Virtual talk on South Asia (April 14): "Script Invention and Revitalization in Eastern and Northeastern India since 1950" by Tim Brookes

Jonathan Loar's picture

Dear colleagues,

 

The Library of Congress Asian Division and Endangered Alphabets Project invite you to:

 

Script Invention and Revitalization in Eastern and Northeastern India since 1950

Wednesday April 14, 11:00am-12:30pm EDT

Register via Zoom: https://loc.zoomgov.com/webinar/register/WN_CDe0zB-uT_aZzZOO1U7RmQ

 

In this livestreamed lecture, Tim Brookes – a world authority on endangered writing systems and director of the Endangered Alphabets Project – will discuss the recent history of two areas of India that have seen vibrant movements to create or recreate writing systems for languages, such as Santali and Sora. These efforts by communities who speak these languages provide alternatives to external pressures to render languages in dominant scripts like Devanagari and the Roman alphabet.

 

This lecture is part of the Library’s “Endangered Alphabets and Why We Write” lecture series. See the registration links below for information on the other two lectures in this series:

 

Africa: Writing beyond Writing

Wednesday 4/7, 11:00am to 12:30pm EDT

Register via Zoom: https://loc.zoomgov.com/webinar/register/WN_j1_EJSqPTwKhQhZzjSx7QQ

 

Southeast Asian Scripts: From the Centers to the Margins

Wednesday 4/21, 12:00pm to 1:30pm EDT

Register via Zoom: https://loc.zoomgov.com/webinar/register/WN_yAsfz6O0SYybolqyDP2piw

 

Kind regards,

 

Jon

 

Jonathan Loar, Ph.D.

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

South Asia Reference Librarian

Asian Division, Library of Congress

jloa@loc.gov

(202) 707-3417

 

4 Corners of the World Blog and its South Asia content

International Collections Facebook Page

REMINDER: Virtual lecture on South Asian languages and scripts this Wednesday!

Script Invention and Revitalization in Eastern and Northeastern India since 1950
Wednesday April 14, 11:00am-12:30pm EDT
Featured speaker: Tim Brookes (Director, Endangered Alphabets Project)
Registration via Zoom: https://loc.zoomgov.com/webinar/register/WN_CDe0zB-uT_aZzZOO1U7RmQ

Presented by the Library of Congress Asian Division and the Endangered Alphabets Project