[A recent seminar held at the Dante Alighieri Society in North Perth took attendees back in time to 16th century Venice, to learn about the history and culture of the city’s Jewish ghetto, with the help of Notre Dame Master’s student Helen McCready. Photo: Caroline Smith.]

A recent seminar held at the Dante Alighieri Society in North Perth took attendees back in time to 16th century Venice, to learn about the history and culture of the city’s Jewish ghetto.

The event, held on the evening of Friday 5 May was presented by Helen McCready, who is writing her Master’s thesis on the topic at the University of Notre Dame Australia (UNDA).

Ms McCready told The eRecord she had not initially planned to study the ghetto in Venice, but became drawn to it while pursuing other research.

“I have always been interested in Italian history knew I wanted to research an aspect of the Jewish community in Italy,” she said.

Read the article by Caroline Smith in The Record.

[This from the weekly newspaper of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Perth published on Wednesdays. The Record is Australia’s oldest weekly newspaper, having being established in 1874.]

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