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Dr Lydia Kieven

Dr Lydia Kieven, born in Germany in 1956, obtained her PhD degree in Southeast Asian Studies at the University of Sydney. She lives in Cologne/Germany. She is an expert in ancient Javanese art, in particular of temple reliefs depicting the so-called Panji stories. The book Following the cap-figure in Majapahit temple reliefs, based on her PhD thesis, was published by Brill in Leiden/NL in 2013, followed by the Indonesian translation published by EFEO (École française d'Extrême-Orient) Jakarta in 2014. 
She has been involved in activities surrounding the revitalization of ancient Javanese traditions, in particular of the "Panji tradition". In recent years she has continued doing research on new aspects of the Panji tradition and Panji literature. She published a number of articles and books on the topics of her interest and expertise, in German, English and Indonesian language, and she gave lectures in different countries.
Since 2003 she has been teaching Indonesian Language at German universities and institutes, and lecturing on Javanese culture and ancient Javanese art, among others at the department of Southeast Asian Studies at the University of Frankfurt, at the University of Heidelberg, and at the University of Bonn.  
She made translations of Indonesian papers and articles into English and German, and works as a translator in court affairs.
Her expertise in the topic of Panji and in the terminology of Javanese settings and philosophy make her apt to translate belle-lettre of this specific context.

Translations of Indonesian books into German: 
Avianti Armand: Perfect & other short stories. Jakarta: Lontar Foundation. 2015.

Translations of French academic books:
Claude Jacques, Angkor. Munich: Hirmer.
Gilles Béguin, Suzanne Held, Nepal. Munich: Hirmer. 1997.


In the pitching session 3 March 2022 she introduced:
Tembang dan Perang (novel) by Junaedi Setiyono, Indonesia

For further information please contact:

Dr Lydia Kieven
Berrenrather Str. 315 C
D-50937 Köln
Tel. +49 (0)221 409626 /
Mob. +49 (0)176 504 666 04
Website: www.lydia-kieven.com


Copyright foto: Lydia Kieven

Dr Lydia Kieven

Dr Lydia Kieven, born in Germany in 1956, obtained her PhD degree in Southeast Asian Studies at the University of Sydney. She lives in Cologne/Germany. She is an expert in ancient Javanese art, in particular of temple reliefs depicting the so-called Panji stories. The book Following the cap-figure in Majapahit temple reliefs, based on her PhD thesis, was published by Brill in Leiden/NL in 2013, followed by the Indonesian translation published by EFEO (École française d'Extrême-Orient) Jakarta in 2014. 
She has been involved in activities surrounding the revitalization of ancient Javanese traditions, in particular of the "Panji tradition". In recent years she has continued doing research on new aspects of the Panji tradition and Panji literature. She published a number of articles and books on the topics of her interest and expertise, in German, English and Indonesian language, and she gave lectures in different countries.
Since 2003 she has been teaching Indonesian Language at German universities and institutes, and lecturing on Javanese culture and ancient Javanese art, among others at the department of Southeast Asian Studies at the University of Frankfurt, at the University of Heidelberg, and at the University of Bonn.  
She made translations of Indonesian papers and articles into English and German, and works as a translator in court affairs.
Her expertise in the topic of Panji and in the terminology of Javanese settings and philosophy make her apt to translate belle-lettre of this specific context.

Translations of Indonesian books into German: 
Avianti Armand: Perfect & other short stories. Jakarta: Lontar Foundation. 2015.

Translations of French academic books:
Claude Jacques, Angkor. Munich: Hirmer.
Gilles Béguin, Suzanne Held, Nepal. Munich: Hirmer. 1997.


In the pitching session 3 March 2022 she introduced:
Tembang dan Perang (novel) by Junaedi Setiyono, Indonesia

For further information please contact:

Dr Lydia Kieven
Berrenrather Str. 315 C
D-50937 Köln
Tel. +49 (0)221 409626 /
Mob. +49 (0)176 504 666 04
Website: www.lydia-kieven.com


Copyright foto: Lydia Kieven