Online, October, 2020

Marieke Meelen, a consultant for Open Philology, presented a new paper on the parsed version of the annotated corpus of Tibetan (PACTib) at the 19th International Workshop on Treebanks and Linguistic Theories, where she mentioned our Project’s ERC grant in the acknowledgements.

The video presentation can be found at the bottom of the News page.

Leiden, September, 2020

The Open Philology project is delighted to have signed a number of Memoranda of Understanding with partners, as follows:

We look forward very much to our continued cooperation with these valued partners.

Online, September 11, 2020

The team continues to meet online to discuss progress.

Online, July 17, 2020

Team members Gregory Forgues and Rafal Felbur, along with the PI, met with Paul Vierthaler to discuss one of the databases we are preparing.

Leiden, June 26, 2020

With life in the Netherlands slowly returning to normal, the Open Philology team met in real life, outdoors, in perfect picnic weather, to discuss work and to reinvigorate the team spirit, which had been tested by the lockdown.

Online, March 26, 2020

The Open Philology team is meeting virtually during this horrible time of pandemic, continuing our work toward alignment of the Chinese and Tibetan texts of the Mahāratnakūṭa collection. The team is now working to "score" the accuracy of alignments, in order to improve the algorithm's efforts to automatically align, our ultimate goal.
We wish only health to everyone!


Paris, July 7-13, 2019

The 15th Seminar of the International Association for Tibetan Studies - IATS2019

Professor Silk, Gregory Forgues and Christopher Handy gave their presentations on topics related to the project.

Japan, May 2019

Professor Silk lectures in Tokyo and Kyoto.

Professor Silk was in Japan in May and presented lectures about the project at Waseda University in Tokyo and Otani University in Kyoto. In July, he spoke about the project at the Austrian Academy of Sciences in Vienna. Further, he met with collaborators in Tokyo, explored future collaboration with colleagues in Kyoto, and held meetings with future partners in Paris - IATS 2019.

Brussels, May 8-10, 2019

Digital Access to Textual Cultural Heritage 2019 Annual Conference - DATeCH2019

Scroll down to see the poster by Christopher Handy and Marieke Meelen presented at the poster session on May 9.

Tel Aviv, March 26, 2019

Department of East Asian Studies at Tel Aviv University - Departmental Colloquium 'Editing without an Ur-text: Buddhist Sūtras, Rabbinic Text Criticism, and the Open Philology Digital Humanities Project'

Prof. Jonathan Silk visits Tel Aviv University.

Denver, March 23, 2019

Association for Asian Studies 2019 Annual Conference - AAS2019

Christopher Handy talks about the project.


Taipei, December 19, 2018

9th International Conference of Digital Archives and Digital Humanities - DADH2018

Christopher Handy is giving a presentation on Tibetan-Chinese-Sanskrit text alignment using intelligent agents and genetic algorithms.

All Events Involving Project Members

27.10.2020TLT workshop (Online)Marieke MeelenText Presentation
21.01.2020Guest Lecture (Heidelberg)Rafal Felbur-
11.11.2019The <Linked Open Data> Workshop for <Buddhist> and <Tibetan> Studies (New York)Jonathan Silk, Gregory Forgues-
7.07 - 13.07.2019The 15th Seminar of the International Association for Tibetan Studies (Paris)Jonathan Silk, Gregory Forgues, Christopher HandyForgues
May 2019Guest Lectures (Tokyo and Kyoto)Jonathan SilkLectures
8.05 - 10.05.2019Digital Access to Textual Cultural Heritage 2019 Annual Conference (Brussels)Christopher Handy, Marieke MeelenPoster
26.03.2019Departmental Colloquium (Tel Aviv)Jonathan Silk-
21.03 - 24.03.2019Association for Asian Studies 2019 Annual Conference (Denver)Christopher Handy-
18.12 - 21.12.20189th International Conference of Digital Archives and Digital Humanities (Taipei)Christopher Handy-
12.09 - 14.09.2018Open Philology - rKTs meeting (Leiden)-
27.04 - 27.04.2018Digital Humanities Asia 2018 Summit (Stanford)Christopher Handy-
19.01 - 23.01.2018Open Philology - Chris Blackwell, Furman University (Leiden)Jonathan Silk, Christopher Handy, Jiang Yixiu-