Józef Glinka SVD (1932–2018)

Died in Surabaya (Indonesia) on 30th August, 2018

Member of Anthropos Institute since 1963

Member of the Society of the Divine Word since 1950, ordained a priest in 1957, since 1965 till his death worked in Indonesia as a scholar and lecturer (Atma Jaya University in Jakarta; Widya Mandira University, Timor; Airlangga University in Surabaya, Java; SVD Major Seminary in Ledalero, Flores) but also as a missionary priest.
A physical anthropologist; he obtained his doctoral degree at the Jagiellonian University in Krakow, Poland (1969) and defended his habilitation thesis there (1977)

Josef Glinka: Gestalt und Herkunft. Beitrag zur anthropologischen Gliederung Indonesiens. 176 pp., 1978. ISBN 3-9213-8990-9. Studia Instituti Anthropos 35

Bernarda Rurit, Prof. Dr. habil. Josef Glinka, the pioneer of physical anthropology in Indonesia, Jakarta: Penerbit Buku Kompas, 2018, 520 pp. (the book was officially launched on 26th August 2018)

At the entrance to the former Dutch-Indian Medical School, since 1945 Airlangga University, Surabaya, Indonesia
(Photo: A. Danilewicz SVD)