Public Lectures

Bill Kent Annual Memorial Lecture 2018

In this year’s Bill Kent Memorial Lecture, Professor Nicholas Terpstra of the University of Toronto will address the topic: ‘The Sound of a Wall: Spatial and Sensory Boundaries between Christians, Jews, and Muslims in Renaissance and Early Modern Italy’

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The Founding Father

David Ben-Gurion (1886-1973) was the “founding father” of Israel and the county’s first Prime Minister, beginning in 1948. His riveting story combines historical vision with pragmatic realism and grand charismatic leadership with intellectual, political and personal eccentricity.

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Globalisation, Identity and Migrant Agency in the 21st Century

Migration is part and parcel of human history and human development but keeps being represented as an exception or a crisis. Recent technological developments in IT and transport as well as the increased pace of social and economic globalisation processes unleash contrasted forces: services, goods, capitals move faster and smoother than before but people’s movement is increasingly restricted and tightly regulated. Globalisation fuels aspirations and shapes the drivers and structural forces that trigger migration.

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Louis Green Memorial Lecture 2018

The Lecture, held at the State Library of Victoria, is under the joint auspices of the School of Philosophical, Historical and International Studies and the School of Languages, Literatures, Cultures and Linguistics, and is endowed by Honorary Professor Wallace Kirsop.

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