jueves, 22 de junio de 2017

Australasian Association of Buddhist Studies (AABS)
Dear list members,

On 26 June, the Sydney Digital Humanities Research Group will host a seminar on the SAT text database of the Japanese Taisho Chinese language Buddhist canon.

We hope you can attend.

Kind regards,
AABS Executive

Kiyonori Nagasaki (Tokyo University), The Current Situation of SAT (the Japanese Taisho Chinese language Buddhist canon) Database and Recent Attempts to Leverage IIIF

Monday, 26 June 2:00pm–3:30pm
CPC Seminar Rooms 1.2 and 1.4
Charles Perkins Centre
University of Sydney

The SAT Database Committee (henceforth, SAT) has been released and been improving the SAT text database (henceforce, SAT DB) in order to provide a digital research environment for Buddhist studies. Researchers can not only search and browse the text of Taisho Tripitaka in various ways, but also partially see hi-resolution images of Tripitaka Koreana and Jiaxing Tripitaka (
嘉興蔵) on SAT DB to confirm compilation of Taisho. Last year, SAT released a new database “SAT Taishōzō Image DB” (henceforce, SATiDB) (http://dzkimgs.l.u-tokyo.ac.jp/SATi/images.php) compliant with IIIF (International Image Interoperability Framework) including Buddhist icons such as bodhisattvas, mandalas, rituals included in the Image Section of Taisho Tripitaka which consists of 12 volumes originally published in 1933. SATiDB provides hi-resolution images and search function of them with annotations which were added by 42 researchers of Japanese art history. Moreover, SAT will release a IIIF-compliant image database of Jiaxing Tripitaka (嘉興蔵) providing a function to compare the Taisho texts soon.  In this presentation, usage of the database will be introduced.

For more information about this event, please click here. This link also includes information on a seminar on READ, a digital workbench designed for displaying, editing and analyzing Gandhari, Sanskrit and Pali texts (held on 26 June 10:00am-12:00pm).

Buddhist reliquary stupa

Gold leaf covered schist reliquary in the form of a stupa.  Kusana period, North Western India. National Museum, Karachi, Pakistan. Copyright: Huntington, John C. and Susan L.Huntington Archive