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Symposium Panji stories in manuscripts and performance

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.

The Prince of Jenggala and the many faces of Panji
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.

We hope to welcome you at the symposium on 21 September . Please let us know if you’re joining us by sending us an email: aanmelding@library.leidenuniv.nl (subject: Symposium Panji stories and number of attendees) or by phone: 071-527 28 32.

Date:  21 September  
Time:  10:00 - 17:00 hours
Venue: Leiden University Library and Lipsius Building

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