SEMINAR> Ratnākara Readings 2021

Dear Colleagues and Friends,

with the kind support of Khyentse Foundation, we have decided to have this year's instalment of the Ratnākara Readings online. We will be reading Chapter 5, and possibly also Chapter 6, of Jñānaśrīmitra's Sākārasiddhiśāstra, under the guidance of Prof. Harunaga Isaacson, in the edition prepared by Ven. Hejung Seok.


August 26th and August 27th 2021
And then every Monday and Thursday 

13.45 - 15.15 (Hamburg Time)

18.45 - 20.15 (Bangkok Time)

Draft Syllabus: The US and the World in the Long 1960s

In the spirit of knowledge-sharing, I would like to share the draft syllabus that I put together last Fall for an undergraduate "US and the World" course. The syllabus was an assignment for the "Teaching Practicum" course I took in my second year of the World History PhD program at Northeastern University. I've omitted the introductory text (such as class policies) and included below the readings and assignments I devised for each week. 

Re: Crowdsourcing Historical and Archival Information with NARA’s History Hub

"Crowdsourcing" might be misleading to those who associate the term with fundraising. OP's article, posted in 2016, refers to a NARA initiative that engages the general public to help link data across record groups, primarily through tagging but also through other indexing initiatives going on.

Re: Crowdsourcing Historical and Archival Information with NARA’s History Hub

History Hub is a useful tool in these days of work from home -- "A support community managed by the National Archives for researchers, citizen historians, archival professionals, and open government advocates," "a crowdsourcing platform ... a place to ask questions, share information, work together, and find people based on their experience and interests. " (About History Hub)


COURSE> Buddhist texts in Sanskrit and Chinese, July 2019, Mahidol University (Hans-Rudolf Kantor – Mattia Salvini)

Venue: International Phd Program in Buddhist Studies, room 308, third floor, Department of Humanities, Faculty of Social Sciences and Humanities, Mahidol University, Salaya Campus, Nakhon Pathom, Thailand

WORKSHOP> Ratnākara Readings 2019, Mahidol University

Thanks to the kind support of Khyentse Foundation, this year the Ratnākara Readings will take place at Mahidol University, Department of Humanities, between February the 25th and March the 22nd 2019. This nearly month-long series of workshops focuses on readings of Sanskrit primary sources led by scholars internationally recognized as authorities on the texts presented.


Greater Transparency in Peer Review Standards and Practices –A Report on Work in Progress

An interesting post by Mark Edington, "founding director of the Amherst College Press and the publisher of Lever Press, two initiatives to build a pathway for peer-reviewed, digitally native scholarship from a liberal arts perspective through a platinum open access model."

Jisc and CNI leaders conference 2018: The changing role for libraries in the context of the research university

Slides of presentations at the Jisc and Coalition for Networked Information (CNI)'s  12th biannual conference are now available online. The conference on "The changing role for libraries in the context of the research university" took place on July 2, 2018. Presentations included:

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