Past Events

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 »
Sunday, January 19, 2020 - 4:00pm
Freeman Center for Jewish Life
Religion and State relations were never simple in Israel, yet over the last three decades they've entered a dramatic overhaul. The famous "Status Quo", agreed between Ben-Gurion and the Ultra-Orthodox in 1947, is today a dead letter, highlighting the growing gap between public opinion in Israel and... Read More »
Thursday, January 16, 2020 - 7:00pm
Rubenstein Arts Center, Film Theater
Film Screening:"Synonyms"(Nadav Lapid, 2019, 123 min, France/Israel, French & Hebrew w/ subtitles, Color, DCP)Winner of the Golden Bear for Best Film at the Berlin International Film Festival, "Synonyms" features a dynamic lead performance from newcomer Tom Mercier, whose feral intensity... Read More »
Sunday, December 8, 2019 - 4:00pm
Freeman Center for Jewish Life
The North Carolina Jewish Studies Seminar welcomes Jonathan Decter (Brandeis University) who will present on "Al-yahudiyya: The Emergence of a Comparative Framework in Medieval Jewish Thought."Jonathan Decter is the Edmond J. Safra Professor of Sephardic Studies at Brandeis University. His most... Read More »
Monday, November 18, 2019 - 6:00pm
Westbrook 0016
The Duke Center for Jewish Studies and the annual Rudnick lecture proudly welcomes David Makovsky and Ghaith Al-Omari, senior fellows at The Washington Institute. This event is free and open to the public. A reception and book signing will follow the event.David Makovsky is the Ziegler... Read More »
Friday, November 15, 2019 - 1:15pm
Classroom Building, Room 101
Come and join an informal conversation with Károly Halmos, visiting Erasmus Scholar, about modern Hungary. The experiences of radicalism, socialism, war, and revolution are shared across Europe and CentralEurope. Yet the Hungarian histories of race, class and cross-generational change are unique.... Read More »
Wednesday, November 13, 2019 - 5:00pm
Classroom Building, Room 101
How do we conceive and write modern history? What assumptions do modern historians make? Everyone knows the work of the German historian Leopold von Ranke. But there were others who at the same time were sketching out ways to conceive the new discipline of history. Join Károly Halmost (ELTE... Read More »
Wednesday, November 13, 2019 - 5:00pm
Classroom Building, Room 101
Please join us, the MicroWorlds Lab and the Department of History for an informal seminar with visiting Erasmus scholar Prof. Károly Halmos (ELTE, Budapest) on the Anti-Semitic use of Joseph the Patriarch, as well as radicalism and race. Parking is available on east campus at 5pm.Károly Halmos is... Read More »
Friday, November 8, 2019 - 3:00pm
Classroom Building, Room 101
How did the new enterprises associated with capitalism transform the economy and businesses in a nineteenth-century European city? This workshop explores this problem for the old commercial center of the Astro-Hungarian Empire in Pest, Hungary. A workshop that examines primary sources and the... Read More »
Monday, November 4, 2019 - 7:00pm
PLEASE NOTE THIS EVENT IS AT UNC-CH, FRIDAY CENTER.This lecture explores the role of Yiddish in Freud's writings and in the reception and translation of psychoanalysis. Was Yiddish, as the French psychoanalyst Max Kohn suggests, the "unconscious" of Freud's German works? Were Yiddish translations a... Read More »