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Lydia Kieven

Lydia Kieven obtained her PhD degree in Southeast Asian Studies at the University of Sydney and is an expert in ancient Javanese art. Her book, Following the Cap-figure in Majapahit Temple Reliefs, was published by Brill (Leiden) in 2013, followed by its Indonesian translation Menelusuri Figur Bertopi dalam Relief Candi Zaman Majapahit, by École française d’Extrême-Orient (Jakarta) in 2014. She has taught Indonesian language at German universities and institutes since 2003 and frequently lectures on Javanese culture and art at the universities of Bonn, Frankfurt, Heidelberg and other institutions. In recent years she has been involved in activities surrounding the revitalization of “Panji-culture” as a form of local wisdom in East Java.

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