Past Events

Thursday, September 26, 2019 - 6:00pm
East Duke Parlors
Hisham Aidi is Senior Lecturer in International Relations at Columbia University's School of International and Public Affairs. He is the author of Redeploying the State (Palgrave 2008) a comparative study of market reform and labor movements in Latin America; and co-editor, with Manning Marable,... Read More »
Thursday, September 19, 2019 - 5:00pm
Smith Warehouse, Ahmadieh Family Lecture Hall, Bay 4, C105
Amir Eshel is Edward Clark Crossett Professor of Humanistic Studies, Professor of German Studies and Comparative Literature and an Affiliated Faculty at The Taube Center for Jewish Studies and The Europe Center at Stanford University's Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies. He is also... Read More »
Sunday, September 15, 2019 - 4:30pm
Rubenstein Library Holsti-Anderson Family Assembly Room 153
We celebrate the conclusion of the Duke excavations at Sepphoris, "the ornament of all Galilee." Professors Eric Meyers, Carol Meyers, and Benjamin Gordon will offer remarks on the importance of the excavation project. Prof. Chad Spigel will speak about the digitization of the dig archives.... Read More »
Sunday, September 8, 2019 - 2:30pm
The North Carolina Jewish Studies Seminar welcomes Marc Michael Epstein, Professor on the Mattie M. Paschall (1899) & Norman Davis Chair in Religion and Visual Culture at Vassar College and Vassar's first Director of Jewish Studies. He is a graduate of Oberlin College, received the PhD at... Read More »
Wednesday, March 27, 2019 - 6:30pm
Classroom Building, Room 101
Erika Szívós, (Eötvös Loránd University, ELTE), Budapest.How does one use the craft of microhistory to understand the dynamics of a big city local community? Join Erika Szívós and the students of the Microhistory Seminar in a workshop discussing the sources, methods and interpretive challenges of... Read More »
Tuesday, March 26, 2019 - 6:00pm
Rubenstein Library Carpenter Conference Room 249
Erika Szívós, (Eötvös Loránd University, ELTE), Budapest.In recent decades, the revival of distinct quarters of Budapest has been intertwined with the rediscovery of the city's Jewish heritage. Jewish cultural and religious traditions, which had existed only in latent or strongly limited forms... Read More »
Monday, March 25, 2019 - 5:30pm
Bryan Center Reynolds Industries Theater
Deborah E. Lipstadt, Dorot Professor of Modern Jewish History and Holocaust Studies at Emory University, will deliver a free public lecture on the rise of antisemitism in the United States and Europe at Duke University March 25. Her talk, "Antisemitism: Here and Now" will begin at 5:30 pm in the... Read More »
Sunday, March 24, 2019 - 4:30pm
American Tobacco Campus - Power Plant: Full Frame Theater
Reception (4:30pm) and premiere screening (6:00pm) of "Home in E Major" by MFA|EDA Tamar Rachkovsky('19). More info at
Thursday, March 21, 2019 - 6:00pm
Freeman Center for Jewish Life
Join Jewish Life at Duke and the Center for Jewish Studies as we welcome Judith Ruderman for a reading from her new book, Passing Fancies. In this book, Ruderman takes on the fraught question of who passes for Jewish in American literature and culture. Ruderman retired as Vice Provost for Academic... Read More »
Monday, March 18, 2019 - 11:30am
Smith Warehouse, Ahmadieh Family Lecture Hall, Bay 4, C105
Award-winning Italian author, academic, activist,and journalist, Igiaba Scegohas produced wide-ranging work that plays a vital role in current debates on Italy's colonial past, its sexist and racist legacy, and the identity of Italians of African origins. It also raises the question of fiction's... Read More »