Julie Kalman


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I am a cultural historian, interested in histories of nationalism and migration in French, Jewish, and Australian contexts. I can supervise students in any of these fields.


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I completed my B.A. (Hons) at Monash University in 1992, and I have an M.A. (1998) and a PhD (2002) from the University of Melbourne. I am interested in the effects of Jewish emancipation on the non-Jewish world, ranging across French, British, and Mediterranean settings. I have other interests, too, and I have published on the history of migration to Australia, and the Eurovision Song Contest.

My fourth book, The Kings of Algiers: How Two Jewish Families Shaped the Mediterranean World during the Napoleonic Wars and Beyond, will be published in late 2023 by Princeton University Press.

I have two new projects: a history of the remaking of France after the Second World War through the prism of the runaway success of the Asterix comic series which, I will argue, became the national myth; and a history of Jews in the global pearl trade at the turn of the century, from Broome, to the jewellers of London and Paris, that brings Australia into histories of global trade networks, and internationalises the history of Australian Jewry.





Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 16 - Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions

Research area keywords

  • Jewish History
  • French History
  • British History

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