Gerrit Jan Held
1906 – 1955
Indonesian languages and cultures, cultural anthropology
|1906||born in Kampen on July 1|
|1925||matriculation gymnasium, Kampen|
|1931||MA language officer, Leiden University|
|1931-1935||MA Indonesian language and literature including Sanskrit, Leiden University|
|1935||PhD under the supervision of J.P.B. de Josselin de Jong, Leiden University|
|1935-1940||advisor/inspector in the service of the Dutch Bible society, New Guinea|
|1941-1945||in military service (KNIL) and prison camp|
|1946-1950||professor in cultural anthropology, University of Indonesia, Batavia|
|1951-1952||visiting professor and research associate, Yale University|
|1952-1955||research in Bima (Sumbawa)|
|1955||died in Djakarta on November 28|
- Josselin de Jong, J.P.B., Herdenking van Gerrit Jan Held (1 juli 1906 – 28 september 1955)”. In: Jaarboek KNAW 1955-1956: 239-252. Also in: BTLV 112,4 (1956): 343-354 (with a list of important writings, p. 354).
Except for his dissertation Held wrote no other publications in the field of South Asia studies.
1935 The Mahābhārata: an ethnological study, Amsterdam-London. – Also appeared as PhD thesis Leiden.