The ACJC hosts regular Research Seminars with local and visiting international scholars. Research seminars showcase research in the field of all our areas of interest – Jewish history and culture, Holocaust and Genocide, Israel and the Middle East, Judaism and Interreligious Relations.
Research Seminars are open to university affiliated academics, postgraduate and Honours students.
Seminars are held during semester on Wednesdays at 12 pm. They are run by Dr Karen Auerbach.
- The Holocaust, Human Rights and the Contemporary Museum, Research Seminar with Dr Avril Alba (Wednesday 17 April, 12-1pm, ACJC)The Holocaust, Human Rights and the Contemporary Museum Increasingly and internationally, Holocaust museums are being called upon to maintain their ‘contemporary relevance’ in order to retain the interest and support of the visiting public. Exactly what such relevance entails is more often than not a vexed issue, for to maintain relevance these institutions must engage with ... Read more
- Darling Ruth and Ophie Dear: The Long and Unlikely Interracial Friendship of Two American Women, 1925-1984, Research Seminar with Dr Clare Corbould (Wednesday 24 April, 12-1pm, ACJC)Darling Ruth and Ophie Dear: The Long and Unlikely Interracial Friendship of Two American Women, 1925-1984 In 1928 a young African American woman from Texas by way of Howard University in Washington, D.C., landed a plum job in the newly formed Department of Social Science at Fisk University in Nashville, Tennessee. Even her friends were envious. ... Read more
- The Coming of Age of a Post-Holocaust Community, Research Seminar with Dr Melanie Landau, Tuesday 5 March, 12-1 pmDr. Melanie Landau speaking on: The Future Is Bright! The Coming of Age of a Post-Holocaust Community This seminar will describe a research project in progress that complements the Jewish Continuity report of the Gen 08 Jewish Community Study. The research materials for this project are the transcripts of focus groups recorded for the Continuity Report in ... Read more