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.

Spring 2018 lunch seminar schedule:

  • January 25, 12:30-1:30pm: Jonathan Hess book launch
  • February 16, 12:00-1:00pm: Michele Audin, Writing the Stories of Mademoiselle Haas
    February 19, 12:00-1:00pm: Graduate Student Speaker Malachi Hacohen, Bass Fellow and Associate Professor of History, Political Science and Religion at Duke University
  • March 2, 12:00-1:30pm: Ella Shohat, Professor of Cultural Studies at New York University, Nation, Partition, and the Linguistic Imaginary: The Question of Judeo-Arabic
  • March 27, 12:30-1:30pm: Archaeology and Jewish settlements in seventh century Palestine with Gideon Avni, head of the Archaeological Division in the Israel Antiquities Authority and a lecturer at the Institute of Archaeology at the Hebrew University, Jerusalem.


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

Fall 2017 lunch seminar schedule:

  • October 16: Marking the Jews. Flora Cassen, JMA and Sonja van der Horst Scholar in Jewish History and Culture, and associate professor, Department of  History.
  • December 11: 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.


RSVP - Lunch Seminars

  • Faculty member or grad student, with home department