Closure of Herb Feith Foundation
The Herb Feith Foundation was established in 2003 to commemorate the life and work of Herb Feith (1930-2001), volunteer, scholar, teacher and peace activist.
Set up by the Council of Monash University, the mission of the Foundation was to promote and support work of the kind to which Herb Feith devoted his life. It supported the Herb Feith Chair for the Study of Indonesia and other international educational activities in such fields as peace studies, human rights and conflict resolution. It also sponsored the Herb Feith Memorial Lectures.
After a period of 15 years’ service in carrying on the legacy of this distinguished scholar, the Herb Feith Foundation was formally closed in July 2018.
Following the closure of the Foundation, Monash University is delighted to announce the establishment of the Monash Herb Feith Indonesian Engagement Centre. The Centre will continue collaboration and outreach with Indonesia in recognition of its proud connection to Herb Feith. The Centre provides an opportunity to continue the legacy with a renewed focus on the themes of conflict resolution and human rights.
The Monash Herb Feith Indonesian Engagement Centre will be a dynamic and contemporary platform for Monash researchers engaging with Indonesia. It will deliver a vibrant schools outreach program, will support the learning of Bahasa Indonesia, will foster university partnerships and will engage with our growing cohort of Indonesia alumni.
The Centre will be headed up by Prof Ariel Heryanto, Herb Feith Professor for the Study of Indonesia.
- The 2018 Herb Feith Memorial Lecture is presented in collaboration with Indonesia Council’s Keynote Lecture Biennial ASAA conference, University of Sydney 3 July 2018 Anis Hidayah ‘Protecting Indonesia’s Migrant Workers’ Abstract In ... Read more
- Herb Feith Foundation was proud to sponsor Dialita Choir ‘Lagu Untuk Anakku: Songs of Survivors’ Taman Ismail Marzuki, Jakarta 13 December 2017 You can watch the concert in full here Read more
- ‘Sea of Memories’ Leila Chudori in conversation with Intan Paramaditha Indonesia Forum, University of Melbourne 9 November 2017, 6pm Read more
- Professor Ariel Heryanto delivered this lecture at Universitas Indonesia, in July 2017. The English language version of the lecture will be published in 2018. Read more
- Herb Feith Foundation in collaboration with Monash Anthropology is proud to present Solo, Solitude (Istirahatlah Kata-Kata) ACMI, Federation Square 10 October, 6pm Followed by Q&A with the film’s director ... Read more
- Memorial Lecture 2017, 18 October, 6pm: ‘Normalising Chinese Indonesians’, Ass. Prof. Charles CoppelYou are invited to attend the 2017 Herb Feith Memorial Lecture ‘Normalising Chinese Indonesians’ Associate Professor, Charles Coppel, University of Melbourne DATE Wednesday 18 October 2017 TIME 6pm for 6.30 – 8.30pm RSVP essential ... Read more
- ICOC Keynote: ‘Telling stories and sharing lives: Fostering connections between Australians and Indonesians’ The following is an edited extract of Dr Jemma Purdey’s Keynote Lecture at ... Read more
- Seminar: Pat Walsh, ‘Growing flowers in a prison: Timor-Leste’s new hub of post-conflict best practice’Herb Feith Foundation Seminar Series 2017 ‘Growing flowers in a prison: Timor-Leste’s new hub of post-conflict best practice’ , Pat Walsh Download and read Pat’s talk here. Wednesday, ... Read more
- Young Indonesian Filmmakers and Human Rights Issues on Screen: Presentations of the work of the 2017 Herb Feith Foundation John Darling Fellows Indonesia Forum and Herb ... Read more
- The John Darling Fellowship is supported by the Herb Feith Foundation and will be offered for the first time in 2018. The fellowship is designed ... Read more