14 January 2023
Photo: Christof Spitz
Workshop January 12, Symposium January 13–14, 2023. Conducted in person and online.
On the occasion of the international symposium "Perspectives of Digital Humanities in the Field of Buddhist Studies", well-known experts gathered at the University of Hamburg in January at the invitation of the Numata Center for Buddhist Studies and the Khyentse Center for Tibetan Buddhist Textual Scholarship. This event had been initiated and organized by the convenors Carsten Krause and Sebastian Nehrdich. Twenty speakers and 40-50 listeners on-site and online discussed the latest developments in the field of digital humanities.
Numerous mono- and multilingual tools have been developed worldwide for Buddhist Studies, which have been increasingly used in recent years and have introduced new research methods resulting in unexpected research findings. This was illustrated by a number of excellent presentations. The symposium, therefore, offered a unique platform for the joint exchange of knowledge and experience, both in terms of breadth and depth. The participants also agreed that networking with each other, especially in the form of face-to-face events like this one, makes an important contribution to Buddhist Studies. They also agreed on the great importance of further dissemination and use of modern DH tools. For this purpose, a workshop day preceded the symposium, bridging the gap between experts and interested general audience.