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The European Exchange



The European Exchange

griffith reviewAre Australia and Europe more distant than ever?

The Goethe Institut is hosting two events, one in Melbourne and one in Sydney, for a timely re-examination of Australia’s longstanding relationship with Europe.

Will fresh thinking about the exchange between Australia and Europe enliven our future? How can we stay connected across the tyrannies of COVID-closed borders and vast distance? How can we open new opportunities for collaboration?

The events will feature contributors to Griffith Review 69: The European Exchange – co-edited by Natasha Cica and Ashley Hay, and published in partnership with the Australian National University. The Weekend Australian named The European Exchange in its selection of the best reads of 2020.

Each event will involve a discussion with Q&A – facilitated by Natasha Cica, director of change consultancy and recognised as one of Australia’s 100 Women of Influence.

Sydney Speakers:

  • Julianne Schultz AM FAHA is the publisher and founding editor of Griffith Review. Shelogo goethe is a professor at Griffith University’s Centre for Social and Cultural Research and chair of The Conversation. Her most recent book, The Idea of Australia will be published later this year.
  • Frank Bongiorno AM is a Professor and Head of History at the Australian National University. He wrote The Sex Lives of Australians: A History and The Eighties: The Decade that Transformed Australia, and is a Fellow of the Academy of the Social Sciences in Australia and the Australian Academy of Humanities.

Limited seats. Booking essential:

Information: or (02) 8356 8312


Date: Thursday, March 18, 2021

Time: From 6:00 pm To 8:00 pm

Organized by : Goethe Institut

In collaboration with : EUNIC Sydney

Entrance : Free


Goethe Institut, 90 Ocean Street, Woollahra