Research Network

Research Network
Dr Heba Batainah, Dr Melissa Lovell, Dr Raihan Ismail, Dr Sam Kosari at The Cost of Discrimination film screening, 2018.

The Freilich Project is committed to encouraging and facilitating a network of researchers at all stages in their careers that are interested in the history, impacts, and causes of bigotry. Freilich Project Research Network members have participated in and initiated a wide range of research activities over the years, including master classes, scholarly conferences and seminars.

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Countering Religious Bullying in the Playground

The Freilich Project is pleased to invite you to a Freilich Network Webinar with Professors Zehavit Gross and Suzanne D. Rutland. The session will be chaired by Emeritus Professor Terry Lovat. Abstract: This webinar will examine the problem of schoolyard religious bullying in Australian government...
Desmond Tutu at South Africa's Truth and Reconciliation Commission

Truth and Reconciliation: South Africa and Victoria

The Freilich Project is pleased to invite you to a Freilich Network Seminar with Dr Ibrahim Abraham. Abstract: Victoria's recently announced Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC) draws inspiration from the famous TRC initiated in South Africa in 1995. Both initiatives endeavour to reveal...

Foreign’ and ‘Unpatriotic’: Discriminations against Chinese International Students amid the COVID-19 Pandemic

The Freilich Project is pleased to invite you to a Freilich Network Seminar with Dr Yu Tao, one of the recipients of the 2021 Freilich Small Grants. Abstract: Many countries have chosen to close their borders in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. To the approximately 1.5 million Chinese...

The Far Right Online

Recent years have seen a significant increase in the presence of far-right politics online, in Australia and overseas, with misogynistic, racist and antisemitic content in open circulation, and far-right conspiracy theories gaining traction. Twenty years after hosting the conference Cyberhate:...

Ian Iqbal Rashid and Omar Sakr

The Humanities Research Centre and the Freilich Project are honoured to host an evening of poetry and short films exploring the complexities of sexuality, culture, faith and identity. Ian Iqbal Rashid will be reading selections from his poetry collections as well as new writing, and screening two...
Now I am Dead (2018) dir. by Philipp Bergmann

“Now I am Dead”: Anthropological Encounters with the Other

(Please note change of date to Wednesday 04 December 2019 at 5:30pm from Tuesday 03 December) “If anthropology is founded on the violence of speaking for others,” anthropologist Isabel Bredenbröker asks in the thought-provoking short film Now I am Dead (2018), “then how can I relate to this?”...

Recollections of the Future: The Uncomfortable Cosmopolitanism of Migrant Histories

In her most recent book, Post-Multicultural Writers as Neo-Cosmopolitan Mediators, Professor Sneja Gunew argues that we need to move beyond the monolingual paradigm that prevails within global Anglophone literary studies. Using Lyotard’s concept of ‘post’ as the ‘future anterior’ (back to the...


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