[INDOLOGY] SARIT: DFG/NEH award officially announced

Jan E.M. Houben jemhouben at gmail.com
Fri Jun 7 02:35:30 UTC 2013

SoRTing and inSeRTing my SeaRches, I'm
SuRprised to see how
SARIT is flawlessly flowing into my philology.

Congratulations and thanks for the efforts to lift
the e-text from its current grey status.

On 6 June 2013 03:19, Dominik Wujastyk <wujastyk at gmail.com> wrote:

> I am very pleased to announce that a project
> ​to ​
> ​​
> further develop the
> ​​ <http://sarit.indology.info/>
> ​​ <http://sarit.indology.info/>
>  ​​ <http://sarit.indology.info/>
> SARIT <http://sarit.indology.info>
> ​​
> ​​
> digital ​​
> ​​
> ​​corpus
> ​​
> has succeeded in attracting major funding from the National Endowment for
> the Humanities and the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft.
> Profs. Sheldon Pollock (Columbia, New York) and Birgit Kellner
> (Heidelberg) applied to a
> ​bilateral USA-German funding program for the development of digital
> humanities.  The application was a success, and the announcement can be
> read on the NEH website<http://www.neh.gov/divisions/odh/grant-news/announcing-4-nehdfg-bilateral-digital-humanities-program-awards>
> .
> The SARIT website notes that,
>  The history of SARIT looks back to a meeting convened by Prof. Richard
>> Lariviere at the University of Texas in 1988 that brought together many
>> specialists interested in creating a "TLG <http://www.tlg.uci.edu/> for
>> Indic," i.e., a corpus of machine-readable texts in Indian languages. The minutes
>> of that meeting<http://www.academia.edu/360194/Report_on_the_Sanskrit_Text_Archive_Conference_Austin_Texas_October_28-29_1988>still make interesting reading today, and lay out some of the rationales
>> underlying the present project. [...] Things have moved forward since 1988,
>> especially in corpus linguistics, computer networking, and encoding
>> standards. SARIT takes advantage of all these new developments, especially
>> Unicode, XML and the Text Encoding Initiative.
> Prof. Pollock and I both attended the 1988 meeting in Texas, and the
> present project will go a large way towards fulfilling the ideas that were
> born then.
> I would like to take this opportunity to recognize the fine work of other
> corpus projects in our field of indology, such as the Digital Sanskrit
> Buddhist Canon, the DCS, Muktabodha, Indica & Buddhica, the Sanskrit
> Library, and especially of course GRETIL and TITUS.  All these projects
> have great strengths, and afford important new ways of accessing and
> studying Indian literatures.  SARIT will
> ​​
> make its own unique contribution.
> ​Dr Dominik Wujastyk
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Prof. Dr. Jan E.M. Houben,
Directeur d Etudes « Sources et Histoire de la Tradition Sanskrite »
Ecole Pratique des Hautes Etudes, SHP,
A la Sorbonne,45-47, rue des Ecoles,
75005 Paris -- France.
JEMHouben at gmail.com

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