SASTRAWAN Wayan Jarrah









Wayan Jarrah Sastrawan is a historian of Indonesia. He specialises in the premodern history of Java and Bali, with a focus on texts written in the Old Javanese and Balinese languages. He completed his PhD on the topic of historical practices in Indic Java (circa 500-1500 CE), drawing primarily on Javanese epigraphic and manuscript sources. His research with the DHARMA project as a post-doctoral fellow at the EFEO concerns the social history of early Java.


Recent publications:

“The Word ‘Orangutan’: Old Malay Origin or European Concoction?”, Bijdragen tot de taal-, land-, en volkenkunde 176, 4 (2020): 532-541. DOI: 10.1163/22134379-bja10016

“Temporalities in Southeast Asian History”, History and Theory 59, 2 (2020): 210-226. DOI: 10.1111/hith.12155

“How to read a chronicle: the Pararaton as a conglomerate text”, Indonesia and the Malay World 48, 140 (2020): 2-23. [2019 Young Scholar Prize] DOI: 10.1080/13639811.2020.1701325

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