MEDICAL MANUSCRIPTS IN THE NUSANTARA CONTEXT

Munawar Holil

Abstract

This article discusses studies that have been conducted on medical manuscripts in the Nusantara, especially those that have been presented in International Symposium on Nusantara Manuscripts initiated by Manassa (The Indonesian Association for Nusantara Manuscripts), National Seminar, and JUMANTARA Journal initiated by the National Library of Indonesia. In addition, it also discusses research on Nusantara medical manuscripts outside the Manassa forum and the National Library of Indonesia, especially those that have been conducted by researchers in Indonesia. The discussion of the results of this research is expected to provide an overview of medical manuscripts that have been studied, who the researchers are, and kind of studies that have been conducted on medical manuscripts in Nusantara. In the next section, it discusses the potential of Nusantara medical manuscripts, especially the manuscripts stored in Indonesia. The discussion in this section focuses on attempts to trace and explain the potential of Nusantara medical manuscript stored in Indonesia. The search effort of these medical manuscripts is based on the information of various manuscript catalogs, in particular the catalog of "local" manuscripts. Through the search of various manuscript catalogs, it‟s expected to know how the potential of Nusantara medical manuscripts. This effort is expected to provide a "map" of the potential of Nusantara medical manuscripts in Indonesia.

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