Workshop – Asceticism in Asia and Mediterranean

Vincent Tournier (EFEO), Nicolas Elias (Inalco) et Tassos Anastassiadis (École française d’Athènes, EFA) organisent un atelier intitulé Regards croisés sur l’ascèse: Méditerranée, Asie(s). Cette première rencontre mobilise principalement des chercheurs et doctorants associés à l’EFEO et à l’EFA, dans le cadre du réseau des Écoles françaises à l’étranger (EFE) et avec le soutien du projet DHARMA. Cette journée se tiendra le 22 novembre, au siège de l’EFA à Athènes.

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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 []

Fieldnotes: Tiruppattūr, 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).

In Tiruppattūr திருப்பத்தூர் (Tiruppattūr Taluk, Sivaganga District), designated as Tiruputtūr in the inscriptions, we were looking, in the Tiruttaḷinātār திருத்தளிநாதார் Temple, for two inscribed slabs and found … three.

East gopura, Tiruttaḷinātar Temple, Tiruppāttur.

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