Fragile Prospects of Epigraphy

‘Epigraphy staring at an uncertain future’

 

article by R.Krishna Kumar published in The Hindu (Mysore edition) 12/02/2012

 

Reckoned to be the bedrock of ancient Indian historical studies, epigraphy is at the crossroads and stares into an uncertain future given societal preference for remunerative career choices rather than academic and scholarly pursuits […]

Speaking to The Hindu , Director (Epigraphy) T.S. Ravishankar said it was time to review the present scenario related to epigraphic studies and called for intensive and extensive surveys to record, document and copy the epigraphic material […]

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40th IIS World Congress

 

 

The 40th World Congress of the International Institute of Sociology will take place in Delhi, India, on Thursday, 16 February – Sunday, 19 February, 2012. The theme of the congress is:

After Western Hegemony: Social Science and its Publics.

To read more about the theme of the congress, click here.

 

5 sessions will be addressing related issues of memoryand archive:

 

Anamnesis: Memory, Time and Recital

Session Conveners: Claudia Tazreiter and Helen Pringle, University of New South Wales

 

The Archive and Its Afterlives

Session Convener: Baidik Bhattacharya, University of Delhi

 

Archives for Maintaining Community and Society in the Digital Age I

Session Convener: Keiji Fujiyoshi, Koyasan University, Wakayama

 

Archives for Maintaining Community and Society in the Digital Age II

Session Convener: Keiji Fujiyoshi, Koyasan University, Wakayama

 

Shards of Memory: Memorials, Commemorations, Remembrance

Session Convener: Radhika Chopra, University of Delhi