Past Events

Sunday, October 14, 2018 - 4:00pm
Rubenstein Library Breedlove Room 349
The Jewish Studies Seminar welcomes Benjamin Braude for a paper entitled "Sanhedrin on the Sistine Ceiling: Challenging the Conventions of Western Civilization."Professor Braude (Boston College) teaches courses on the Middle East and on European-Middle Eastern relations. In addition to those... Read More »
Sunday, October 7, 2018 - 3:00pm
There is a widespread belief that from the medieval period onward, the great majority of Jews belonged to one of two ethnic sub-groups - the Sephardim and the Ashkenazim - that developed in parallel fashion and are thus somehow comparable. But the structures of these two diasporas are profoundly... Read More »
Wednesday, October 3, 2018 - 6:00pm
Westbrook 0012
Over the past three decades, the American Jewish community has invested hundreds of millions of dollars in Jewish identity initiatives such as Birthright, Hillel and Jewish service learning trips, for college students and 20-somethings. These projects leverage donor dollars to stave off... Read More »
Friday, August 31, 2018 (All day)
Chapel Hill, NC
We are pleased to co-sponsor the following event:The year 1968 was a momentous one in many spots on the globe, perhaps no more so than in Poland and Czechoslovakia. With a few exceptions, however, 1968 and its aftermath in these two countries largely have been studied in isolation from each other.... Read More »
Sunday, April 29, 2018 - 3:00pm
Co-sponsored by the Carolina Center for Jewish Studies, TJSS, and Duke Jewish Studies. This seminar is for faculty and graduate students. No reservations are required. It is being held at UNC Chapel Hill in Hyde Hall, incubator room (2nd floor).Yaacov Deutsch is the head of the History Department... Read More »
Thursday, April 19, 2018 - 6:00pm
Freeman Center for Jewish Life
Join Jewish Life at Duke, Duke Center for Jewish Studies, Duke Athletics, and Duke Friends of Israel as we welcome David Blu to the Freeman Center in celebration of the 70th Anniversary of the creation of the State of Israel. Join us for a FREE "al ha-esh" (Israeli BBQ) style dinner in honor of Yom... Read More »
Wednesday, April 11, 2018 - 6:00pm
Gross Hall, Ahmadieh Family Auditorium, Room 107
In honor of Yom HaShoah, The Duke Center for Jewish Studies in connection with the Coalition for Preserving Memory is proud to welcome Ernie Gross and Don Greenbaum. Ernie Gross survived the horror of Dachau, while Don Greenbaum helped to liberate the Camp as part of Patton's Third Army. Please... Read More »
Monday, April 9, 2018 - 7:00pm
Rubenstein Library Holsti-Anderson Family Assembly Room 153
After our 24-Hour Name Reading Ceremony, we will be bringing in a panel of guests to discuss the importance of remembering and recognizing the victims of genocide. Present will include a Rwandan Genocide survivor, Armenian Genocide descendant, Holocaust descendant, Righteous (Among the Nations)... Read More »
Sunday, April 8, 2018 - 3:00pm
Carr 229
Giacomo Todeschini, Professor of History at Università di Trieste, is a renowned historian of medieval and early modern economic thought. His research concerns the history of medieval economic theories and linguistic constructs, the Christian doctrine of infamy and exclusion from citizenship and... Read More »
Tuesday, March 27, 2018 - 6:00pm
Gray 200
Francis Watson, is an English theologian and New Testament scholar. He commenced his career at King's College London before being appointed to the Kirby Laing Chair of New Testament Exegesis at the University of Aberdeen in 1999. In 2007 he took up his current position as Professor in the... Read More »