New South Asian Digital Archive Projects

The Endangered Archives Programme is funding six new digital archives project in and related to South Asia:

  • “To survey the East India Company and Colonial archives of Jamestown, St Helena, South Atlantic” (EAP 524)

Pilot project (6 months) coordinated by David Richardson, University of Hull.

  • “The narrative and ritual texts, narrative paintings and other performance related material belonging to the Buchen of Pin Valley, India” (EAP 548)

Pilot project (6 months) coordinated by Patrick Sutherland, University of the Arts London.

  • “Preserving memory II – documentation and digitisation of palm leaf manuscripts, Kerala, India (EAP 584)”

Major project (18 months) coordinated by Sudha Gopalakrishnan, SAHA: Stirring Action on Heritage and the Arts.

  • “Digitising Malay writing in Sri Lanka” (EAP609)

Major project (24 months) coordinated by Ronit Ricci, The Australian National University

  • “Exploring land and society in pre-partition Sindh (1843-1947): collecting and copying endangered records of Sehwan Sharif and beyond” (EAP 553)

Pilot project (12 months) coordinated by Remy Delage, Institut Français de Pondichéry.

  • “Endangered Urdu periodicals: preservation and access for vulnerable scholarly resources” (EAP566)

Coordinated by James Nye, University of Chicago.



PILC Tamil Summer School 2013

The Puducherry (Pondicherry) Institute of Linguistics and Culture holds its regular Tamil Summer School from 22 July – 31 August 2013.

The summer school offers an intensive education in spoken Tamil language at basic and intermediate levels, and it combines classroom lessons with field visits so that the participants can practice at most their language skills in the course of studies. Registration is open from 1 March – 30 April 2013.

The Tamil Summer School was initiated in 1998 by the Department of Social Sciences, French Institute, Puducherry to offer training to language researchers in Humanities and Social sciences. PILC has been organising this course since 2004. The medium of teaching is English as well as Tamil. The TSS focuses on Spoken Tamil rather than on the classical and written forms being taught in European Universities. The level of spoken Tamil course is intermediate.

For practical details, please see their PDF here: TSS_application_2013 – tamilpudu13