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February 2016

Community Lecture: How Tevye Learned to Fiddle

February 1, 2016 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Co-hosted with Duke Jewish Studies. ANITA NORICH, the Tikva Frymer-Kensky Collegiate Professor of English and Judaic Studies at the University of Michigan and author of several books on Yiddish literature and translation, will compare four film versions (in Yiddish, English, Hebrew, and Russian) of Fiddler on the Roof and the Sholem Aleichem novel on which the film is loosely based. The Morris, Ida and Alan Heilig Lectureship in Jewish Studies

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Community Lecture: Excavations in the Ancient Synagogue of Huqoq in Israel’s Galilee

February 15, 2016 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

JODI MAGNESS, a Kenan Distinguished Professor at UNC, has been directing excavations in the ancient village of Huqoq in Israel’s Galilee since 2011. The excavations have brought to light the remains of a monumental Late Roman (fifth century) synagogue building paved with stunning and unique mosaics, including depictions of the biblical hero Samson. In this slide-illustrated lecture, Professor Magness will share these exciting finds, including the discoveries made in the summer 2015 season.   Eli N. Evans Distinguished Lecture in Jewish Studies II…

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March 2016

Community Lecture: Family Papers: A Sephardi Journey Through the 20th Century

March 7, 2016 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

SARAH STEIN, professor of history and Maurice Amado Chair in Sephardic Studies at UCLA, will explore why a family saves its paper and how the instinct for preservation defies wars, fire, genocide, migration and family feuds. While this lecture tells the history of a single family, it is also a reflection on how one family archive came to be built and preserved, and how it knit together a family even as the historic Sephardi heartland of southeastern Europe was unraveling.…

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April 2016

Uhlman Family Seminar: Facing Antisemitism through the Ages

April 9, 2016 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Facing Antisemitism through the Ages The day prior to the Reconsidering Antisemitism conference, the Center and the UNC Program for the Humanities will hold the annual Uhlman Family Seminar for the general public and K-12 educators. This seminar will feature speakers from the antisemitism conference. This seminar will require a separate registration. Details will be provided in early 2016.

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Reconsidering Antisemitism Conference

April 10, 2016 - April 12, 2016

April 10-12, 2016 The Center is planning a conference on Antisemitism for spring semester, which will be open to the general public. This three-day conference—featuring academic panel discussions, two keynote lectures, and student research—will delve into the history of antisemitism and explore the topic from a scholarly viewpoint. We anticipate hosting more than 15 renowned, international  scholars who will lead the discussions. We will post additional information later in the semester. Pre-registration for portions of this conference will be required;…

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