• Forging Ties, Forging Passports

    Forging Ties, Forging Passports: Migration and the Modern Sephardi Diaspora with Devi Mays, University of Michigan. March 2, 5:30p start time in Hill Hall, Moeser Auditorium. Free and open to the public. Directions/Parking. This lecture is made possible by the … Continued

  • The Beginnings of Historical Criticism

    Academic Lecture with Michael Legaspi, Penn State University. On Embedding the Bible in the Human Past: The Beginnings of Historical Criticism February 26, 2020, 5:30pm, Dey Hall, Toy Lounge [fourth floor]. Free and open to the public. Details Though varieties … Continued

  • A Democratic Imperative

    The Center’s graduate student, and current Goodman Fellow, is giving a lecture on February 21st, 4:00pm, Hamilton Hall. Free and open to the public. Daniela R.P. Weiner: A Democratic Imperative: Textbook Revision and Knowledge Production in Occupied Italy and Germany, … Continued

  • New Class: Confronting Antisemitism

      “Topics in Jewish Studies: Confronting Antisemitism” is a new, one-credit-hour course that takes a broad look at antisemitism in history, our contemporary world and on campus. The course examines the intersections between antisemitism and other forms of racism and … Continued

  • Grant Applications Due Feb. 21st

    Thanks to generous private support, the Carolina Center for Jewish Studies is able to offer grants supporting undergraduate students, graduate students and faculty. Applications are due February 21st, 5:00pm. Grants support faculty course development and research and travel, undergraduate study … Continued

  • Women, Gender and Judaism: Fall 2020 Capstone Course

    Next fall’s Capstone Course: Theme and Methodologies in Jewish Studies is Women, Gender, and Judaism with Professor Andrea Cooper. Tuesdays 3:35-6:25pm, location TBA. General Ed: CI   This course offers intensive grounding in key approaches to Jewish studies by examining … Continued

  • Madama Europa: A Jewish Soprano at the Gonzaga Court

    Join the Center’s Jeanne Fisher in concert. The performance is called “Madama Europa: A Jewish Soprano at the Gonzaga Court.”  It is about Europa di Rossi, sister of the composer, Salamone Rossi, and features music by Salamone Rossi and his … Continued

  • Swastikas on Jakob Schiff-Straße: with Max Lazar

    The Center is pleased to co-sponsor this event, organized by the NC German Studies, on Friday, February 7, 2020, 4:00pm, Hamilton Hall, Room 569. Swastikas on Jakob Schiff-Straße: The Aryanization of Jewish Street Names in Frankfurt am Main, 1933-1938 with … Continued

  • McLester Lecture

    The Center is pleased to co-sponsor the McLester Lecture at UNC, organized by the Department of Religious Studies. This event is free and open to the public: Wednesday, January 29th at 3:30pm (DeBerry Board Room, 3rd floor of the Fedex … Continued

  • Recruitment Grant Deadline is Jan. 24

    Thanks to generous private support, the Carolina Center for Jewish Studies will be offering two top-up stipends for graduate student recruitment for the 2020-2021 academic year. The Jewish Studies Top Up grant is a $7,000 stipend to enhance what departments … Continued

  • Annual Holocaust Remembrance Day Lecture

    What Might We Remember on Holocaust Remembrance Day?  A Historian’s Reflections The injunction to commemorate or to remember a historical event leaves open the question of what precisely should be remembered. In the case of the Nazi Holocaust of European Jewry, … Continued

  • Confronting Antisemitism: New Course

    REGISTER NOW JWST 390: Topics in Jewish Studies: Confronting Antisemitism One credit course, new for spring 2020, Mondays, 5:00-5:50PM This course takes a broad look at antisemitism in history, our contemporary world, and at UNC. Class sessions will feature guest … Continued

  • Spring Course: Russian-Soviet Jewish Culture

    REGISTER NOW RUSS/JWST 480H: Russian-Soviet Jewish Culture: Lofty Dreams and Stark Realities Spring 2020, Instructor: Shvabrin, TuTh 2:00 PM – 3:15 PM. Honors class, GPA requirements. This course delves into the scintillating literary, visual, musical, and cinematic culture created by … Continued

  • Grant Writing Workshop

    Professor David Lambert, department of religious studies, recently led a grant writing workshop for the Center’s Graduate Student Network. Good luck with your proposals everyone! The Graduate Student Network is comprised of graduate students working in a sub-field of Jewish … Continued

  • Giving Tuesday: Dec 3rd, 2019

    On this #GivingTuesday, please consider making a gift to the Carolina Center for Jewish Studies. Gifts to the Center’s general fund support our students, faculty research, and outreach/events. You can make your gift to the Center for Jewish Studies online, … Continued

  • Nov 20: Migration Tales of East European Jewish Peddlers in the United States

    The Center is pleased to co-sponsor: Roads Taken: Migration Tales of East European Jewish Peddlers in the United States with Hasia Diner of New York University. Nov 20, 6:30pm, Hamilton Hall, Room 569. Free and open to the public.

  • Nov 14: Animality After the Shoah

    Please join the Center’s Andrea Cooper on November 14th for this talk, titled Animality After the Shoah. It starts at 5pm in Carolina Hall, Room 220. Professor Cooper is a member of the Center’s faculty steering committee.  

  • Professor Magness Inducted into American Academy of the Arts and Sciences

    Congratulations to our Jodi Magness, inducted into the American Academy of the Arts and Sciences on October 12th. Professor Magness is on the Center’s steering committee and is the Kenan Distinguished Professor for Teaching Excellence in Early Judaism in the … Continued

  • Nov 7: Countering Hate Signature Lecture: Understanding Antisemitism as a Form of Hate with Ken Stern

    Countering Hate Signature Event: “Understanding Antisemitism as a Form of Hate” November 7 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 p Hosted by the College of Arts and Sciences and co-hosted by the Carolina Center for Jewish Studies.   Kenneth S. Stern, … Continued

  • Nov 4: The Navel of the Dream: Freud and/in Yiddish

    Our Evans Lecture for 2019-2020. Community lecture with Naomi Seidman of University of Toronto. Co-hosted with Duke Center for Jewish Studies. November 4, 2019, 7:00pm, UNC Friday Center.   “The Navel of the Dream: Freud and/in Yiddish” This lecture explores … Continued

  • Oct 28: Martin Buber: A Life of Faith and Dissent

    Our Heilig Lecture for 2019-2020 with Paul Mendes-Flohr of University of Chicago. Oct 28, 5:30pm, Dey Hall Update October 2: Please note new location for this lecture: Dey Hall, Toy Lounge Martin Buber. A Life of Faith and Dissent   … Continued

  • Oct 23: ‘The Jews as a Class’: Between Race and Religion in the Civil War South

    Our Margolis lecture for 2019-2020 Oct 23, 7:00pm, Hill Hall ‘The Jews as a Class’: Between Race and Religion in the Civil War South   One of the most infamous instances of American antisemitism is General Ulysses S. Grant’s 1862 … Continued

  • Oct 29: US-Israel Relations

    The Center is pleased to co-sponsor: US-Israel Relations: Between the White House, Congress, and the Israeli Government   29 October 2019, 5:15-6:45pm Room 1005 FedEx Global Education Center, UNC-Chapel Hill There is a growing split between Democrats and Republicans, as … Continued

  • Grad Student and Faculty Grant Opportunities

    Thanks to  generous private support, the Carolina Center for Jewish Studies is able to offer grants supporting undergraduate students, graduate students and faculty. Our next grant cycle is coming up, with an October 21, 2019 application deadline for faculty course … Continued

  • Accepting Applications: Assistant or Associate Professor in German Jewish Studies

    Job Search Learn more:UNC Human Resources Job Posting   The Department of Germanic and Slavic Languages and Literatures at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (http://gsll.unc.edu/) invites applications for a full time, tenure track position: Assistant or Associate … Continued