DTP members attended a seminar talking about the essence of inscriptions dated from the 11th to the 18th Century held by Manuscripts and Inscriptions Group, National Library of Thailand.
Tipiṭaka Research Center (TRC) organized ‘The 1st Intensive Workshop on Textual Criticism of Pāli Cannon’ held at Dhammachai Tipiṭaka Project, Wat Phra Dhammakaya, Pathum Thani. over the course of 10-day program, Prof. von Hinüber was a special guess. One the first day, Dr. Alexander Wynne presented overview of DTP focusing on aims and theoretical foundations, Dr. Bunchird Chaowarithreonglith presented digitization and metadata of MSS, and Dr. Suchada SriSetthaworakul presented IT programs and future plans for online access. During 9th - 16th July, Thai, Burmese, and Sinhalese researchers presented many topics including manuscript repositories, scribal issues, manuscript selection, and philological problems. On 16th July, Prof. von Hinüber gave special lecture on “The Verb Form addhabhavi as a Text Critical Problem.
Well-known Indologist, Prof. Oskar von Hinüber gave a talk on the topic “Buddhist Text and Images New Evidence from Kanaganahali”. He showed the new evidence of the remains of the excavations site at Kanaganahalli which could be dated to between the 1st century BC to the 3rd century AD. This discovery revealed an important Buddhist site where an ancient Buddhist Mahastupa site found.
October 5-6, 2015
Ms. Rachanee Pornsi, Thai researcher, presented a paper on "An Analytical Study of Āyu and Causes Leading to Its Deterioration and Prosperity in Buddhist Scriptures" in Canadian International Conference on Global Studies (CGS 2015) held at Ryerson University, Toronto, Canada.
Center for the Studies of Ancient Manuscripts (CSAM) organized a training program on “A Local Script of Tham Isan” at the Research Library. Asst.Prof.Dr.Rachan Nilawannapha, Asst. Prof. Samai Wannaudonm, and Mr.Narongsak Ravarin from Palm-leaf Manuscript Preservation in Northeast, Mahasarakham University, were resource speakers. This training aimed to enhance knowledge of ancient scripts used in northeast manuscripts.