Past Events

Monday, March 30, 2020 - 6:30pm
Freeman Center for Jewish Life
Dr. Erhard Busek has served as Vice-Chancellor of the Republic of Austria, Minister for Science and Research, Minister for Education, Special Representative of the Austrian Government for the Enlargement of the European Union and Special Coordinator of the Stability Pact for Southeastern Europe.... Read More »
Tuesday, March 24, 2020 - 6:00pm
Washington Duke Inn
The Rudnick Lecture at the Duke Center for Jewish Studies welcomes Bari Weiss (NY Times) to discuss her book "How to Fight Antisemitism." Please RSVP for this event at the following:https://duke.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_eY9CN4UlDr4aNyl For most Americans, the massacre at Tree of Life, the... Read More »
Monday, March 23, 2020 - 6:00pm
East Duke 204B
The Second Warren Memorial lecture welcomes Andrew Sloin to discuss "The Comintern, Antifascism, and the Global Jewish Question, 1917-1937." Andrew Sloin is an Associate Professor of History at Baruch College, City University of New York (CUNY). His research focuses on economy, politics, and... Read More »
Friday, February 28, 2020 - 9:30am
Smith Warehouse, Ahmadieh Family Lecture Hall, Bay 4, C105
Join the Franklin Humanities Institute for its Friday morning series, tgiFHI! tgiFHI gives Duke faculty in the humanities, interpretative social sciences and arts the opportunity to present on their current research to interlocutors in their fields. Breakfast is served at 9am.By the 1920s, Poland's... Read More »
Wednesday, February 19, 2020 - 5:00pm
Smith Warehouse, Ahmadieh Family Lecture Hall, Bay 4, C105
Please join the Franklin Humanities Institute for a reading and discussion of An Afterlife, a novel by Frances Bartkowski. This event is part of our World Arts series. A reception and book signing follows; books will be available to buy on site. Free and open to the public.In an Afterlife, young... Read More »
Thursday, February 13, 2020 - 6:00pm
Freeman Center for Jewish Life
A famous Biblical passage describes a circular object that's 10 cubits in diameter and 30 cubits in circumference. This suggests 3 as a value for pi... or does it? We'll look at how the Talmud and various commentators throughout the centuries have wrestled with that passage and its implications for... Read More »
Thursday, February 13, 2020 - 6:00pm
Freeman Center for Jewish Life
A famous Biblical passage describes a circular object that is 10 cubits in diameter and 30 cubits in circumference. This suggests 3 as a value for pi... or does it? We'll look at how the Talmud and various commentators throughout the centuries have wrestled with that passage and its implications... Read More »
Monday, February 10, 2020 - 6:30pm
Classroom Building, Room 101
Newly discovered material from the High Court of the Holy Roman Empire provides a point of departure for understanding the overlap of Jewish and Christian societies in Medieval and early modern history. It also highlights the variety of Jewish experiences in early modern daily life. We will use... Read More »
Saturday, February 8, 2020 - 1:00pm
Rubenstein Arts Center, Film Theater
Join Duke's Coalition for Preserving Memory (CPM) to view three important films dedicated to remembering and raising awareness about mass atrocities and human rights crimes: "Leaving Memel," "Violins of Hope," and "The Armenian Genocide" (originally aired on PBS). We will have two guest speakers... Read More »
Monday, January 27, 2020 - 6:00pm
Rubenstein Library Holsti-Anderson Family Assembly Room 153
Mikhal Dekel (City College of New York) comes to Duke to give the Holocaust Remembrance Day lecture on her new book, "Tehran Children: A Holocaust Refugee Odyssey." A book signing and reception will follow.Dekel was born in Haifa, Israel, to a Holocaust refugee father and an Israeli-born mother.... Read More »

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