Past Events

Wednesday, October 18, 2017 - 6:00pm
Lilly Library
Why Did Matteo Ricci of the Society of Jesus lie about the Muslims of China why did he do it? This talk presents and discusses a passage in one of Matteo Ricci's earliest reports on China in which he describes the Muslims of the city of Canton. I will analyze the passage against the broader context... Read More »
Tuesday, October 3, 2017 - 4:30pm
Westbrook 0014
In this panel discussion about the publication of the second edition of The Jewish Annotated New Testament, editors Marc Brettler, Bernice and Morton Lerner Professor of Judaic Studies at Duke University and Amy-Jill Levine, E. Rhodes and Leona B. Carpenter Professor of New Testament Studies, and... Read More »
Thursday, September 28, 2017 - 11:45am
Old Chemistry 011
Who are Israeli settlers? What is the Israeli settlement project? Is settlement synonymous with occupation? Having recently returned from fieldwork in Israel/Palestine, anthropologist Joyce Dalsheim will share insights from the field. She will discuss the case of religiously motivated Jewish... Read More »
Sunday, September 17, 2017 - 6:30pm
Nasher Museum of Art
The Annual Hudi Gross Lecture presents Jacques Berlinerblau, Rabbi Harold White Chair in Jewish Civilization at Georgetown University. Berlinerblau will give a lecture entitled "The Book of Genesis is a 'Religious' Text, Right? But What if it's a 'Secular' Text as Well?"Jacques Berlinerblau holds... Read More »
Thursday, September 14, 2017 - 6:00pm
Divinity School Goodson Chapel
The Duke Center for Jewish Studies is proud to welcome Dr. Rick Hodes to campus for a discussions about Tzedakah (charity/ moral and societal obligations) in the real world.Rick Hodes is an American doctor who has lived and worked in Ethiopia for over 20 years. He is the Medical Director of... Read More »
Wednesday, September 13, 2017 - 7:00pm
Bryan Center Griffith Film Theater
Film Screening: "Zemene" (Melissa Donovan, 2014, 68 min, USA, in English, Color, DCP) / "Zemene" is a full-length documentary that follows a spirited 10-year old Ethiopian girl, Zemenework (Zemene), as she fights to keep hope alive and survive her life-threatening condition of Kyphosis, a severe... Read More »
Tuesday, August 29, 2017 - 10:00am
Gray 200
The Rudnick lecture is pleased to welcome Yossi Halevi to discuss US-Israeli policy. Halevi worked as a senior writer for the bi-weekly magazine The Jerusalem Report from its founding until 2002. Halevi wrote a column for The Jerusalem Post, and wrote regularly on Israeli issues for the op-ed page... Read More »
Sunday, April 23, 2017 - 3:00pm
John Hope Franklin Center Room 240 -- Ahmadieh Family Conference Hall
The North Carolina Jewish Studies Seminar presents Kata Gellen, Assistant Professor of Germanic Languages and Literature at Duke University. Gellen's main areas of research are German literary modernism, German-Jewish culture, Weimar cinema, and Austrian literature. Her manuscript, Kafka and Noise... Read More »
Monday, April 3, 2017 - 5:00pm
What is to be done with David Cronenberg? Although widely considered one of world cinema's most original and significant contemporary directors (and perhaps Canada's most famous), many critics have a difficult time describing just what sort of filmmaker he actually is. This talk argues that... Read More »
Thursday, March 30, 2017 - 7:00pm
Rubenstein Library Breedlove Room 349
The Coalition for Preserving Memory is honored to welcome Helga Luden to speak about her experiences as a Holocaust survivor.