About the Seminar

The NC Jewish Studies Seminar offers a stimulating and exciting forum for academic engagement on Jewish history, culture, and religion.  Since its inception in 2001 under the name Duke-UNC Jewish Studies Seminar, the seminar has brought together faculty, graduate students, and internationally renowned scholars to discuss cutting edge work in Jewish Studies.  Meetings are held monthly, and papers are distributed in advance for all to read. The Seminar is a collaborative partnership of Duke, NC State, UNC-Chapel Hill, and Wake Forest, with participants coming from universities and colleges across North Carolina.  Closely coordinated with the NCSU and UNC-Chapel Hill public lecture series in Jewish Studies, the seminar enriches the scholarly climate in the area and strengthens the Jewish Studies programs in the local universities.

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Our Coordinators
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Yaakov Ariel

Professor of Religion, UNC – Chapel Hill
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Julie Mell

Associate Professor of History, North Carolina State University
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Malachi Hacohen

Associate Professor and Bass Fellow, History, Political Science and Religion, Duke University
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David Weinstein

Professor of Political Science, Wake Forest University
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Ruth von Bernuth

Associate Professor of Germanic Languages & Director of the Carolina Center for Jewish Studies, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
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Shai Ginsburg

Associate Professor of Asian and Middle Eastern Studies, Duke University
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