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.
“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.”
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”.
In late August the Centre had the privilege of hosting Professor Arskal Salim (the Director of Higher Islamic Education in the Indonesian Ministry of Religious Affairs) as our Visiting Professorial Fellow.
In our last seminar of 2019, Dr. Susie Protschky enlightened audience in a near full room (14/11/2019) with her work in progress and fascinating images, based on an archival research into Indonesian histories of living with natural disaster, particularly the regular earthquakes and volcanic eruptions that are the consequence of Indonesia’s location on the Pacific ‘Ring of Fire’.