Duke Center for Jewish Studies at 50: New Vistas

November 10, -
The Duke Center for Jewish Studies is a world-renowned interdisciplinary center of Jewish Studies research, serving as a hub for numerous researchers and students at Duke and in North Carolina in general, organizing seminars, inviting scholars, and fostering knowledge and intellectual exchange. The Center offers an undergraduate certificate in Jewish Studies, and it supports master's and doctoral candidates across Duke.

Join us as we celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Duke Center for Jewish Studies. Hear presentations from rising scholars whose work will shape Jewish Studies on the global stage in the coming decades, and enjoy curated highlights from the Duke Libraries that make such research possible. Items from Rubenstein Library will be displayed in an exhibit case and The Mary Duke Biddle Room will be open to visitors.


Opening Remarks:
Laura Lieber, Ph.D., Professor of Religious Studies, Smart Director of the Duke Center for Jewish Studies and Director of Undergraduate Studies.

Presentations: An Introduction to Global Jewish Modernism
A Humanities Unbounded Collaborative Project in German and Romance Studies at Duke University
Saskia Ziolkowski, Ph.D.
Andrew W. Mellon Assistant Professor in Romance Studies

Selective Emigration: Border Control and the Jewish Escape in Late Imperial Russia, 1881-1914
Anastasiia Strakhova, Ph.D.
Perilman Postdoctoral Fellow in Jewish Studies

"But I belong to Muslim Europe": The Historical Imaginary of Spain and the Sephardic in Hebrew Literature Since 1990
Reut Ben-yaakov, Ph.D.
Postdoctoral Associate in Israel Studies, Asian and Middle Eastern Studies

Light food and drinks at the bar will be served.

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Duke Center for Jewish Studies at 50: New Vistas


Hal Matthews