DEGROOT Véronique

Véronique Degroot has a BA in Archaeology and art history from the Université Catholique de Louvain (Belgium), a MA in archaeology from SOAS (London) and a PhD from Leiden University (the Netherlands). Her researches focus on the archaeology of the early Hindu-Buddhist period in Indonesia. She has been involved in many archaeological projects in Sumatra and Java, among others in Batujaya, Padang Lawas, Batang and Kendal. Since 2012, she is co-director, with Agustijanto Indrajaya, of the PANTURAH project. This joined French-Indonesian project combines archaeological survey and exploratory excavations to assess the archaeological potential of the north coast of Central Java. Véronique Degroot’s interests include religious architecture, ancient settlement patterns and the relationship between the built and the natural landscape.

Véronique Degroot is part of Task Force C of the ERC DHARMA project. She will direct the excavations at Bumiayu, a Hindu religious site in south Sumatra (9th–12th c.).

Selected publications

2016 [With Baskoro Tjahjono & Agustijanto Indrajaya] “Prospection archéologique de la côte nord de Java Centre : le district de Kendal”, Bulletin de l’École française d’Extrême-Orient 101, pp. 327-356.

2014 “The Architecture of Si Pamutung. Between local traditions and Javanese influences”. In Daniel Perret et Heddy Surachman (eds.), History of Padang Lawas. I. The Site of Si Pamutung (9th century-13th century AD), pp. 37-63. Paris: Archipel (Cahiers d’Archipel 42).

2014 [with Agustijanto Indrajaya] “Prospection archéologique de la côte nord de Java Centre : le district de Batang”. Bulletin de l’École française d’Extrême-Orient 99, pp. 351-383.

2013 [with A. Griffiths & Baskoro Tjahjono] “Les pierres cylindriques inscrites du Candi Gunung Sari (Java Centre, Indonésie) et les noms des directions de l’espace en vieux-javanais”. Bulletin de l’École française d’Extrême-Orient 97-98, pp. 367-390.

2010 [with M.J. Klokke] “Interrelationships of Central Javanese temple remains: the example of Asu, Lumbung, and Pendem”. Archipel 80, pp. 45-76.

2009 Candi Space and Landscape. A study on the distribution, orientation and spatial organization of Central Javanese temple remains. Leiden: Sidestone Press (Mededelingen van het Rijksmuseum voor Volkenkunde 38).

2008 “Ancient bathing places of Central Java: a short survey”. Aziatische kunst 38 (4), pp. 62-67.

2006 “The Archaeological Remains of Ratu Boko: from Sri Lankan Buddhism to Hinduism”. Indonesia and the Malay World 34, pp. 55-74.

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