Holocaust and Genocide Studies provides undergraduate and postgraduate sequences focussed on knowledge about the Holocaust, and many other cases of genocide across the world. It explores the Holocaust as a turning point in human history, the causes and effects of modern genocides, and what is now being done to prevent genocide.
Leading international scholars contribute each year to the program culminating in an annual International Aftermath conference. Students are taught to consider the complex issues of genocidal violence, ideology, displaced persons and refugees, human rights, international law, ethics, cultural memory, and community regeneration.
Overseas internships and placement units offer professional development – students may work in NGOs, museums, courts, and memorial centres. A range of scholarships supporting placement units and research are offered by the ACJC. The Coursework Scholarships Unit and the Monash University Institute of Graduate Research have more information.
The program highlights the importance of oral history and eyewitness accounts of genocide. A key component of the program is the Shoah Visual History Archive held by Monash University, a prime resource for student engagement and scholarly research.
The program also offers several intensive overseas units in Europe and Rwanda. Students are given the opportunity to explore the theme of reconciliation in South Africa and Rwanda (Seeking Justice) and also to follow the Final Journey of European Jews through Berlin, Prague, Krakow and Vilnius.
Prospective career pathways for our students are in humanitarian organisations, education, law and justice, museums and memorials, government, the media, and further research into the causes and effects of genocide.
Hannah Crothers, CNLG internship, Jan 2017
“I would first like to sincerely thank the donor who funded the ‘Humanity Foundation Global … Continue reading Hannah Crothers, CNLG internship, Jan 2017
Chanelle Warton, Polin Internship 2017 Summer
POLIN Museum of the History of Polish Jews is a museum on the site of … Continue reading Chanelle Warton, Polin Internship 2017 Summer
Statement by the Association for Jewish Studies
At the ACJC we stand in support of the following statement by our scholarly organisation … Continue reading Statement by the Association for Jewish Studies
Dr Jan Randa Aftermath Conference 2016 – Rethinking Holocaust Paradigms
What does it mean to develop conceptual paradigms of the Holocaust? From its etymological roots, … Continue reading Dr Jan Randa Aftermath Conference 2016 – Rethinking Holocaust Paradigms
Leah Garrett Shortlisted for National Jewish Book Award.
Leah Garrett, Loti Smorgon Research Professor, has had her new book Young Lions: How Jewish … Continue reading Leah Garrett Shortlisted for National Jewish Book Award.
2016 New Columbo Plan Scholar, Myanmar – James Barklamb
James Barklamb talks about being a New Colombo Plan Scholar As one of two inaugural … Continue reading 2016 New Columbo Plan Scholar, Myanmar – James Barklamb
Barbara Kirshenblatt-Gimblett coming to Monash in October as Kronhill Visiting Scholar
Barbara Kirshenblatt-Gimblett is Chief Curator of the Core Exhibition at POLIN Museum of the … Continue reading Barbara Kirshenblatt-Gimblett coming to Monash in October as Kronhill Visiting Scholar
Visiting Scholar Professor David Myers to deliver lecture series on the meaning of Jewish history
Don and Sonia Marejn Memorial Lectures 2015 Professor David Myers This series of three lectures will explore the … Continue reading Visiting Scholar Professor David Myers to deliver lecture series on the meaning of Jewish history
Language Pangs: On Pain and Language
Workshop with Dr Ilit Ferber Wednesday July 29. 1.00- 4.00pmH8.05 & H8.06 Building H. Caulfield … Continue reading Language Pangs: On Pain and Language
Figures of Affect: Suffering, Consolation and Care
Tues 28 July, 2015 – 11.00-2.30 (Lunch Provided) Location: Building H Rooms 8.06/05 The Australian … Continue reading Figures of Affect: Suffering, Consolation and Care
Dr Jan Randa Workshop in Holocaust and Genocide Studies: The Holocaust and the Soviet Union
THE DR JAN RANDA AFTERMATH WORKSHOP IN HOLOCAUST AND GENOCIDE STUDIES ON ‘THE HOLOCAUST AND … Continue reading Dr Jan Randa Workshop in Holocaust and Genocide Studies: The Holocaust and the Soviet Union
First prize for Alannah Cusin in ‘3 Minute Honours Thesis’ competition
International Studies honours student Alannah Cusin has taken first prize in the Arts Faculty’s recent … Continue reading First prize for Alannah Cusin in ‘3 Minute Honours Thesis’ competition