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March 2017

Opening Reception: Capturing the Moment: Centuries of the Passover Haggadah (An Exhibit from the Collections of the Duke University Libraries)

March 22, 2017 | 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Rubenstein Library, Duke University
Durham, NC United States
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Duke University Libraries invite you to the opening reception featuring Professor Kalman Bland (Duke Professor Emeritus of Religious Studies) for an exhibit of the Passover Haggadah, a Jewish text written for the Passover Seder meal.  This exhibit explores the long and interesting history of the Haggadot (pl. of Haggadah) and how their illustrations and texts shed light on cultural, religious and political changes.   For more information contact meg.brown@duke.edu.  This event is co-sponsored by the Center for Jewish Studies and the…

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Conference: Islam and Muslims in Media

March 28, 2017 | 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Rubenstein Library, Duke University
Durham, NC United States
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In today’s political climate, how are Islam and Muslims portrayed in the media?  Duke Islamic Studies Center and the Carengie Corporation of New York sponsor this in-depth conference featuring insights and commentary from top journalists Mehdi Hasan, David Graham, and Abigail Hauslohner.   For more information, click here or contact Julie Maxwell.   Rubenstein 153 (Holsti-Anderson) Duke University

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