Arlo Griffiths received his PhD in Sanskrit philology from Leiden University, the Netherlands, in 2004. After holding a position as lecturer in Indian Religions at the University of Groningen, the Netherlands (2004–05), and holding the chair of Sanskrit at Leiden University (2005–08), he joined the École française d’Extrême-Orient (French School of Asian Studies, EFEO) in 2008 as Professor of Southeast Asian History, the position he still holds today. He was posted at the EFEO’s Jakarta Center from 2009 through 2014, then based in Lyon, France, from 2015 through 2022, and since recently posted again at the EFEO’s Jakarta Center, starting in September 2022. In the framework of an institutional partnership, he teaches and supervises graduate students at the École Pratique des Hautes Études (EPHE) in Paris. From 2019 to 2025, he is serving as one of three principal investigators of a major project funded in the European Research Council’s Synergy scheme: DHARMA (The Domestication of “Hindu” Asceticism and the Religious Making of South and Southeast Asia). His various authored and coedited works include The Atharvaveda and its Paippalādaśākhā (2007), The Paippalādasaṃhitā of the Atharvaveda, Kāṇḍas 6 and 7 (2009), From Laṅka Eastwards: The Rāmāyaṇa in the Literature and Visual Arts of Indonesia (2011), The Inscriptions of Campā at the Museum of Cham Sculpture in Đà Nẵng (2012), Domestic Rituals of the Atharvaveda in the Paippalāda Tradition of Orissa: Śrīdhara’s Vivāhādikarmapañjikā, vol. I (2018), and Champa: Territories and Networks of a Southeast Asian Kingdom (2019). He has moreover conceived and co-edited three digital epigraphical corpora, which can be consulted online. For digital copies of most of his printed publications, see cv.archives-ouvertes.fr/arlo-griffiths.
Borobudur Writers & Cultural Festival
Borobudur Writers & Cultural Festival adalah wahana pertemuan bagi para penulis baik fiksi maupun non fiksi, para pekerja kreatif, aktivis budaya dan keagamaan lintas iman. Pada tiap tahunnya BWCF berusaha menyajikan tema utama terpilih yang dianggap mampu merangsang para hadirin untuk menyadari kembali keunikan dan kekayaan berbagai pemikiran sastra, kesenian dan religi nusantara.