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June, 25-26 2015

Participation in a Seminar Organized by the National Library of Thailand

DTP members took part in a seminar that focused on the significance of inscriptions dating from the 11th to the 18th Century. The event was organized by the Manuscripts and Inscriptions Group at the National Library of Thailand.


8-17 July 2015

The 1st Intensive Workshop on Textual Criticism of the Pāli Canon

The Tipiṭaka Research Center (TRC) organized the inaugural "Intensive Workshop on Textual Criticism of the Pāli Canon" at the Dhammachai Tipiṭaka Project, Wat Phra Dhammakaya, Pathum Thani. This 10-day program featured Professor von Hinüber as a special guest. On the first day, Dr. Alexander Wynne provided an overview of DTP, emphasizing its goals and theoretical foundations. Dr. Bunchird Chaowarithreonglith discussed manuscript digitization and metadata, while Dr. Suchada Srisetthaworakul presented information technology programs and future plans for online access. From July 9th to 16th, researchers from Thailand, Myanmar, and Sri Lanka covered various topics, including manuscript repositories, scribal issues, manuscript selection, and philological problems. On July 16th, Professor von Hinüber delivered a special lecture on "The Verb Form addhabhavi as a Text Critical Problem."


July 17, 2015

Buddhist Text and Images: New Evidence from Kanaganahalli

Renowned Indologist, Professor Oskar von Hinüber, delivered a presentation on the topic of "Buddhist Text and Images: New Evidence from Kanaganahalli." During his talk, he unveiled fresh evidence from the excavation site at Kanaganahalli, which can be traced back to the period between the 1st century BC and the 3rd century AD. This discovery uncovered the significance of an ancient Buddhist Mahastupa site, shedding light on the history and importance of this Buddhist site.


October 5-6, 2015

An Analytical Study of Āyu and Causes Leading to Its Deterioration and Prosperity in Buddhist Scriptures

Ms. Rachanee Pornsi, a Thai researcher, delivered a paper with the same title at the Canadian International Conference on Global Studies (CGS 2015), hosted by Ryerson University in Toronto, Canada.


30 November – 2 December 2015

Training on "A Local Script of Tham Isan"

The Center for the Studies of Ancient Manuscripts (CSAM) conducted a training program on "A Local Script of Tham Isan" at the Research Library. The resource speakers for this program included Assistant Professor Dr. Rachan Nilawannapha, Assistant Professor Samai Wannaudonm, and Mr. Narongsak Ravarin from the Palm-leaf Manuscript Preservation in Northeast, Mahasarakham University. The primary objective of this training was to enrich participants' understanding of the ancient scripts employed in northeastern manuscripts.