Upcoming Events

Friday, September 28, 2018 - 9:00am
Bay 4 Smith Warehouse
Joseph Winters says, "In this paper, I contribute to discussions around the intersection of religion, race, and coloniality. I show how a particular conception of the sacred, exemplified in the work of Mircea Eliade, underwrites colonial imaginaries and projects of settlement.l While Eliade alludes... 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 »
Sunday, October 14, 2018 - 3:00pm
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 21, 2018 - 4:00pm
Duke Chapel
The Psalms portray life on a human scale. Written nearly 3,000 years ago, the universal themes of loss, compassion, consolation, and hope are still relevant today. Jews, Christians, and Muslims have found comfort in the Psalms, and composers have found inspiration. In this program, the Evensong... Read More »
Thursday, November 1, 2018 (All day)
Rubenstein Library Holsti-Anderson Family Assembly Room 153
The Kenan Institute and the Duke Library will hold a two-day symposium on 1-2 November 2018 entitled "Arabic Medicine Conquers Latin Europe, 1050-1300: Methods and Motives," showing how the accomplished Arabic medical writings of the medieval Middle East and Spain were discovered, translated, and... Read More »
Monday, November 5, 2018 - 6:00pm
Shari Rabin (College of Charleston), comes to Duke to discuss "How Frontier Jews Made American Judaism." Shari Rabin is the Assistant Professor of Jewish Studies, Director of the Pearlstine/Lipov Center for Southern Jewish Culture at the College of Charleston. Shari Rabin joined the Yaschik/Arnold... Read More »
Sunday, November 11, 2018 - 3:00pm
John Hope Franklin Center, Ahmadieh Family Conference Hall, Room 240
The Jewish Studies Seminar is proud to welcome Sara Lipton (Stonybrook University). Lipton's work focuses on religious identity and experience, Jewish-Christian relations, and art and culture in the high and later Middle Ages (11th-15th centuries). She is interested in the relationship between... Read More »
Sunday, November 18, 2018 - 3:00pm
John Hope Franklin Center, Ahmadieh Family Conference Hall, Room 240
Professor Krutikov (U Michigan) is currently working on a study of the Soviet Yiddish author Der Nister, A Witness to the People: Der Nister and Soviet Yiddish Literature under Stalin, 1929-1949. His other research projects explore literary representations of the urban spaces of Kiev, Vilnius, and... Read More »
Sunday, January 13, 2019 - 4:00pm
Rubenstein Library Breedlove Room 349
The NC Jewish Studies Seminar welcomes Yair Mintzker (Princeton U.) Yair Mintzker studies the history of early modern and modern Germany, with particular interest in the Sattelzeit (1750-1850). Professor Mintzker is the author of The Defortification of the German City, 1689-1866 (New York:... Read More »
Sunday, March 3, 2019 - 4:00pm
Rubenstein Library Breedlove Room 349
The NC Jewish Studies Seminar welcomes Martina Steer (University of Vienna) to discuss her paper "Moses Mendelssohn: A Modern Icon through the Ages." Martina Steer is a faculty member at the Vienna School of International Studies and a current Fellow at the Remarque Institute at NYU. She received... Read More »