As Europe is thrown into sharp relief by a devastating pandemic, Griffith Review 69: The European Exchange explores the deep and complex relationships between Europe and Australia, and discusses how Australians of many backgrounds have contributed to a longstanding dialogue that enriches both continents.
Edited by Ashley Hay and Natasha Cica, The European Exchange features contributions from Christos Tsiolkas, Robyn Archer, George Megalogenis, Julienne van Loon, Christian Thompson, Arnold Zable, Gabriella Coslovich, Anthony Macris, and many more.
Griffith Review 69: The European Exchange is published with the support of the Australian National University.
If you missed the webinar launch of Griffith Review 69: The European Exchange, hosted by the Australian National University, you can listen to a recording of the conversation below.
Natasha Cica and featured contributors Frank Bongiorno (Australian National University), Tim Bonyhady (Australian National University), Kate Dooley (University of Melbourne) and Stuart Ward (University of Copenhagen) explore the richness of the links, legacies and points of difference between Australia and Europe in terms of policy, culture, memory and more. What is the impact of current challenges on the exchange between Europe and Australia – and how might its future possibilities be reimagined? This conversation celebrated the national launch of The European Exchange.
More audio / video from Griffith Review 69: The European Exchange
Closed Borders, Open Minds?
Webinar: Thursday, 10 December 2020
COVID-19 has changed our world. Australia’s international border has been effectively closed since March and the continent seems more distant than ever from places and people that have long influenced and informed it – including Europe, with its dialogues and its diversity.
How do we keep global engagement alive in these challenging times? How can we stay open to ideas beyond our own national frame? Do closed borders inevitably lead to closed minds?
Whitlam Institute Director Leanne Smith facilitated a conversation between Natasha Cica, David Morris, Sally Wheeler and Christos Tsiolkas, key contributors to Griffith Review 69: The European Exchange – published during this pandemic. Watch as they discuss Australia’s relationship with Europe, and how that longstanding exchange can be a resource for the future.
A Griffith Review Lightning Talk produced with Griffith University Library Services, Ashley Hay, the co-editor of Griffith Review 69: The European Exchange, in conversation with Pat Hoffie, Anthony Macris and Imogen Hayes. Listen as they explore the links and legacies that exist and thrive between that European north and this Australian south.