New Seminar at L’Orientale University — “Being a Humanist in the digital age”

DHARMA is please to announce that a seminar “Being a Humanist in the digital age” curated by Giulia Buriola and Csaba Kiss will be held at the University of Naples L’Orientale.

Offered by the Department of Asian, African and Mediterranean Studies as part of the ERC-Synergy Grant DHARMA project, this seminar aims to provide an introduction to humanistic computer science for licence and master’s students, as well as for all interested parties.

Topics include: Digital Philology, Geographical Information System (GIS), XML, Python, photogrammetry, and data visualizations. The theoretical introduction will be joined by hands-on sessions to practice the tools introduced.

Date: 18th of March, 1st ; 15th and 29th of April, 13th and 27th of May 2020
Venue: Palazzo Corigliano, Room T4

The seminar is open to all interested.

Registration is required.
To register, please contact:
Csaba Kiss : csaba.kiss.email@gmail.com
Giulia Buriola : giulia.buriola@hotmail.it
Adding in copy Florinda De Simini : fdesimini@unior.it

Fieldnotes: Tiruvoṟṟiyūr, Tamil Nadu, August 2019

On August 27, 2019, Emmanuel Francis visited the Śaiva temple complex at Tiruvoṟṟiyūr திருவொற்றியூர் (13°09’39.60″N, 80°17’56.30″E; Figs. 1‒2), in the North of Chennai (ex-Madras). The temple-site is one of the richest in inscriptions in the region, with no less than 200 inscriptions.

Fig. 1: Tiruvoṟṟiyūr R.S. (Railway Station), on the suburban lines of Chennai; entrance to the Temple of Śiva/Īśvaraṉ/Civaṉ.

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Fieldnotes: Uttiramērūr, Tamil Nadu, August 2019

On August 24 & 25, 2019, Emmanuel Francis (CNRS) and Babu N. Ramaswamy (EFEO, Pondicherry) surveyed the site of Uttiramērūr உத்திரமேரூர் or Uttaramērūr உத்தரமேரூர், focussing on the Vaikuṇṭhaperumāḷ temple (12°36’55.19″N, 79°45’29.63″E; Fig. 1), which, rather than a usual temple was in fact the seat of the local assembly (sabhā) of Brahmins during the Pallava and Cōḻa periods.

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Fieldnotes: Pāṇḍya Inscriptions, Tamil Nadu, August 2019

From August 11 to 15, 2019, Emmanuel Francis (CNRS), Valérie Gillet (EFEO, Paris) and Babu N. Ramaswamy (EFEO, Pondicherry) surveyed sites with inscriptions in the Sivaganga, Viruthunagar and Madurai districts in the State of Tamil Nadu. The principal goal was to locate, document and read inscriptions of the Early Pāṇḍyas (9th and 10th c.) pre-selected on the basis of the corpus collected and translated by K.G. Krishnan (Inscriptions of the Early Pāṇḍyas, 2002, hereafter IEP).

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