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Symposium | Panji stories in manuscripts and performance

September 21 @ 10:00 - 17:00

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The Prince of Jenggala and the many faces of Panji
Panji stories are among the most popular works of Indonesian literature, art and theatre. To celebrate the recent Unesco-recognition of this important genre, the Leiden University Library and KITLV will hold a one-day symposium in Leiden on 21 September 2018 exploring Panji stories in manuscripts, paintings and dramatic performance. Through scholarly as well as artistic presentations, this broad-scope symposium will emphasize the many different ways in which these ancient stories were and still are passed on. It showcases the genre in all its diversity, including versions from different Indonesian and Mainland Southeast Asian regions, written or chanted texts, paintings and scrolls, and dramatic performances with masks or puppets. We close the day with a Javanese wayang-play presenting an exciting new interpretation of the Panji theme.

This symposium is organized by Leiden University Libraries (UBL) and KITLV.

Please register if you wish to attend: ln.vi1532015136nuned1532015136iel.y1532015136rarbi1532015136l@gni1532015136dlemn1532015136aa1532015136


September 21
10:00 - 17:00
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Leiden University Library and Lipsius Building