Past events 2008-2012

The ACJC offers a diverse public program of lectures, seminars and symposia. Past events at the Centre can be found here at this site. Topics include lectures on all ACJC areas including a series in Contemporary Jewish Life, Israel and the Middle East and Holocaust and Genocide studies. 


Thorsten Wagner photo       Lecture Series: The Making of Israel – History, Myth, Memory

A 4 week lecture series with Tom Segev – prominent Israeli journalist, author and historian (Podcast)
(22 and 29 August, 5 and 12 September 2012)




Thorsten Wagner photo       Public Lecture: The Boy – A Holocaust Story

Come and hear the story behind the iconic photograph of a little boy raising his hands in the Warsaw Ghetto (Podcast)
(Thursday 9 August 2012)



Thorsten Wagner photo       Public Lecture: Berlin: A City in Transition

Thorsten Wagner on Berlin’s ruins and fragments and new architectural masterpieces defining and redefining the urban space (Podcast)
(Tuesday 5 June 2012)



Cross Currents image       Loti Smorgon Lecture Series: Cross Currents: Jewish European Encounters

A lecture series looking at the interactions of European Jews with the wider world in the 19th and 20th centuries
(Thursday, 10 May, 24 May, 7 June 2012)


Fania Oz Salzberger photo       Farewell Lecture: Jews and Words: The Irreverent Thoughts of a Secular Israeli

Professor Fania Oz-Salzberger concludes her five-year tenure as Leon Liberman Chair in Modern Israel Studies at Monash University with this public lecture, which offers a sneak preview of her forthcoming book, co-authored with her father, Amos Oz
(Thursday 3 May 2012)



International Jewish Labor Bund after 1945 image       Launch of Dr David Slucki’s The International Jewish Labor Bund after 1945: towards a global history

Book to be officially launched by Dr Barry Jones – writer, broadcaster and former Labor minister
(Wednesday 28 March 2012)



Finding Our Way image       Finding Our Way: Jewish Community Professional Development Workshop [flier pdf 197kB]

Facilitated by Professor Bethamie Horowitz
(under the auspices of the Roslyn Smorgon Jewish Communal Service and Leadership Program, and in conjunction with the Jewish Community Council of Victoria)
(Friday 10 February 2012)


Old New Jews image       Old New Jews

Contemporary Jewish Life – AAJS Conference 2012
(Sunday 12 February & Monday 13 February 2012)



Summer Lecture Series image       Summer Lecture Series – February 2012

Dr Daniel Gordis speaking on: 2048: Can the Jewish State Survive to the Age of 100
(Monday 13 February)

Dr David Shneer and Gregg Drinkwater: Reading the Bible Through a Bent Lens – An Evening with the Editors of Torah Queeries
(Tuesday 14 February) – listen to the podcast of this presentation

Professor Samuel Heilman speaking on: Lubavitch, Messianism, and the Denial of Death: What Menachem Mendel Schneerson Wrought
(Wednesday 15 February) – listen to the podcast of this presentation


Through Soviet Jewish Eyes image       Through Soviet Jewish Eyes: Photography, War and the Holocaust

Professor David Shneer
Academic Seminar co-hosted by ACJC and Monash University’s Research Unit in Media Studies; if interested to attend, please or call 9903 5002
(Tuesday 14 February 2012)


Past Events:

2011 Events
2010 Events
2009 Events
2008 Events

Research Seminars:

Semester 1, 2011 Jewish Studies Research Seminars [Word 37kB]
Semester 2, 2011 Jewish Studies Research Seminars [Word 44kB]