Australian Centre for Jewish Civilisation

Australian Centre for Jewish Civilisation (ACJC)

Changing the world...
One student at a time.

The ACJC is an interdisciplinary centre that sits within the School of Philosophical, Historical and International Studies (SOPHIS) in the Faculty of Arts. Our researchers are immersed in the academic study of the cultures, literatures, politics and histories of Jewish civilisation. We are known for our global internships and overseas study trips to Israel, Europe and Rwanda.

Study with us

Students can choose to study a single unit or undertake a minor in Jewish Studies or Holocaust & Genocide Studies in combination with other degrees.


We believe that great research, when properly applied, can lead to lasting and positive change in the world.

Global study opportunities

The ACJC is known for its overseas study tours, global internships and scholarships which internationalise the student experience.

Get involved


Each year the ACJC invites Visiting Scholars to contribute to the teaching, research and public life of the Centre.

All ACJC Public Events are free to the public. Bookings are not required. Public lectures are mostly held in Building H of the Caulfield Campus, Ground Level (H116).


The ACJC hosts several conferences and workshops each year across our study areas.

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Or stay up to date with our events via Facebook events.

Online lecture recordings

If you missed out on attending one of our events, listen to our public lectures online!

Gifts and bequests

The generosity of donors to our Centre has transformed the face of tertiary Jewish studies in Australia.

A world of opportunity

A world of opportunity

You can take a semester at Monash’s Prato campus in Italy, or do an overseas internship as part of your study, or participate in a leadership program and gain valuable skills and real world experience.

Learning Abroad

Arts in Prato

Arts internships

Latest news from the ACJC

Monash student James Barklamb was one of only five Australians selected last month to join the third class of the prestigious Schwarzman Scholars program , enabling him to study a Masters in Global Affairs at Tsinghua University in Beijing.

February 7, 2018

New successes in studying abroad Monash student James Barklamb was one of only five Australians selected last month to join the third class of the prestigious Schwarzman Scholars

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February 7, 2018

Internship at the National Commission for the Fight Against Genocide (CNLG) – Rwanda By Katherine Clark, student at Monash and past intern at CNLG   My internship at CNLG

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2017 Mapping Social Cohesion Report released today!

November 28, 2017

The 2017 Mapping Social Cohesion Report, the largest study of its kind on Australian attitudes about immigration, multiculturalism, discrimination and trust in government, was

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First Australian to win prestigious Jewish Studies award

November 15, 2017

Professor Leah Garrett, Loti Smorgon Professor of Contemporary Jewish Life and Culture at the Australian Centre for Jewish Civilisation (ACJC) at Monash University, has won the

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Summer internship position available in Cambodia!

November 15, 2017

There is a position for a Monash student to intern over two months at DC-Cam in January and February 2018. The Documentation Centre of Cambodia (DC-Cam) is a Cambodian

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