Upcoming Events

Monday, April 2, 2018 - 5:30pm to 7:00pm
Professor Gürsel examines formal portraits of late 19th century female patients of the Haseki Women's Hospital from Ottoman Sultan Abdülhamit's palace archive to ask how this album requires us to rethink agency in photography as well as the traditional differences between medical and political... Read More »
Tuesday, April 3, 2018 - 12:00pm to 1:30pm
Rubenstein Library Breedlove Room 349
This illustrated lecture revisits the anti-Christian uprising and international invasion that convulsed the Qing Empire as the nineteenth century ended, paying particular attention to the varied ways the events were understood in different places at the time and the diverse kinds of stories that... Read More »
Tuesday, April 3, 2018 - 6:00pm to 7:30pm
Rubenstein Library Carpenter Conference Room 249
Hamdy A. Hassan, Ph.D, is a Professor of Political Science at Cairo University. Currently, he is attached to The Institute for Islamic World Studies, Zayed University in Dubai. He is also a member of the advisory board of the Swedish Network of Peace, Conflict and Development Research. In 1999,... Read More »
Friday, April 6, 2018 - 4:30pm to 6:00pm
Rubenstein Library Carpenter Conference Room 249
Emerging from the ruins of war, Tokyo became a metropolis of 10 million people within a quarter of a century. During the period that followed, this capital of what was once a military empire experienced occupation by the United States, hosted the Olympic Games, and transformed into a booming... Read More »
Monday, April 9, 2018 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm
Rubenstein Library Holsti-Anderson Family Assembly Room 153
After our 24-Hour Name Reading Ceremony, we will be bringing in a panel of guests to discuss the importance of remembering and recognizing the victims of genocide. Present will include a Rwandan Genocide survivor, Armenian Genocide descendant, Holocaust descendant, Righteous (Among the Nations)... Read More »
Wednesday, April 11, 2018 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm
Gross Hall, Ahmadieh Family Auditorium, Room 107
In honor of Yom HaShoah, The Duke Center for Jewish Studies in connection with the Coalition for Preserving Memory is proud to welcome Ernie Gross and Don Greenbaum. Ernie Gross survived the horror of Dachau, while Don Greenbaum helped to liberate the Camp as part of Patton's Third Army. Please... Read More »
Monday, April 16, 2018 - 4:00pm to 5:30pm
Rubenstein Library Breedlove Room 349
Despite ongoing censorship and repression, public opinion and debate in China has become increasingly common and consequential. How did this happen? Professor Ya-Wen Lei, drawing on her new book, "The Contentious Public Sphere," will discuss how the Chinese state mobilized law, the media, and the... Read More »
Tuesday, April 17, 2018 - 6:00pm to 7:30pm
Perkins Library 217
Join DISC in welcoming Dr. Carl Ernst to campus as he speaks on his latest work, Hallaj: Poems of a Sufi Martyr in Perkins Library, room 217. "Hallaj is the first authoritative translation of the Arabic poetry of Husayn ibn Mansur al-Hallaj, an early Sufi mystic. Despite his execution in Baghdad... Read More »
Friday, April 20, 2018 - 4:00pm to 5:30pm
Rubenstein Library Carpenter Conference Room 249
The Triangle Japan Forum presents this talk exploring the origins and development of macrobiotics, a Japanese dietary regimen and theory of nutritional health that found groups of enthusiastic adherents around the world in the 1950s and 1960s. First under the name of shokuyô ("food cure"),... Read More »