SOAS University of London

SOAS South Asia Institute

Data Management in Asian Humanities and Social Sciences


Date: 13 November 2017Time: 9:00 AM

Finishes: 14 November 2017Time: 5:00 PM

Venue: Friends House, Euston Rd, NW1 2BJ Room: George Fox Room

Type of Event: Workshop



Monday 13 November 2017

9:30am Dr Nathan W. Hill (SOAS) and Dr Johann-Mattis List (MPI for the Science of Human History, Jena) "Data management in the reconstruction of Proto-Burmish"

10am Robert Bracey (British Museum) and Amelia Dowler (British Museum), "Data management for South Asian numismatic projects"

10:30am Dr Marc Miyake (British Museum), "Data management for the decipherment of the Pyu language"

11am Coffee break

11:30am Dr Orna Almogi (Hamburg) and Prof Dorji Wangchuk (Hamburg), "The gSung-rten Database: a multifaceted platform for storing and publishing Tibetan materials"

12pm Dr Mandana Seyfeddinipur (SOAS), "Data management in the Endangered Languages Archive"

12:30pm Lucas den Boer (Leiden), "Data management in the historiography of Jaina philosophy"

1pm Lunch

2:30pm Dr Gethin Rees (British Library), "Data management in collaborative humanities research projects"

3pm Luke Heslop (SOAS), "Data management in Roads and the Politics of Thought: Ethnographic Approaches to Infrastructure Development in South Asia"

3:30pm Dr Céline Redard (SOAS), "Data management in the Multimedia Yasna"

4pm Tea break

Tuesday 14 November 2017

9:30am Dr Jim Mallinson (SOAS), "Data management in the Haṭha Yoga Project"

10am Jeff Wallman (Tibetan Buddhist Resource Centre) and Élie Roux (Tibetan Buddhist Resource Centre), "Data management strategies at the Buddhist Digital Resource Center"

10:30am Dr Jason Hawkes (British Museum), "Data management in Land, Settlement and Society: the Archaeology of Societal Transformations During the Gupta Era"

11am Coffee break

11:30am Dr Donald Sturgeon (Harvard), "Data management in the Chinese Text Project"

12pm Dr Dániel Balogh (British Museum), "Digital adventures in Indic epigraphy"

12:30pm Dr Gergely Hidas (British Museum), "Data management in the critical edition of Sanskrit manuscripts"

1pm Lunch

2:30pm Prof Friederike Luepke (SOAS), "Data management in Crossroads: Investigating the Unexplored Side of Multilingualism"

3pm Jack Clift (SOAS), "Data management in Multilingual Locals and Significant Geographies"

3:30pm Helen Porter (SOAS), "Funder guidelines on data management"

4pm Tea break

4:30pm Prof Jonathan Silk (Leiden), "Closing remarks"


Registration is required of all participants

Organiser: SOAS University of London

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Contact Tel: +44 (0) 20 7898 4893

Sponsor: European Research Council