LINGUIST List 26.1645

Fri Mar 27 2015

Summer Schools: Second International Intensive Course in Old Javanese / Trawas, Jawa Timur, Indonesia

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Date: 27-Mar-2015
From: Arlo Griffiths <>
Subject: Second International Intensive Course in Old Javanese / Trawas, Jawa Timur, Indonesia
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Second International Intensive Course in Old Javanese / Trawas, Jawa Timur, Indonesia


Dates: 31-Jul-2015 - 15-Aug-2015
Location: Trawas, Jawa Timur, Indonesia

Focus: 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.

Minimum Education Level: Undergraduate

The Intensive Course takes the format of 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.

Students who have completed the intensive course are able to independently read and analyse Old Javanese texts and are aware of the available research tools (dictionaries, grammars, etc.).

The program will take place in 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.

The team of teachers is composed of:

- Willem van der Molen (KITLV and University of Indonesia)
- Arlo Griffiths (EFEO and UI)
- Dwi Puspitorini (UI)

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 (two 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.

We will admit about 15 participants from Indonesian universities or other institutions. We also welcome about five foreign scholars of Sanskrit or other related fields, or foreign graduate students who wish to learn Old Javanese.

Language of instruction is English.

Linguistic Field(s): Historical Linguistics

Subject Languages: Javanese

Language Families: Austronesian

Tuition: 0 USD

Tuition Explanation: 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.

Registration: 27-Mar-2015 to 15-Apr-2015

Contact Person: Arlo Griffiths

Apply by Email:

Registration Instructions:
Admission will proceed through selection on the basis of an application file,
which should consist of:

- your CV
- a statement of motivation explaining your interest in participation
- if relevant, a reasoned request for financial support toward your international travel costs

Please compile your application in a single pdf file and send it to as soon as possible to:
- Panitia Kursus Intensif Bahasa Jawa Kunoemail:
- with cc to

Admission for foreign participants will be open until 15 April.

Page Updated: 27-Mar-2015