Past Events

Tuesday, November 7, 2017 - 5:30pm
The Center for Late Ancient Studies and the Duke Center for Jewish Studies welcome Steven Fine for a lecture on late ancient students and Judaism. Steven Fine is the Dean Pinkhos Churgin Professor of Jewish History and founding Director of the Yeshiva University Center for Israel Studies. A... Read More »
Wednesday, November 1, 2017 - 6:30pm
Social Sciences 119
Shadi Shiha and Eve Tendler, Palestinian and Israeli alums, respectively, of the Arava Institute for Environemntal Studies in southern Israel near the Jordan border, will join us at Duke to discuss the relationship between environmental solutions and conflict zones. Through personal experience,... Read More »
Thursday, October 26, 2017 - 7:00pm
White 107 (White Lecture Hall)
When the International Court of Justice elevated the Israeli-Palestine conflict to a new level of visibility in 2004, many saw it as turning point in the history both of Palestine and of International Law. But will history turn? BROKEN is a filmmaker's journey across three continents, attempting to... Read More »
Monday, October 23, 2017 - 6:30pm
Gray 200
The New Testament/ Judaic Studies Seminar is please to welcome Daniel Boyarin to Duke. Boyarin is the current holder of the Hermann P. and Sophia Taubman Professorship of Talmudic Culture in the Departments of Near Eastern Studies and Rhetoric at University of California at Berkeley, He is an... Read More »
Thursday, October 19, 2017 - 12:00pm
Smith Warehouse - Bay 4, C105 - Ahmadieh Family Lecture Hall
This talk revisits the story of David Ha-Reuveni, an impostor that showed in early 16th century Rome with grandiose plans to defeat Islam, and the Ottoman Empire for the small fee of a large navy and Palestine for the Jews. Against a line of interpretation that situated David within the contours of... Read More »
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 »