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
Jonathan Loar, Ph.D.
South Asia Reference Librarian
Asian Division, Library of Congress