Seminars

“Strong and Sweet”: the So-Called ‘German Bands’ of Pre-WW1 Australia
Room E561, 5th Floor, East Wing, Menzies Building, Building 11
Event Date: Thu 24 Aug

The ‘German band’ concept remains integrally associated in the Australia public mind with German ethnicity though such things as the extroverted oom-pah music of present-day Oktoberfest and German or ‘Bavarian’-themed venues.

Gender and Trauma, East and West
Room E561, 5th Floor, East Wing, Menzies Building, Building 11
Event Date: Fri 25 Aug

History Program Research Seminars

Gender matters in Australian TV
Building S, Level 9 Monash University Caulfield Campus
Event Date: Mon 28 Aug

Media increasingly shapes cultures, industries, markets and values in different ways, in a time when understandings of news, media entertainment and media work experience profound shifts. Media Matters is a forum designed to explore contemporary debates and challenges of current media landscapes, employing combinations of media disciplines, expertise and industries.

2017 HIV biopolitical materialities after effective treatment and prevention
N402, Menzies building, , Clayton Campus
Event Date: Wed 30 Aug

In this seminar, scholars working on HIV in the United States, South Africa, and Australia share perspectives on HIV policy making and together address the question of what kinds of biopolitics and material possibilities come into being in end of AIDS discourse.

From Dasein to Jenseits: searching for meaning in Stockhausen's LICHT
Room E561, 5th Floor, East Wing, Menzies Building, Building 11
Event Date: Thu 07 Sep

I examine how the musical nucleus of LICHT, its so-called 'Superformula', can be invested with personality and agency and that such an approach generates an intriguing new interpretation of this 20th- and 21st-Century operatic colossus.

The Wandering Jew from Christian Myth to Jewish Self Representation
H1.16 Ground Floor, Building H
Event Date: Mon 11 Sep

The Wandering Jew (or Ahasver, commonly called) emerged in the Middle Ages, but its popularity rose in literary and visual texts from the seventeenth century.

Politics, Time, Space, and Attitudes toward US–Mexico Border Security – Or What Do Americans Think about ‘The Wall’?
N102 Menzies Building
Event Date: Wed 13 Sep

The tumultuous 2016 US presidential election cycle featured a range of proposals to address the issue of illegal immigration.

Jewish Icons of Modernity: Spinoza, Da Costa, Jesus and Herzl
H1.16 Ground Floor, Building H
Event Date: Thu 14 Sep

This lectures will consider the themes represented by two Amsterdam Jews, Uriel Da Costa and Benedictus Spinoza, who emerged in the artistic imagination.

20 Year’s Evolution of North Korean Migration
Room E561, 5th Floor, East Wing, Menzies Building, Building 11
Event Date: Thu 05 Oct

School of Languages, Literatures, Cultures and Linguistics

Monash University Korean Studies Seminar

20 Year’s Evolution of North Korean Migration


Over the past two decades, there have been notable changes in North Korean migration: from forced migration to trafficking in women, from heroic underground railways to people smuggling by Christian missionaries. The migration has taken mixed forms of asylum seeking, human trafficking, undocumented labour migration and people smuggling. The author follows the footsteps of North Korean migrants from China through Southeast Asia to South Korea, and from there to the United Kingdom, to see the dynamic correlation between human (in)security and irregular migration. She analyses how individual migrant’s agency interacts with other key actors in the migration system and eventually brings about emerging patterns of four distinctive forms of irregular migration in a macro level. It uses human security as its conceptual framework that is a people-centred, rather than state- or national security-centric approach to irregular migration.

PRESENTER:
Dr Jiyoung (Jay) Song is a Senior Lecturer in Korean Studies at the Asia Institute of the University of Melbourne. She is also a Global Ethics Fellow of the Carnegie Council for Ethics in International Affairs in New York. Prior to the current positions, Jay was a Director of Migration at the Sydney-based Lowy Institute and Assistant Professor in Political Science at the Singapore Management University.

Date
Thursday 5th October

Time
6:00pm - 7:30pm

Venue
Monash University
E561, Menzies Building,
20 Chancellors Walk
Clayton Campus

For more information, please contact Andrew Jackson on 9905 8754.

The Argentinean bombo con platillo: from military parades and circus arenas to contemporary Buenos Aires street rituals
Room E561, 5th Floor, East Wing, Menzies Building, Building 11
Event Date: Thu 12 Oct

The history of the bombo con platillo (lit. bass drum with chimes) shows its permanent interaction in the economic, political and symbolic fields of Buenos Aires society. At the end of the 1800s the bombo con platillo was an instrument used by the military, circus musicians and carnival troupes. However as time went by, and due to the social changes undergone by the city, the new American instrument took on values that go beyond those of a mere sound object.

Stories of Climate Change
Building S, Level 9 Monash University Caulfield Campus
Event Date: Mon 23 Oct

Over 10 years ago, in an issue of Granta, environmentalist Bill McKibben lamented the fact climate change has not been able to capture the public imagination to the extent that threats of war or nuclear apocalypse were able to do last century.