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September 2022

Jews, and the Transformation of American Folklore

September 19 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Free

Eli N. Evans Distinguished Lecture in Jewish Studies with Dr. Naomi Graber, University of Georgia. The Center's inaugural Alumni Lecture. Co-sponsored by the department of music and department of American studies. In-person event: September 19th, 5:30pm.   Opening remarks will honor Eli N. Evans '58, who passed away in July 2022.   Monday, September 19, 2022, 5:30pm, in-person event: Hill Hall, auditorium   Ghetto Pastoral: Street Scene, Jews, and the Transformation of American Folklore In 1947, Kurt Weill, Elmer Rice, and…

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October 2022

“bridges between east and west” with Ronny Someck

October 24 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Free

Monday, October 24, 2022, 5:30pm, in-person event: UNC Graham Memorial, Lounge.   bridges between east and west Sephardic Studies Lecture with poet Ronny Someck This lecture is made possible by the generosity of an anonymous donor through an endowed lectureship in Sephardic Judaism. In-person event will feature readings by the poet and translations in English. Co-sponsored by: UNC Department of Asian and Middle Eastern Studies, UNC Center for Middle East & Islamic Studies, North Caroline Consortium for Middle East Studies, Duke Asian…

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November 2022

Southern Jews and the Lost Cause

November 7 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

Sylvia and Irving Margolis Lecture on the Jewish Experience in the American South with David Weinfeld, Rowan University. Monday, November 7, 2022, 5:30pm, in-person event: UNC Stone Center, auditorium. Co-sponsored by: UNC Department of American Studies, UNC Center for the Study of the American South   Southern Jews and the Lost Cause: Confederate Memory and Jewish Identity   It is well-known that some Jews in the American South owned enslaved people of African descent and that at least two thousand Jewish men fought to…

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“Breathing out violence:” Fake News and other dangerous speech in Ancient Israel

November 14 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm

Emerging Scholars Lecture with Emily Branton, department of religious studies. Remote event via Zoom. Registration will be required, please check back in early November for registration link. Monday, November 14, 2022, 5:30pm, remote event: Zoom Co-sponsored by: UNC Department of Religious Studies   “Breathing out violence:” Fake News and other dangerous speech in Ancient Israel In the era of social media, we are acutely aware of how dangerous a tweet, a sound bite, or a pernicious piece of medical misinformation…

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January 2023

No Fairy Tale

January 23, 2023 @ 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm

Emerging Scholars Lecture with Joshua Shelly, Carolina-Duke German Program. Remote event via Zoom. Registration will be required. Please NOTE: early start time . Event details, including registration link, TBA in early 2023.   No Fairy Tale: German Zionism and the Politics of Literature In 1902, the father of modern Zionism, Theodor Herzl, published the German novel Altneuland (The Old-New Land). In the work, he depicted a future, model Jewish society in what was then Ottoman Palestine. Emblazoned on its title page, Herzl declared:…

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Holocaust Remembrance Day Lecture

January 30, 2023 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

Annual Holocaust Remembrance Day Kaplan-Brauer Lecture in Jewish Studies with Dr. Laura Jockusch, Brandeis. In-person lecture. Event details TBA.

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February 2023

A Galician Wedding: Yiddish Popular Culture

February 20, 2023 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

Emerging Scholars Lecture with Oskar Czendze, department of history. Remote event via Zoom. Registration will be required. Event details, including registration link, TBA in early 2023.   A Galician Wedding: Yiddish Popular Culture and Regionalism in American Jewish Immigrant Life, 1910-1938 Between 1881 and 1910 more than 200,000 Jews left the Habsburg province of Galicia, a region that is today divided between southeastern Poland and western Ukraine. No longer living in the places of their childhood, they settled in urban…

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March 2023

Heilig Event: Daniel Zamir

March 2, 2023 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Free

Daniel Zamir performance and 20th Anniversary Celebration! Morris, Ida and Alan Heilig Lecture in Jewish Studies In person event Event details, including start time, TBA. Co-sponsored by the department of music.

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