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Friday, March 24, 2023 at 1:30pm to 4:30pm
Kroch Library, 2B48
Olin Library, Ithaca, NY 14850, USA
Join Trent Walker, a specialist in mainland Southeast Asian manuscript cultures from the Ho Center for Buddhist Studies at Stanford, and Trina Parks, Conservator for Rare and Distinctive Collections at Cornell University Library, for an in-depth, hands-on workshop in the Kroch Library exploring some of the exceptional Pali, Thai, Lao, Shan, Khmer, and Khün manuscripts held by Cornell University Library. No experience in Southeast Asian languages necessary; students and faculty/staff are welcome to come to all or part of the workshop, depending on your schedule. Working in pairs, small groups, and as a whole, we’ll have a chance to investigate the materiality, artistry, context, and content of a wide array of palm-leaf and bark-paper documents that served as the primary basis for writing in Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar, and Thailand until the widespread adoption of print in the beginning of the twentieth century. The first part of the workshop will focus on the physical makeup and conservation of the manuscripts, while the second part will focus on the textual content.
Limited to 20 participants. Register to reserve your seat: https://forms.gle/aAVAif19XS8SuHVK9