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Friday, March 27, 2015
Intensive Course in Old Javanese
Second Intensive course in Old Javanese
Trawas, Mojokerto, East Java, Indonesia - 31 July through 15 August 2015
organized by the National Library of the Republic of Indonesia (Perpusnas) in collaboration with the École française d'Extrême-Orient (EFEO) and the Royal Netherlands Institute for Southeast Asian and Caribbean Studies (KITLV)
Aiming to support the training of a new generation of Old Javanese philologists and to stimulate international collaboration in this field, the National Library of the Republic of Indonesia (Perpusnas) in collaboration with the École française d'Extrême-Orient (French School of Asian Studies, EFEO) and the Royal Netherlands Institute for Southeast Asian and Caribbean Studies (KITLV) will organize this year, for the second time, an international intensive course in Old Javanese.
Concept. An academic retreat lasting 15 days attended by about 20 students who will be guided in intensive manner by three specialists of Old Javanese philology. The program will take place in typical Javanese natural surroundings while the learning experience will be enriched by excursions to vestiges of ancient Hindu and Buddhist civilization in East Java.
Aim. The student who has completed the intensive course is able independently to read and analyse Old Javanese texts and is aware of the available research tools (Dictionaries, Grammars, etc.).
Location. The program will take place on a location on the flank of Mount Penanggungan in East Java that is conducive to intensive collective study and in whose vicinity are found vestiges of ancient Java such as temples, sculptures and stone inscriptions in Old Javanese language.
Dates. The program will take place from 31 July through 15 August, 2015.
Teachers. The team of teachers is composed of Willem van der Molen (KITLV and University of Indonesia), Arlo Griffiths (EFEO and UI) and Dwi Puspitorini (UI).
Course content. The first week we will focus on intensive study of Old Javanese grammar, after which, during the second week, we will read representative samples of three principal genres of the Old Javanese textual corpus: Parwas, Kakawins, Inscriptions (2 hours per day each). Students who already have significant experience with Old Javanese, for instance after graduating from last year's course, can also be accommodated.
Language of Instruction. English.
Participants. We will admit about 15 participants from Indonesian universities or other institutions. We also welcome about 5 foreign scholars of Sanskrit or other related fields, or foreign graduate students, who wish to learn Old Javanese.
Admission. Admission will proceed through selection on the basis of an application file, which should consist of:
(a) your CV
(b) a statement of motivation explaining your interest in participation
(c) if relevant a reasoned request for financial support toward your international travel costs
Admission for foreign participants will be open from the date of publication of this announcement until 15 April.
Costs. Selected participants are expected to travel on their own expense to Juanda International Airport in Surabaya. In exceptional cases, we may be able to offer a contribution to those costs. There is no registration fee, and we will shoulder the costs of transportation between Surabaya and the location on Mount Penanggungan, lodging, board, excursions, and study material.