Past Events

Thursday, April 19, 2012 - 6:00pm
Westbrook 0014
Peter Cole, acclaimed poet and translator, will visit Duke University and speak about his work and his new book "The Poetry of Kabbalah." A book signing will follow, and books will be available for purchase courtesy of the Gothic Bookshop. Cole is the author of three books of poems, most... Read More »
Sunday, April 15, 2012 (All day)
Smith Warehouse Building
The workshop will bring together 8-10 young Israeli and American scholars who will will examine the intersection of religion, secularization and ethnicity in the formation of modern Jewish national imagination. This event is generously sponsored by Sapir College, Israel; Ben-Gurion University... Read More »
Tuesday, April 3, 2012 - 6:00pm
West Union Old Trinity Room
Duke's chapter of the Alexander Hamilton Society (AHS) presents "Israel and Iran: Countdown to War?" - a conversation with Steven David (Johns Hopkins University), moderated by Seth Cantey (Duke) on Tuesday, April 3rd, 2012 from 6:00pm-7:15pm in the Old Trinity Room in the West Union Building.... Read More »
Friday, March 30, 2012 - 10:00am
Dr. Ebrahim Moosa, Professor of Religion and Islamic Studies at Duke University, is invited by The Community Relations Council of the Durham-Chapel Hill Jewish Federation to present at the 2012 Ministers' Seminar on Islamic views of Jews and Christians. Date: Friday, March 30, 2012 Location:... Read More »
Wednesday, March 28, 2012 - 7:30pm
Ohio Wesleyan University welcomes Duke Religion Professor, and Assistant Director of the Center for Jewish Studies, Laura Lieber, to give the 2012 Merrick Lecture entitled "Tragedy Tomorrow, Comedy Tonight: Scriptural Drama and Biblical Playfulness in Antiquity." In this talk, we will examine... Read More »
Wednesday, March 28, 2012 - 6:30pm
Divinity School Alumni Commons Room
John Gager, Professor Emeritus of Religion at Princeton University, will give a lecture entitled "Turning the World Upside Down: An Ancient Jewish Life of Jesus" on Toledot Yeshu, the medieval Jewish book about Jesus of Nazareth.
Tuesday, March 27, 2012 - 12:30pm
Westbrook 0013
Brown-Bag Lunch Featuring Jewish Artist Debra Band Tuesday, March 27, 2012 - 12:30pm - 1:20pm 0013 Theology and the Arts The Duke Initiative in Theology and the Arts is co-sponsoring a brown-bag lunch featuring Jewish artist Debra Band. She will speak about... Read More »
Thursday, March 15, 2012 - 4:00pm
Biddle 102
The Duke German Department will host a lecture on Thursday, March 15 at 4:00pm in Room 102 Biddle (East Campus) by Monika Hennemann from the University of Birmingham (U.K.) entitled "Jewish Cupids and Scottish Valkyries: Once More Mendelssohn and Wagner." Professor Hennemann's talk on music... Read More »
Thursday, March 15, 2012 - 4:00pm
Perkins Library Rare Book Room
Rebecca Hauser, Holocaust Survivor, comes to Duke to speak about her memories of 1944-1945. Rebecca was 22 years old when the Nazis deported her and her family from her home town in Greece. They were taken to Auschwitz-Birkenau in 1944. Her parents perished there, and after a year's labor there,... Read More »
Thursday, February 23, 2012 - 5:00pm
Gray 200
Gary Rendsburg, Blanche and Irving Laurie Professor of Jewish History at Rutgers University, gives a seminar entitled "How the Bible Is Written." This event is graciously hosted and co-sponsored by the Hebrew Bible/Old Testament Seminar.