Jewish Culture and Society

In its research, The Program in Jewish Culture and Society aims:

  • to provide a program that advances research and scholarship that engages with the full richness and diversity of Hebrew language, Israeli society, Jewish civilization and its contribution to the world
  • to promote and stimulate and the whole gamut of Jewish studies and research at the University of Melbourne with a strong multi-disciplinary focus on contemporary Jewish life and experience
  • to pursue and foster excellence in research and to promote the continuing study of Jewish culture, life, language and society at the highest academic levels
  • to encourage scholars to participate in a range of fields including the broad spectrum of Hebrew and Judaic studies, education, sociology, comparative literature history and political science
  • to establish collaborative research relationships across the University and the national and international scholarly communities
  • to serve as an exceptional public resource and as an hub of research initiatives that enable local, national and international communities to gain a deeper understanding of the diversity of Judaism's intellectual, cultural and religious tradition