Introduction and practical information
As a conclusion to a four-year project dedicated to developing and enriching a collection of digital texts in Sanskrit and other Indian languages, the team behind SARIT is convening a workshop called “The Future of Digital Texts in South Asian Studies.” The goal is twofold. First, we want to survey and reflect on the current state of digital texts in our field. What is a “digital text”? How are they produced? Who is responsible for them? How are they provided to users? Who are their users, and what do they do with them? How, if at all, have they changed the landscape of research and teaching? Second, we want to reflect on the future of digital texts. What could we be doing with them that we aren’t doing yet? What inspiration can we take from projects in other fields? What emerging technologies can we take advantage of? How can we better integrate our various digital projects? How can we involve communities of students, teachers, and researchers in the production, curation, and publication of digital texts?
22 May 2017
- 10:00--10:30 Birgit Kellner: The development of SARIT 2013–2017: goals, achievements, problems
- 10:30--11:00 Dominik Wujastyk: What do users want from SARIT in future?
- 11:00--11:30 Coffee break
History through Indic Texts
- 11:30--12:30 Bronner, Yigal: Indic Prosopography in the Digital Age
- 12:30--14:00 Lunch break
- 14:00--15:00 Kellner, Birgit: Bibliography and prosopography in the digital age: EAST (Epistemology and Argumentation in South Asia and Tibet) and its challenges
- 15:00--16:00 Baums, Stefan: Documents, Databases and Networks: Scholarly Work on Gāndhārī in the Digital Age
- 16:00--16:30 Coffee break
- 16:30--17:30 Bajracharya, Manik and Christof Zotter: Turning pre-modern documents into digital texts: The pragmatics of an approach
- 17:30--19:00: Software demonstrations
- Where: Institute for the Cultural and Intellectual History of Asia (IKGA), Hollandstraße 11-13/2, 1020 Vienna, Austria
- When: 2017-05-22 to 2017-05-24
- T: (+43 1) 515 81 / 6400
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