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.
Lunch seminars are held at the Center in Pettigrew Hall, first floor.

Fall 2017 lunch seminar schedule:


Monday, October 16 from 12:00-1:00
Marking the Jews
Flora Cassen, JMA and Sonja van der Horst Scholar in Jewish History and Culture, and associate professor, Department of  History, will be discussing her recently published book, Marking the Jews in Renaissance Italy: Politics, Religion and the Power of Symbols (Cambridge University Press, 2017). This is a study of discriminatory marks that the Jews were compelled to wear in 15- and 16-century Italy, which probes the roots and consequences of anti-Judaism.


Rescheduled for December 11, from 12:00-1:00
Ancient Judaism in the First-Person:  Using Digital Tools to Imagine and Embody the Past
Brad Erickson, a graduate student in the department of Religious Studies, has created three-dimensional models of several ancient synagogues in Israel. The project includes a 3D model of the synagogues and a high-detail image of each synagogue’s mosaic floor. Visit his web site to “take a walk” around these synagogues: http://bcerickson.com/synagogue-modeling-project/


If you would like to attend any of these lunch events, please complete the form below.

RSVP - Lunch Seminars

  • Faculty member or grad student, with home department