Institute for Research in Humanities / Hakubi Center for Advanced Research
Academic Center for Computing and Media Studies, Visualization Laboratory
The origins of much ancient literature remain a mystery. This project is an attempt to uncover the origins of the ancient Indian literature, the Vedas, through a collaborative approach using linguistics, philology, and data science.
This project is supported as an interdisciplinary project in the priority area of humanities and social sciences by Kyoto University’s internal funding program, SPIRITS.
Kyoko Amano will give a presentation titled “Historical Background of the Formation of the Veda in Ancient India, as Deciphered from the Visualization of the Influence Relations among the Vedic Texts” at KUDH (Kyoto University Digitization Hub of the Humanities, Social and Cognitive Sciences) International Conference 2021 on October 26, 2021. Click here for tha program and register: https://www.kyoto-u-digitization.org/home
Kyoko Amano and Hiroaki Natsukawa will give a presentation titled “Visualization of Relationship among Ancient Indian Literature” at the 49th Visualization Symposium Japan, which will be held online on September 9, 10 and 11, 2021.
Click here for more information: https://www.vsj.jp/symp2021/index.html
Click here for the abstract of the paper: Abstract
Kyoko Amano will give a presentation titled “Is Indra a Sungot? The Multi-Layers of Thought Currents in Black Yajurveda Saṁhitās” at the 72nd Conference of the Japanese Association of Indian and Buddhist Studies, which will be held online on September 4 and 5, 2021.
Click here for more information: http://www.jaibs.jp/en/conference
Oliver Hellwig is leading “ChronBMM — Bayesian Mixture Models für die Datierung von Textkorpora” in Digital Humanities Project by Federal Ministry of Education and Research. We share the same interest and are collaborating on buildung the database of Vedic texts. About “ChronBMM” Project: https://www.geistes-und-sozialwissenschaften-bmbf.de/de/Digital-Humanities-1710.html
A report on the workshop “Dynamism of Social Context Deciphered by a Linguistic Analysis of Ancient Literature” (Yuzuki Tsukagoshi, the University of Tokyo) has been published in Digital Humanities Monthly No. 115 [Part 2] (February 28, 2021).