A cultural anthropologist and development sociologist by training, Dr Sciortino earned her doctorate at the Vrije Universities, Amsterdam with honors. Currently, she is Associate Professor at the Institute for Population and Social Research, Mahidol University and Visiting Professor at the Master in International Development Studies (MAIDS), Chulalongkorn University in Thailand.

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Indonesian Glass Paintings

SEA Junction (or fully “Southeast Asia Junction”) is the core activity of the Foundation for Southeast Asia Studies, a registered non-profit Thai foundation established in 2018 with the aim is to foster knowledge and interaction on Southeast Asia in all socio-cultural dimensions.

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The O’ong Maryono Pencak Silat Awards is a small grant program that provides opportunities to research, document and publish about pencak silat, a rich, but still relatively unknown, Malay martial art established in the memory of Master O’ong Maryono.

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O‘ong Maryono & Rosalia Sciortino Collection
Mr. O’ong Maryono (1953-2013) was a well-known Indonesian Pencak Silat master. He not only did extensive research about martial arts but also shared with his wife, Dr. Rosalia Sciortino, an Italian medical anthropologist and development sociologist, adoration for glass paintings.

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