Past Events

Sunday, October 11, 2015 - 3:00pm
John Hope Franklin Center 240
North Carolina Jewish Studies Seminar (formerly the Duke-UNC Jewish Studies Seminar), welcomes Shaye Cohen, Littauer Professor of Hebrew Literature and Philosophy at Harvard University. Professor Cohen will give a thorough review of the "Parting of the Ways" theory between Jews and Christians... Read More »
Tuesday, October 6, 2015 - 6:30pm
Smith Warehouse Building
Mahdi Sabbagh, M.Arch of Pei, Cobb, Freed & Partners presents a lecture entitled "The Architecture of the Sheikh Jarrah Neighborhood" on Tuesday, October 6 from 6:30pm-9:00pm in Smith Warehouse Room A290 Bay 9.
Tuesday, September 8, 2015 - 5:00pm
Smith Warehouse - Bay 4, C105 "Garage"
The Duke Center for Jewish Studies and the Duke Law School are proud to present a discussion by Professor Neil Siegel on the constitutional debate over state prohibitions on same-sex marriage. He will suggest that the debate is, at bottom, one about the authority of tradition - not whether... Read More »
Wednesday, September 2, 2015 - 7:00pm
Bryan Center Griffith Film Theater
Film Screening: "Write Down, I Am an Arab" (Ibtisam Mara'Ana Menuhin, 2014, 73 min, Palestine/Israel, in Arabic w/ English subtitles, Color, DVD). / "Write Down, I am an Arab" tells the story of Mahmoud Darwish, the Palestinian national poet and one of the most influential writers of the Arab... Read More »
Wednesday, April 8, 2015 - 11:00am
LOCATION: WAKE FOREST UNIVERSITY, TRIBBLE HALL, DETAMBLE AUDITORIUM Europe confronts nowadays the imperative of accommodating minorities ambivalent about integration into the "national culture." The Roma provide a unique opportunity to understand Europe's dilemmas. More than two decades after... Read More »
Monday, March 30, 2015 - 5:30pm
John Hope Franklin Center 240
Eitan Bar-Yosef (Ben Gurion University) discusses his work on "Africa in Israeli Culture: Fantasies and Encounters." Eitan Bar-Yosef is a literary scholar and cultural historian specializing in Victorian studies and postcolonialism. His work has focused on British Imperial culture with an... Read More »
Sunday, March 29, 2015 - 3:00pm
John Hope Franklin Center 240
Professor Eitan Bar-Yosef will lead a discussion on "The Nostalgic Return to Mandatory Palestine in Israeli Literature and Culture." Professor Bar-Yosef, from Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, is a literary scholar and cultural historian specializing in Victorian Studies and in... Read More »
Monday, March 23, 2015 - 5:30pm
Sanford 223, Rhodes Conference Room
Amira Hass comes to Duke as part of the Israel/Palestine Speaker Series and gives a talk entitled: "The Palestinian Reservations and the space of Jewish-Israeli dissidence." A reception will precede the event at 5:00PM and a book signing will follow the event. Amira Hass is the Haaretz... Read More »
Thursday, March 19, 2015 - 9:15am
John Hope Franklin Center 240
The project, "Reasonable Accmommodations?": Minorities in Globalized Nation States, is a series of four workshops that will take place during the 2014-2015 academic year and will explore religious diversity and minority religious freedoms in different regions of the world.
Wednesday, March 18, 2015 - 6:30pm
Chapel Hill N.C.
David Fisher screens his film "Six Million and One" at UNC in the Nelson Mandela Auditorium. This 2011 Israeli documentary film, is the third and final film in the family trilogy created by Fisher after Love Inventory (2000) and Mostar Round-Trip (2011). David Fisher (director/producer/lecturer... Read More »