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TST presentation at the BnF DataLab

The CNRS TST team (Emmanuel Francis and Charles Li) will present the TST project at the BnF DataLab Monday 24th April 2023. Registration here: https://framaforms.org/rencontre-bnf-datalab-24-avril-1680620994 Emmanuel Francis et Charles Li (CESAH UMR 8077, EHESS & CNRS) présenteront le projet TST (Texts Surrounding Texts: Satellite Stanzas, Prefaces and Colophons in South-Indian...

Que faire ? Questions brûlantes de nos données

Présentation de Charles Li Post-doctorant ANR TST (CEIAS) Dans le cadre des travaux de l’axe transversal « Textualités, de l’indologie classique aux humanités numériques ». « Les humanités numériques », voilà sans sans nul doute le mot d’ordre le plus en vogue à l’heure actuelle, celui qui revient le plus...

Sascrit 1442.6 Ṣaṭsāhasrasaṃhitā. Courtesy of the BnF.

Kathmandu, Calcutta, Paris: the life of a Tantric manuscript

Scholars have long sought to classify people and things based on their geographic origin. In the Muqaddimah, Ibn Khaldun insisted that climate shapes both the appearance and temperament of different human races; Vātsyāyana imagined an entire geography of desire in his Kāmasūtra. Space, as well as time, seem to be...

TST Final Workshop (call for papers)

Venue: CSMC in Hamburg Time: 23rd to 25th June 2022   The TST final workshop will take place at the CSMC in Hamburg on the 23rd to 25th June. We devoutly hope to be able to make this a live event, while keeping open the hybrid option. As agreed in...

Nocturnes de l’Histoire: March 30th, 2022

The BnF and the TST project will take part in the “Nocturnes de l’Histoire” 2022. The TST team (Jean-Luc CHEVILLARD, Emmanuel FRANCIS, Charles LI, Margherita TRENTO) invites the public at large to discover the BnF Indian manuscripts, beyond the text they contain. The event will take place in the manuscript...

TST Webinar 10

  The tenth TST webinar will take place Tuesday January, 2022, 10-12 AM (CET). We will discuss paratexts terminology and taxonomy, looking at various examples selected by Emmanuel FRANCIS and Charles LI. The goal is to standardise, as much as possible, the categories and labels we use for paratexts, especially...

TST Webinar 9

    The ninth TST webinar will take place Tuesday October, 2021, 10-12 AM (CET). As agreed at the end of our recent Paris workshop, we will discuss the contents of the TST collective volume to be published after our final workshop in Hamburg in September 2022.  

The 2nd TST workshop, 7-8 October 2021

We are pleased to present the programme for the 2nd TST workshop, which will be held in Paris, in the conference centre of the Campus Condorcet, and online on 7-8 October, 2021. To reach the conference centre of the Campus Condorcet see HERE. To register to attend online, please fill...

Paratextual Material in Indien 206, the Taṇṭiyalaṅkāram

At the end of a Tamil manuscript we are accustomed to find various paratextual materials such as colophons, verses and occasionally even indices. There are, however, other types of texts that were likely added to suit particular needs and are consequently unique or quite rare. Indien 206, a manuscript of...

Sanscrit 1827 Hindu Law, page 346.

The invisible sisters of Anglo-Hindu inheritance law

In a previous article, we discussed the Lakṣmīvyākhyāna, an 18th-century commentary on the Mitākṣarā, written by Lakṣmīdevī, and the influence it had in the law courts of colonial India. As we mentioned, this influence was greatly magnified due to Henry Thomas Colebrooke’s reliance on it in his translation of the...

Sanscrit 814, title page, in Foucaux's hand. Courtesy of the BnF.

Lakṣmīdevī’s “intellectual petticoats” and the flamewar they inspired

When the English East India Company seized large swathes of the Indian subcontinent in the 18th century, they were forced to transform from “merchants” into administrators. They needed a new army of English civil servants, not only to deal with the considerable revenue that was being generated, but also to...

TST Webinar 8

The eighth TST webinar will take place Tuesday June 22nd, 2021, 10-12 AM (CET).   Sugania Anandakichenin (Universität Hamburg) In Pursuit of Nyāya: The Vaṭakalai Śrīvaiṣṇava Manuscripts from the Stabi Collection The Stabi collection comprises a number of palm-leaf manuscripts that are of Śrīvaiṣṇava provenance. But they do not merely...

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