Each dialogue will involve the examination of one term and its representation and use in diverse geographical and historical contexts. Each conversation will involve at least two scholars, one from Duke and one from another institution. Our Fall 2021 dialogue will be “What is Jewish Modernism?” and our Spring 2022 dialogue “What is a ghetto?”


“What is Jewish Modernism?” to be held Tuesday, September 14, 2021, 4:00-5:30pm on Zoom: https://duke.zoom.us/j/98905579903. With  Beth Holmgren (Duke), Priscilla Layne (UNC), and Allison Schachter (Vanderbilt).

“What is a ghetto?” to be held Thursday, February 3rd, 2022, 4:00-5:30 p.m. on Zoom: https://duke.zoom.us/j/94543659670

Speakers: Shaul Bassi (Ca’ Foscari, Venice), Paul B. Jaskot (Duke), and Karen Auerbach (UNC Chapel Hill).