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Julia A. B. Hegewald Institute for Oriental and Asian studies, University of Bonn, Germany

Julia A B Hegewald is Professor and Head of Department of Asian and Islamic Art History, in the Institute for Oriental and Asian Studies (IOA) at the University of Bonn, Germany. She is Director of the Emmy Noether Research Project on Jainism in Karnataka, funded by the German Research Foundation (DFG). She has been a Reader in Art History and Visual Studies at the University of Manchester (2007–10), a postdoctoral Fellow at the South Asia Institute at Heidelberg University (2005–07) and a Research Fellow at University College Oxford (1998–2005). She graduated from the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS), University of London, from where she also holds a PhD. She is the author of Water Architecture in South Asia: A Study of Types, Developments and Meanings (2002), Jaina Temple Architecture in India: The Development of a Distinct Language in Space and Ritual (2009) and the editor of The Jaina Heritage: Distinction, Decline and Resilience (2010).