Upcoming Events

Friday, February 24, 2017 - 8:45am
Carpenter Conference Room 249 - Rubenstein Library
The conference considers how religion manifests within and from the margins in multiple contexts: embodied, geographical, philosophical, sociological, and psychological. The 18 MA students will present their works that engage the following research questions and issues: • How the religious majority... Read More »
Friday, February 24, 2017 - 10:00am
East Duke Parlors
Todd Henry, UC San Diego"Diagnosing Deviance: Neuropsychiatry as Folk Science in Cold War South Korea"Michael Liu, Academia Sinica, Institute of Taiwan History "From Colonial Medicine to International Health in East Asia" Timothy Yang, Pacific University"Japanese Pharmaceuticals and the Business of... Read More »
Friday, February 24, 2017 - 12:00pm
Rubenstein Library Holsti-Anderson Family Assembly Room 153
This panel will use Zachary Lockman's influential book, Contending Visions of the Middle East: The History and Politics of Orientalism (Cambridge, 2004), as a jumping off point to discuss the ways in which Westerners have examined and depicted Islam and the Middle East. The discussion will also... Read More »
Sunday, February 26, 2017 - 3:00pm
John Hope Franklin Center Room 240 -- Ahmadieh Family Conference Hall
The North Carolina Jewish Studies Seminar presents a seminar with Professor Maya Barzilai . The human breath and the Hebrew language are both central components of Paul Celan's poetic thought, but what is the relationship between the two? My essay answers this question by focusing on Celan's... Read More »
Monday, February 27, 2017 - 12:00pm
Old Chemistry 011
Maya Barzilai explores how the infamous Golem became a cross-cultural and evolving metaphor of war and its destructiveness in this lunch seminar at the Forum for Scholars and Publics.Maya Barzilai is assistant professor of Hebrew literature and Jewish culture at the University of Michigan, Ann... Read More »
Monday, February 27, 2017 - 7:00pm
Bryan Center Griffith Film Theater
Film Screening: "Inglourious Basterds" (Quentin Tarantino, 2009, 153 min, USA/Germany, in English, Color, DCP) / "Inglourious Basterds" begins in German-occupied France, where Shosanna Dreyfus witnesses the execution of her family at the hand of Nazi Colonel Hans Landa. Shosanna narrowly escapes... Read More »
Monday, February 27, 2017 - 7:00pm
Bryan Center Griffith Film Theater
Film Screening: Inglorious Basterds (2009) 2 hours 33 minutes. In German-occupied France, young Jewish refugee Shosanna Dreyfus witnesses the slaughter of her family by Colonel Hans Landa. Narrowly escaping with her life, she plots her revenge several years later when German war hero Fredrick... Read More »
Thursday, March 2, 2017 - 4:15pm
    Steven Heine is professor and founding director of Asian Studies at Florida International University. An authority on East Asian religion and culture, Heine has published thirty books dealing with Chan/Zen Buddhism in China and Japan and related topics. His most recent work is Chan Rhetoric of... Read More »
Thursday, March 2, 2017 - 5:00pm
John Hope Franklin Center Room 240 -- Ahmadieh Family Conference Hall
Samy Youssef award winning Arabic Musician, composer and singer (best Arabic Song in America by ANA 1998 with Moroccan female singer Malika). Samy's style is sixties, Franko-Arab, European, American and Mediterranean oldies. Samy sings in English, French, Spanish, Italian, and Arabic. He also plays... Read More »
Friday, March 3, 2017 - 2:00pm
East Duke Parlors
The Black Outdoors Humanities Futures Working GrouppresentsAshon Crawley"The Lonely Letters (Or, Breath, Blackness, and Being)"andMercy Romero"Toward Camden"Sponsored by: the Humanities Futures initiative @ the Franklin Humanities Institute; African & African American Studies (AAAS); Division... Read More »