Upcoming Events

Thursday, February 23, 2017 -
3:00pm to 5:30pm
The North Korean regime is threatening the United States and South Korea! North Korea claims that it can turn the capital city of Seoul into a "sea of fire" and launch a preemptive nuclear strike on the United States. Experts say that North Korea has expanded its nuclear delivery capability so this... Read More »
Thursday, February 23, 2017 -
6:00pm to 8:00pm
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 to 7:30pm
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 »
Thursday, February 23, 2017 -
7:00pm to 8:45pm
White 107 (White Lecture Hall)
Film Screening: "On the Bride's Side" (Antonio Augugliaro, Gabriele del Grande, Khaled Soliman al Nassiry, 2014, 89 min, Italy, in Arabic and Italian w/ English Subtitles, Color, DVD) / in this award winning documentary, a Palestinian poet and an Italian journalist meet five Palestinians and... Read More »
Friday, February 24, 2017 -
10:00am to 4:30pm
East Duke Parlors
Todd Henry, UC San Diego"Diagnosing Deviance: Neuropsychiatry as Folk Science in Cold War South Korea"Michael Liu, Academia Sinica, Institute of Taiwan History "From Colonial Medicine to International Health in East Asia" Timothy Yang, Pacific University"Japanese Pharmaceuticals and the Business of... Read More »
Friday, February 24, 2017 -
12:00pm to 1:30pm
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 to 4:00pm
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 to 2:00pm
Carr 229
Book talk, Mostafa Minawi (Cornell University) "The Ottoman Scramble for Africa"Professor Minawi will explore the role that the philosophy behind 19th-century notions of international law played in maintaining and expanding an exclusively European colonial possession in Africa and Asia. Using the... Read More »
Monday, February 27, 2017 -
12:00pm to 1:00pm
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 to 9:00pm
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 »