Monthly Archives: October 2019

Description of the Leiden Collection of Estampages of Indonesian Inscriptions

On 28 and 29 October, Adeline Levivier and Arlo Griffiths started working in the Leiden Universiy Library to describing the Kern Institute collection of estampages of Indonesian inscriptions. They held discussions with the library’s management about the planned digitization of these valuable documents for Indonesian epigraphy. A follow-up visit to Leiden is planned in the coming months, and digitization should start in the course of 2020.

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DHARMA Kickoff Meeting in Berlin (HU), September 2019: Report

The Humboldt University of Berlin (HU) had the honour of hosting the DHARMA Kick-off Meeting from September 16 to 21, 2019.

In the autumnal beauty of Berlin our international team with members from France, Germany, India, Italy, Belgium, the Netherlands, Hungary, Indonesia, Cambodia, Japan, Great Britain, Austria, and the USA came together and engaged in a fruitful academic exchange.

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EpiDoc Sessions in Paris

The Task-Force A of DHARMA (The Tamil South) will hold EpiDoc1 sessions on a regular basis at the EHESS, 54 Bld Raspail, 75016 Paris.

Likewise, the Task-Force C of DHARMA (Southeast Asia) will hold EpiDoc sessions on a regular basis at La Maison de l’Asie, 22 avenue du Président Wilson
75116 Paris, 4th floor.

Transliterated and tagged text of a Tamil inscription in TEI-XML

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  1. “EpiDoc is an international, collaborative effort that provides guidelines and tools for encoding scholarly and educational editions of ancient documents. It uses a subset of the Text Encoding Initiative’s standard for the representation of texts in digital form and was developed initially for the publication of digital editions of ancient inscriptions (e.g. Inscriptions of Aphrodisias, Vindolanda Tablets). Its domain has expanded to include the publication of papyri and manuscripts (e.g. Papyri.info). It addresses not only the transcription and editorial treatment of texts themselves, but also the history and materiality of the objects on which the texts appear (i.e., manuscripts, monuments, tablets, papyri, and other text-bearing objects). Latest Release of all EpiDoc code: 9.0 (December 2017)” Source: EpiDoc website, visited 2019-01-01 []