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April 2018

Seminar: Yaakov Deutsch

April 29, 2018 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

  Converting the New Testament?: Hebrew Translations of the New Testament in the Early Modern Period “Matthew also issued a written Gospel among the Hebrews in their own dialect”. This quotation, taken from the writings of the second century church father Irenaeus, presents an idea that was quite widespread during the first centuries of Christianity. However, there is no proof to support the existence of an early Hebrew version of one of the Gospels, and the first translationsof an entire Gospel…

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August 2018

1968 in Poland and Czechoslovakia in Comparison

August 31, 2018 - September 1, 2018

The Center is pleased to co-sponsor this conference. 1968 in Poland and Czechoslovakia in Comparison UNC-Chapel Hill, Friday, August 31 and Saturday, September 1, 2018 Institute for the Arts and Humanities The year 1968 was a momentous one in many spots on the globe, perhaps no more so than in Poland and Czechoslovakia. With a few exceptions, however, 1968 and its aftermath in these two countries largely have been studied in isolation from each other. This conference seeks to compare…

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January 2019

The Nazi Holocaust & the Exile of Yiddish: Holocaust Remembrance Day Lecture

January 28, 2019 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

Our annual Holocaust Remembrance Day event with Barry Trachtenberg of Wake Forest University.   The Holocaust and the new post-war order brought about a near-total end to the Yiddish culture that had sustained Eastern European Jewry for centuries. This talk, by Wake Forest University historian Barry Trachtenberg, examines the complicated history of Di algemeyne entsiklopedye (The General Encyclopedia, Berlin, Paris, New York: 1932-1966), which was one of the only successful efforts to bridge the pre- and post-Holocaust eras, and to link…

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