The Centre will build on our strong engagement with Indonesia and the legacy of the Centre of Southeast Asian Studies, and continue our proud connection to Herb Feith, a Monash scholar and engaged activist.
In a most engaging and instructive presentation to the Monash Indonesian Seminar Series (MISS) 6, Thursday 8 August 2019, Dr Dirk Tomsa shared his research findings on the history, the success story, and challenges of the polling survey as a new big industry in Indonesia.
For the first time Dr. Jemma Purdey, the founding Director of ReelOzInd!, presented a public reflection on this innovative project which aims “building familiarity and mutual understanding between Australia and Indonesia”.
“Narrative is such a vital part of the process by which humans make sense of crises in public life, or feel inspired to work towards solutions. So, we need inspiring and inclusive narratives, and also to be more critical of narratives that push divisive messages.”
One of Indonesia’s most prolific poster artists, Alit Ambara was a Visiting Fellow of the Herb Feith Indonesian Engagement Centre. In collaboration with the Sir Louis Matheson Library, the Centre co-hosted a series of events featuring him under the theme of ‘Arts & Activism’.