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.
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’.
Speaking to an audience that fully-packed the venue of our Monash Indonesian Seminar Series on March 14, 2019, Janet Steele addressed the question of what Islamic journalism might mean in Indonesia and Malaysia in the past 20 years.