Each semester, the Center hosts informal lunch seminars to discuss academic topics related to the field of Jewish Studies. The lunch seminars are for Carolina’s faculty and graduate students, and interested undergraduates. Reservations are required as lunch will be provided. Reading materials are often sent in advance of the lunch seminar.

Lunch will be provided so reservations are required. Use the form below.
Lunch seminars are held at the Center in Pettigrew Hall, first floor.


Spring 2019 Lunch Seminars


March, 6th, 12:20-1:30 pm: Kerstin von der Krone, research fellow at the German Historical Institute Washington DC, In Pursuit of Knowing: Nineteenth-Century Jewish Education and the Transformation of Jewish Knowledge. 

Lunchtime seminar with Kerstin von der Krone, on her book project, In pursuit of knowing: Nineteenth-Century Jewish Education and the Transformation of Jewish Knowledge. The project examines the entanglements between Jewish education, Jewish knowledge, and Jewish thought in nineteenth-century Central Europe. In her research, Kerstin focuses in particular on moral and religious instruction and on those educational and religious writings that served the dissemination of Jewish knowledge at home and in school.


January 22nd, 12:30-2:00 pm
Lunchtime seminar with David Biale, UC Davis. Organized by the Center’s Graduate Student Network.


Fall 2018 Lunch Seminars

October 3rd, 12:20-1:20 pm
Lunchtime seminar with Jane S. Gabin on her new book The Paris Photo:  Jews in the French Capital during the Nazi Occupation. Jane Gabin will discuss what led her to do the research, and the work she undertook to glean the details she uses in one chapter: a study of the Germans’ various decrees in Paris, newspapers records and photos, the journal of Rabbi Nadich, and her own visit to the synagogue on the Rue de la Victoire. Jane S. Gabin earned her PhD in English at UNC-Chapel Hill, where she also worked for ten years in the office of admissions. She also worked for many years as a college counselor in NYC, most recently at the UN International School, while simultaneously pursuing independent research and presenting papers at academic conferences in the US, Canada, the UK, and France. She is a member of the Victorian Society and the Alliance Francaise.


October 10, 12:20-1:20 pm 
Lunchtime seminar with Jörg Robert: A Father of a New Time: Reuchlin, the Jews, and the Reformation.
Jörg Robert is professor of early modern German literature at the University of Tübingen.


RSVP - Lunch Seminars

  • Faculty member or grad student, with home department