrative and Counternarrative: The Jewish Anti-Gospel (the Toledot Yeshu) and the Christian Gospels." Alexander is Emeritus Professor of Post-Biblical Jewish Literature at the University of... Read More »
Wednesday, February 24, 2016 - 5:00pm
Sanford Fleishman Commons
The Rudnick lecture presents Robert Satloff, executive director of The Washington Institute. In that capacity, he oversees all Institute operations and leads the organization's unparalleled team of Middle East scholars, experts and policy practitioners. He also holds the Institute's Howard P.... Read More »
Wednesday, February 17, 2016 - 11:00am
Gray 230
Aaron Gross, Professor of Theology and Religion Studies at the University of San Diego, comes to Duke to discuss his most recent book on kosher slaughter and the role of the animal in religious discussion. Professor Gross makes a powerful case for elevating the category of the animal in the... Read More »
Wednesday, February 10, 2016 - 6:00pm
Smith Warehouse - Bay 4, C105 "Garage"
"47 Years of Documentation" -- A talk/visual presentation by Israeli documentary filmmaker Ra'anan Alexandrowicz: Celebrated Israeli filmmaker Ra'anan Alexandrowicz ("The Law in These Parts") comes to do Duke to give an archival presentation, "47 years of Documentation." This event/talk is... Read More »
Wednesday, February 10, 2016 - 5:00pm
Smith Warehouse - Bay 4, C105 "Garage"
Celebrated Israeli filmmaker Ra'nanan Alexandrowicz ("The Law in These Parts") comes to do Duke to give an archival presentation, "47 years of Documentation." This event/talk is structured around a sequence of archive footage segments collected by Alexandrowicz, all shot over the last 5 decades... Read More »
Wednesday, February 10, 2016 - 11:00am
Old Chemistry 011
Israeli film director and screenwriter comes to Duke to discuss his award-winning documentary The Law in These Parts. A documentary that sheds new light on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict from an unexpected perspective, Alexandrowicz interviewed nine military judges in attempt to understand... Read More »
Wednesday, February 3, 2016 - 5:00pm
Westbrook 0012
NEWLY ADDED 2ND SCREENING (new time: 6:00PM): "The Law in These Parts" (Ra'anan Alexandrowicz & Liran Atzmor, 2012, 100 min, Israel/USA/Germany, in Hebrew w/ English subtitles, Color, DVD) / The legal frame work of Israel's occupation of the Palestinian territories reveals itself in this... Read More »

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