Saturday, 19 November 2011
Written on now-fragile birch bark, palm leaf and paper, the 2,000 manuscripts in the collection express centuries-old South Asian thinking on religion, philosophy, astronomy, grammar, law and poetry.
The project, which is led by Sanskrit-specialists Dr Vincenzo Vergiani and Dr Eivind Kahrs and funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council, will study and catalogue each of the manuscripts, placing them in their broader historical context. Most of the holdings will also be digitised by the Library and made available through the Library’s new online digital library (http://cudl.lib.cam.ac.uk/).
Wednesday, 9 November 2011
During this period access to the Centre's library and archive collections will be severely limited and visitors are advised not to plan research trips to Cambridge.
The Centre's new premises will be on the top floor of 7 West Road, with a fine view of the University Library. Our collections will also benefit from purpose-built archival stores.
For a webcam view of the new building see:http://www.admin.cam.ac.uk/offices/em/estate/building_projects/westroad/webcam/
Our website, telephone numbers and email addresses will remain the same.
We look forward to welcoming back researchers in the New Year.
Friday, 4 November 2011
There's an event at the National Archives, Kew, on Maharajah Duleep Singh on 10th November. Speaker Peter Bance has published a number a books on Ango-Sikh history, including two on Maharajah Duleep Singh.