Indian and Indonesia Studies

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Prof. Ronit Ricci

Head of Department of Asian Studies

Prof. Ronit Ricci's research interests include Indonesian history and culture, Javanese and Malay manuscript literatures, Translation Studies, Islamic literary traditions in South and Southeast Asia, and exile and diaspora in colonial Asia.

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Dr. Arif Maftuhin

Postdoctoral Fellow

 

Dr. Maftuhin is an associate professor in Islamic Law at the State Islamic University of Sunan Kalijaga, Indonesia. Currently he is a postdoctoral fellow at the Department of Asian Studies, the Hebrew University of Jerusalem and collaborates with Prof. Ronit Ricci in the ERC-funded project, "Textual Microcosms: A New Approach in Translation Studies." He will work mainly on the literature of "kitab makna gandhul,"  a massive Javanese translation of Islamic Arabic books popularly used in the Islamic education system in Java, Indonesia.