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The Nazi Holocaust & the Exile of Yiddish

December 13, 2018

Our annual Holocaust Remembrance Day event with Barry Trachtenberg of Wake Forest University. January 28, 5:30pm, Hyde Hall The Holocaust and the new post-war order brought about a near-total end to the Yiddish culture that had sustained Eastern European Jewry … Read more

Hasidism: A New History

December 13, 2018

January 22, 2019, 5:30pm, Dey Hall Academic lecture with David Biale of UC Davis. This lecture will present the major findings by a team of scholars about the history of Hasidism, from its origins in the mid-eighteenth century to the … Read more

Spring 2019 Course Offerings

December 4, 2018

We’re still finishing up the fall semester but it’s also time to finish planning for spring semester. You still have time to add a Jewish Studies course, such as Introduction to Jewish Studies, to your spring schedule. Visit our web … Read more

Starting Sunday: Wandering Objects

November 9, 2018

We’re excited to host so many community members at the upcoming Wandering Objects conference, co-hosted by the NC Museum of Art. The conference is sold out, but we’ll have video of the talks to share for those who cannot attend. … Read more

Video of Jonathan Weisman Event

November 6, 2018

If you missed our Oct 29 Margolis Lecture with NY Times reporter Jonathan Weisman, video of the talk is now available to view on our Vimeo site. This event was a conversation between author Jonathan Weisman and Ryan Thornburg, UNC … Read more

Campus Gathering

November 2, 2018

On November 1, the UNC community gathered at the Pit to stand in solidarity for those who lost their lives in the synagogue shooting on Saturday, October 27th, 2018. The event’s guest speakers discussed the tragedy to mourn the loss … Read more

Jonathan Weisman Event

October 30, 2018

Thank you for joining us last night for the conversation with author/reporter Jonathan Weisman. We filled the 400-seat auditorium and even had a few people in an overflow room. Special thanks to our co-sponsor Duke Center for Jewish Studies. Also, … Read more

Antisemitism and the Jewish Experience in the South

October 26, 2018

Antisemitism and the Jewish Experience in the South Please join us for our next community event on Monday [Oct 29, 7p, UNC Friday Center] with NY Times reporter Jonathan Weisman. You won’t want to miss it! Event and driving/parking: Details … Read more

Community Events

October 11, 2018

Fantastic lecture Monday night with Sidnie White Crawford… we had well over 100 students attend… with their laptops! Our next community event is Oct 29 with NY Times reporter Jonathan Weisman. We hope you can join us.  

Assistant Professor in German-Jewish Studies [now closed]

October 5, 2018

  Update March 1, 2019: This search is closed. The Department of Germanic and Slavic Languages and Literatures at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill ( invites applications for a full time, tenure track position: Assistant Professor in … Read more