May 19, 2020

Book Review: Richard Fox, More than Words. Transforming Script, Agency, and Collective Life in Bali.

Richard Fox, More than Words. Transforming Script, Agency, and Collective  Life in Bali. Ithaca and London: Cornell University Press, 2018, 264 p. ISBN 9781501725357. Writing  and  […]
March 25, 2020

Global Pandemic, It’s Time to Read Old Manuscripts from Home!

At present, the world is facing a global pandemic due to the spread of the Coronavirus (Covid-19). Herewith we express our deep concern and hope that […]
March 13, 2020

“Illustrated Manuscripts from Yogyakarta and the Attire the Figures on the Illustrations Wear”

Dr Dick van der Meij, DREAMSEA’s Academic Advisor and Liaison Officer was invited to deliver a lecture during the International Symposium on Royal Attire and Civilization […]
February 6, 2020

Gods, birds, and trees; Variation in illustrated Javanese pawukon manuscripts

Many libraries in the world preserve Javanese pawukonmanuscripts containing divinatory calendars based on the Javanese 30 seven-day wukucycle. Collections are found in the National Library of Indonesia in […]
February 6, 2020

The Ricklefs collection at Leiden University Libraries. Some material features

Manuscripts are not only about content. The leather bindings, the kinds of paper, and the ink used may tell us stories without words – material talks. […]
February 6, 2020

Javanese poetics and canto indicators: Jaya Lengkara Wulang (MSS Jav 24)

I Today’s guest blog, highlighting one of the most important Javanese manuscripts from Yogyakartawhich has just been digitised, is by Dr Dick van der Meij from […]
February 6, 2020

Made for a Prince, Given to a Princess: An Illustrated Javanese Manuscript of the Dewa Ruci

In 1927, J.C.F. von Mühlen, the private secretary of Prince Hendrik, the husband of Queen Wilhelmina, donated a beautiful manuscript of the Dewa Ruci to their […]
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