Past Events

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 »
Sunday, March 3, 2019 - 4:00pm
Rubenstein Library Breedlove Room 349
The NC Jewish Studies Seminar welcomes Martina Steer (University of Vienna) to discuss her paper "Moses Mendelssohn: A Modern Icon through the Ages."Martina Steer is a faculty member at the Vienna School of International Studies and a current Fellow at the Remarque Institute at NYU. She received... Read More »
Friday, March 1, 2019 - 9:30am
Smith Warehouse, Ahmadieh Family Lecture Hall, Bay 4, C105
Join the Franklin Humanities Institute for its new 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. A light breakfast will be served at 9am.About... Read More »
Wednesday, February 27, 2019 - 6:00pm
Social Sciences 139 LaBarre
J Street U brings to campus Combatants for Peace, a grassroots organization of Israelis and Palestinians that takes direct action to pursue mutual non-violence in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. Each member has played a direct role in the cycle of violence in this conflict. We will be joined by... Read More »
Monday, February 25, 2019 - 6:00pm
Freeman Center for Jewish Life
The Rudnick lecture at the Duke Center for Jewish Studies welcomes Susan Silverman who will give a lecture entitled: "Pharaoh was Scared Too." Rabbi Susan Silverman will turn common suppositions on their heads in her talk about asylum seekers in Israel and the US from the perspective of Jewish... Read More »