Dr. Andrea Acri is Visiting Fellow at the Nalanda-Sriwijaya Centre, ISEAS–Yusof Ishak Institute (Singapore) and Visiting Assistant Professor in the School of Historical Studies, Nalanda University (India). He was trained at Leiden University (PhD 2011, MA 2006) and University of Rome ‘Sapienza’ (Laurea degree, 2005). He has held postdoctoral/research fellowships in the Netherlands (IIAS), Australia (ANU), the UK (Oxford Centre for Hindu Studies), and Singapore (Asia Research Institute, NUS).
Dr. Acri’s work focuses on the history of ideas in South and Southeast Asia. His main interests are Hinduism and Indian Philosophy, Tantric Śaivism and Buddhism, and the transfer and transformation of Indic religions across Monsoon Asia. He is involved in the edition and translation of unpublished Old Javanese and Sanskrit texts, and has written on premodern Javanese literature and visual/performative arts, as well as modern Balinese Hinduism. His publications include the monograph Dharma Pātañjala; A Śaiva Scripture from Ancient Java Studied in the Light of Related Old Javanese and Sanskrit Texts (Gonda Indological Studies XVI, Egbert Forsten Publishing/Brill, 2011), the co-edited volume From Laṅkā Eastwards: The Rāmāyaṇa in the Literature and Visual Arts of Indonesia (KITLV Press, 2011, with Helen Creese and Arlo Griffiths), special guest-edited issues of the International Journal of Hindu Studies (17-3, 2013, with Andrea Marion Pinkney) and the Journal of Hindu Studies (7-2, 2014), and more than 20 articles in peer-reviewed international journals and edited volumes.
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Nov. 12, 2015, 4:00 pm