Upcoming Events

Thursday, February 23, 2017 - 6:00pm
Freeman Center for Jewish Life
The event brings together significant themes of Eastern European Jewish history. "The Personal and the Political: Jews in Poland after the Holocaust" will feature papers by Karen Auerbach, assistant professor and the Stuart E. Eizenstat Fellow in History at UNC-Chapel Hill and Batya Knebel, alumna... Read More »
Thursday, February 23, 2017 - 6:00pm
Lilly Library
Area studies is often simplistically depicted as little more than a Cold War form of knowledge, but its emergence as a component of the postwar American academic scene was in fact propelled and shaped by visions, exigencies and contingencies that were not initially or exclusively about the needs of... Read More »
Friday, February 24, 2017 - 12:00pm
Rubenstein Library Holsti-Anderson Family Assembly Room 153
This panel will use Zachary Lockman's influential book, Contending Visions of the Middle East: The History and Politics of Orientalism (Cambridge, 2004), as a jumping off point to discuss the ways in which Westerners have examined and depicted Islam and the Middle East. The discussion will also... Read More »
Sunday, February 26, 2017 - 3:00pm
John Hope Franklin Center Room 240 -- Ahmadieh Family Conference Hall
The North Carolina Jewish Studies Seminar presents a seminar with Professor Maya Barzilai . The human breath and the Hebrew language are both central components of Paul Celan's poetic thought, but what is the relationship between the two? My essay answers this question by focusing on Celan's... Read More »
Monday, February 27, 2017 - 12:00pm
Old Chemistry 011
Maya Barzilai explores how the infamous Golem became a cross-cultural and evolving metaphor of war and its destructiveness in this lunch seminar at the Forum for Scholars and Publics.Maya Barzilai is assistant professor of Hebrew literature and Jewish culture at the University of Michigan, Ann... Read More »
Monday, February 27, 2017 - 7:00pm
Bryan Center Griffith Film Theater
Film Screening: Inglorious Basterds (2009) 2 hours 33 minutes. In German-occupied France, young Jewish refugee Shosanna Dreyfus witnesses the slaughter of her family by Colonel Hans Landa. Narrowly escaping with her life, she plots her revenge several years later when German war hero Fredrick... Read More »
Monday, February 27, 2017 - 7:00pm
Bryan Center Griffith Film Theater
Film Screening: "Inglourious Basterds" (Quentin Tarantino, 2009, 153 min, USA/Germany, in English, Color, DCP) / "Inglourious Basterds" begins in German-occupied France, where Shosanna Dreyfus witnesses the execution of her family at the hand of Nazi Colonel Hans Landa. Shosanna narrowly escapes... Read More »
Friday, March 3, 2017 - 2:00pm
East Duke Parlors
The Black Outdoors Humanities Futures Working GrouppresentsAshon Crawley"The Lonely Letters (Or, Breath, Blackness, and Being)"andMercy Romero"Toward Camden"Sponsored by: the Humanities Futures initiative @ the Franklin Humanities Institute; African & African American Studies (AAAS); Division... Read More »
Friday, March 3, 2017 - 2:00pm
East Duke Parlors
The Black Outdoors Humanities Futures Working GrouppresentsAshon Crawley"The Lonely Letters (Or, Breath, Blackness, and Being)"andMercy Romero"Toward Camden"Sponsored by: the Humanities Futures initiative @ the Franklin Humanities Institute; African & African American Studies (AAAS); Division... Read More »
Monday, March 6, 2017 - 6:00pm
Freeman Center for Jewish Life
Danielle Bailly is the author of "The Hidden Children of France, 1940-1945: Stories of Survival" (2010). The history of France's "hidden children" and of the French citizens who saved six out of seven Jewish children and three-fourths of the Jewish adult population from deportation during the Nazi... Read More »

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