Welyne Jeffrey Jehom

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Welyne Jeffrey Jehom



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Welyne Jeffrey

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University of Malaya, Malaysia





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Dr Welyne Jeffrey Jehom (Malaysia) has been heading the Centre for Malaysian Indigenous Studies since 2018, and teaches Anthropology and Sustainable Development at the Department of Anthropology & Sociology, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences of University of Malaya. Her research engagement with the conservation of intangible cultural heritage began with a High Impact Research Grant in 2013. Since then, her research interest has been focused on the development of indigenous intangible knowledge as a tool for rural development from within the community, in particular, community empowerment in the production, dissemination, and conservation of pua kumbu in Sarawak. She has been developing the intangible knowledge of the pua kumbu into digital applications and polysensorial exhibitions such as the Textile Tale of Pua Kumbu since 2015. Her most recent exhibition was in Paris, summer 2018. The community engagement of her academic research has been awarded the Malaysian Best Practice in Social and Economic Solidarity by the SSE (Solidaire et socio economique) project of European Union in 2015. In the same year, she was the first-runner up of the Merdeka Award Challenge for the conservation of intangible knowledge. She is in the process of writing a book on the pua kumbu intangible knowledge conservation and development.

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“Welyne Jeffrey Jehom,” NTU CCA Singapore Digital Archive, accessed April 15, 2024, https://ntuccasingapore.omeka.net/items/show/4038.