Tuesday, 10 May 2022, 6.45pm for 7pm
Embassy of the Republic of Indonesia in London,
30 Great Peter Street, London SW1P 2BU
Zoom meeting ID: 861 1289 2141,NO Passcode.
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The journal Indonesia and the Malay World has published a special issue on the work of the late Dr Russell Jones (1926–2019), former Lecturer of Indonesian at SOAS and member of the Anglo-Indonesian Society. It gathers together his research from over four decades on the paper and watermarks used in Malay manuscripts, which remain of fundamental importance today.
Through his work, Dr Jones has demonstrated how paper and watermarks are crucial for helping us understand the Malay manuscript tradition and its development. They can also provide insights into the economic and social history of Southeast Asia. In this talk, Dr Farouk Yahya, guest editor of this special issue, will provide a brief background on the publication and share some of Dr Jones’ most important findings.
Dr Farouk Yahya is Research Associate in the Department of History of Art and Archaeology, School of Arts, SOAS University of London. His research interests include the Southeast Asian arts of the book, as well as texts and images relating to magic and divination. He is the author of Magic and Divination in Malay Illustrated Manuscripts (Brill, 2016), editor of The Arts of Southeast Asia from the SOAS Collections (Areca Books, 2017), and co-editor of Islamicate Occult Sciences in Theory and Practice (Brill, 2021). Council Member, Annabel Gallop, will moderate the session.
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