Last Saturday of every month
A Study Group is a group of people who share an interest in learning a particular aspect of Indonesian culture, history or literature. Study topics vary. Each group consists ideally of 10-20 participants who make a commitment to meet regularly (weekly, biweekly or monthly) over nine months and share what they learn with each other in a supportive and non-threatening environment.
Ceramics Study Group 1970
How do study groups compare with Explorers?
Study Groups are similar to Explorers since both require commitment to meeting regularly as a group and to a “do a little, gain a lot” philosophy. The difference involves doing some reading - using the resources of the Heritage Society Library, bothslides, and putting together a short 20-30 minute talk for the group.
Dr Oei Scribble Canvas
You give one talk during the session, while the rest of the time you have the pleasure of sitting back and enjoying the work of your friends. It's a wonderful way to learn and to meet people with a common interest.
Utama Study Group Session
We are happy to announce the Study Groups we will be offering for the Utama Session which will run, with a break for Christmas, from the beginning of September until May next year. There are posters and sign up sheets in the Library.
Weekend Study Group
We are thinking of running a Weekend Study Group as we realize that there are lots of people who work during the week. Please email us if you are interested in this group. The topic could be decided by the group or if there were different interests within the group the group could have presentations on a wide range of topics linked to a single theme.
If there was enough interest this group would run on the 2nd and 4th Saturdays of the month.
Ceramics "Found in Indonesia"
Indonesia has been a hub for trading for thousands of years and as a result there is a treasure trove of ceramics and bronzes that have been found here from all over Asia. Join us for a closer look at these objects, how they got here and their significance in the cultures of the Archipelago.
This Group will meet on the 1st and 3rd Tuesdays of the month.
Textiles are one of Indonesia's most powerful art forms. Learn about textiles literally from the ground up! Investigate fabric structure, function, a host of technical skills and the history, myths and legends behind all of it.
This Group meets on the 2nd and 4th Tuesdays of the month.
The Austronesian World, Megaliths and Megalithic Cultures
This new study group will trace the links between the current peoples of the Archipelago and their Austronesian ancestors. Who were the Austronesians, where did they come from, what did they bring with them and what influence have they had on Southeast Asia. Austronesian languages are spoken from Madagascar in the West to the Pacific Islands in the East and are one of the biggest language groups on earth. Find out about these peoples, their history and culture and influences here in the Archipelago.
Learn about some of the most intriguing cultures in the Archipelago, their belief systems, culture, housing, stone megaliths and textiles. When were the first megaliths erected and by who? Why are the traditional houses on the island of Nias earthquake proof? Why do the people of Sumba have stone pulling ceremonies? Who built Gunung Padang and when? Are there are some mysteries that no-one knows the answers to? Come and find out in this new and interesting Study Group.
This Group meets on the 2nd and 4th Mondays of the month.
Jewellery and Adornments
This new study group will look at the ways people add things to their bodies to indicate their status within their society, prepare for special ceremonies or to enhance their appearance. There is a wide variety of different types of jewellery across the Archipelago as well as head-dresses, hats and tattooing.
This Group meets on the 2nd and 4th Tuesdays of the month at 1.00pm.
The Study Groups below may meet less frequently than twice a month and not necessarily on weekdays.
Indonesian Literature Group
Read Indonesian literature in translation in this combination Study Group/Book Club who meet Tuesdays once a month.
Night Study Group
The Night Study Group meets once a month at the IHS Library in Senayan. The presenters are members of the Society and guest speakers. The presentations are open to all IHS members.
Heritage Art Group
If you want to know your Srihadi from your Eko Nugroho, discover Jakarta's major and independent galleries, and the people who run them this is the group to join?
This group will meet twice a month on Saturday afternoons or during the week to visit galleries in Jakarta.