Upcoming Events

Wednesday, September 26, 2018 - 12:00pm
John Hope Franklin Center, Ahmadieh Family Conference Hall, Room 240
Dr. Omid Safi will highlight his new book, Radical Love: Teachings from the Islamic Mystical Tradition (Yale University Press, 2018). The collection brings together sayings from the Qur'an, Hadith and Hadith Qudsi, the poetry of Rumi, Sa'di, Hafez, and stories from 'Attar, Abu Sa'id-e Abi 'l-Khayr... Read More »
Thursday, September 27, 2018 - 4:00pm
The violence against the Rohingya shocked many around the world because of what they understood to be the inherently tolerant nature of Buddhism. And yet, Burmese discourse justified violence and broader anti-Muslim sentiment by appealing to the same tolerant nature of Buddhism and amplifying fears... Read More »
Friday, September 28, 2018 - 9:30am
Smith Warehouse, Ahmadieh Family Lecture Hall, Bay 4, C105
Friday, September 28, 2018 - 9:30am to 11:00am Smith Warehouse, Ahmadieh Family Lecture Hall, Bay 4, C105 [Map] Event Contact Rogers, Sarah sarah.rogers@duke.edu 919-668-2401   Speaker(s):  Joseph Winters Join the Franklin Humanities Institute for the first... Read More »
Wednesday, October 3, 2018 - 12:00pm
John Hope Franklin Center, Ahmadieh Family Conference Hall, Room 240
"Betraying the Spectacle" is a visual response to mass media constructions of the black body as one of turmoil or commodity. Fragments of everyday life will be captured through combining photography with personal narratives, creating a visual exhibit highlighting the intersections of blackness,... Read More »
Wednesday, October 3, 2018 - 3:00pm
Wednesday, October 3, 2018 - 6:00pm
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Over the past three decades, the American Jewish community has invested hundreds of millions of dollars in Jewish identity initiatives such as Birthright, Hillel and Jewish service learning trips, for college students and 20-somethings. These projects leverage donor dollars to stave off... Read More »
Thursday, October 4, 2018 - 8:00pm
Rubenstein Arts Center, von der Heyden Studio Theater
Amir ElSaffar is one of the United States' most inventive musicians. With his Two Rivers Ensemble, he plays trumpet, layering Middle Eastern melodies with jazz improvisation in search of tarab, or musical ecstasy. The son of an Iraqi immigrant father and an American mother, ElSaffar is also an... Read More »
Thursday, October 11, 2018 - 5:00pm
Smith Warehouse, Ahmadieh Family Lecture Hall, Bay 4, C105
Please join the Franklin Humanities Institute and Duke University Libraries for a Faculty Bookwatch panel on David Morgan's Images at Work: The Material Culture of Enchantment (Oxford University Press, 2018). This book explores our interaction with images and other objects as a form of enchantment... Read More »
Thursday, October 11, 2018 - 5:00pm
Smith Warehouse, Ahmadieh Family Lecture Hall, Bay 4, C105
Please join the Franklin Humanities Institute and Duke University Libraries for a Faculty Bookwatch panel on David Morgan, "Images at Work: The Material Culture of Enchantment" (Oxford University Press, 2018). This book explores our interaction with images and other objects as a form of enchantment... Read More »
Sunday, October 14, 2018 - 3:00pm
Rubenstein Library Breedlove Room 349
The Jewish Studies Seminar welcomes Benjamin Braude for a paper entitled "Sanhedrin on the Sistine Ceiling: Challenging the Conventions of Western Civilization."Professor Braude (Boston College) teaches courses on the Middle East and on European-Middle Eastern relations. In addition to those... Read More »

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