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.


Fall 2019 Lunch Seminars


August 27, 12:30-1:30 pm: Jacqueline Vayntrub of Yale University: “Tamar and her Botanical Image.” 

November 12, 12:15pm: Martin Sueldo, Department of Romance Studies: “Representing Judaism in Graphic Novels: The Argentine Case in the 21st Century.” 


Spring 2020 Lunch Seminars


January 22, 12:15pm: Yaron Shemer, Department of Asian Studies: “Witnessing, Steadfastness, and Agency: The National Cartoon Figures of the Israeli Srulik and the Palestinian Handhala.”

February 5, 12:15pm: Paul Jaskot, Duke University: “An Integrated History of Perpetrators and Victims in Nazi Occupied Krakow: Analog and Digital Approaches”

March 4, 12:15pm: Jodi Magness, Department of Religious Studies: Book Launch for Masada: From Jewish Revolt to Modern Myth

March 18, 12:15pm: David Lambert, Department of Religious Studies: “’Desire’ Enacted in the Wilderness: Problems in the History of the Self and Bible Translation.”


RSVP - Lunch Seminars

  • Faculty member or grad student, with home department



2018-2019 lunch seminars:

Spring 2019

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. 

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


Fall 2018

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.  

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.