ECDS, Woodruff Library showcase South Asian Studies digital humanities work

Scholars and library professionals working on digital humanities projects related to South Asia will gather at Emory University this spring for a two-day event, the Emory Digital Humanities Symposium: DH for the Study and Teaching of South Asia on April 6-7, 2018.

The interdisciplinary and international symposium brings together scholars and library professionals to highlight newly formed approaches to digital humanities in the field of South Asian Studies. The two-day program of panels, demonstrations, and a roundtable discussion follows the cycle of scholarly production, allowing participants to consider how the digital humanities fits into the creation of and access to archives, the analysis of research data, teaching, crafting scholarship, and publishing in South Asian Studies.

Archives Panel
Ellen Ambrosone and Neel Agrawal (South Asia Open Archives)
Gil Ben-Herut and Jon Keune (Connected Bhakti Bibliographies Database)
Guneeta Singh Bhalla (The 1947 Partition Archive)
Poushali Bhadury (Digitization in West Bengal Libraries)

Text Panel
Andrew Ollett (Technologies for Texts)
Nicole Merkel-Hilf (Naval Kishore Press – Digital)

Andrew Ollett (SARIT)
Charles Li and Tim Bellefleur (Digital Sanskrit Manuscripts)
Yigal Bronner (PANDiT)

Media Panel
Anandi Silva Knuppel (Knowledge and Media)
Sumathi Ramaswamy (Tasveer Ghar & Going Global in Mughal India)
James Nye, Susan Huntington, Bridget Madden (Huntington Archive of Buddhist and Asian Art)
Nicole Ranganath (Pioneering Punjabis Digital Archive)

Pedagogy Panel
Rahul Gairola (TBD)
Constance Kassor (Digital Assignments in the Buddhist Studies Classroom)
Mark McLaughlin (Hindu Temples in the Classroom using Virtual Reality)

Open Access Publishing Roundtable Amardeep Singh (The Kiplings and India), Melanie Kowalski (Copyright & Scholarly Communications Librarian), Sarah McKee (Senior Assoc. Director for Publishing at the Fox Center for Humanistic Inquiry), Andrew Ollett (Language of the Snakes for Luminos), Nicole Merkel-Hilf (CrossAsia eBooks)

The event is free and open to the public:

The symposium is supported by Emory Libraries and the Emory Center for Digital Scholarship and is generously funded by additional Emory sources including:

Read more: Emory Libraries blog story | March 19, 2018