Two Centuries of Indian Print-Digital Workshops: February 2019-Mumbai and Indore

By Galia Umansky|March 27, 2019|Uncategorized|0 comments

Megan O’Looney In February, Priyanka Basu (Project Curator) and Tom Derrick (Digital Curator) of the British Library’s Two Centuries of Indian Print project team undertook a 6 day trip to Mumbai and Indore, in India. During this trip they ran two digital workshops and held meetings with several cultural and archival institutions. Workshops: The first workshop, ‘Digitisation Standards and Workflows Workshop’, took place at the Asiatic Society of Mumbai on

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Competition to automate text recognition for printed Bangla books

By Galia Umansky|March 4, 2019|Uncategorized|0 comments

Tom Derrick The Two Centuries of Indian Print project are running a competition, at ICDAR 2019, for automated text recognition of rare and unique printed books written in Bangla that have been digitised through the Library’s Two Centuries of Indian Print project. This is the second time we are running this competition.  Some of you may remember the Bangla printed books competition which took place at ICDAR2017 which generated significant

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Using Transkribus for a solution to the automated text recognition of historical Bengali Books

By Galia Umansky|February 7, 2019|Uncategorized|0 comments

Alia Carter Using Transkribus for a solution to the automated text recognition of historical Bengali Books As part of the Two Centuries of Indian Print project, Tom Derrick –our Digital Curator based with the project at the British Library – has been working on solutions to automate text recognition of early printed Bengali books. He has recently been using Transkribus for automated text recognition of Bengali printed books. Transkribus is

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British Library “Two Centuries of Indian Print” South Asian Seminars podcast

By Galia Umansky|December 19, 2018|Uncategorized|0 comments

Pam Sehmi Monday 3rd December 2018 marked the last of our current series of South Asia Seminars – which have been successfully running since November 2016. These exciting and varied talks have revolved around the British Library’s South Asia collection as well as the ‘Two Centuries of Indian Print’ digitisation project. The free talks at the British Library have created a great platform for researchers, from the UK and overseas,

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Islam and Print in South Asia Workshop at the British Library – Part Two

By Galia Umansky|October 16, 2018|Uncategorized|0 comments

Alia Carter The Two Centuries of Indian Print project is proud to host the second part of a two part workshop being held at the British Library on “Islam and Print in South Asia”. Part Two will be on Friday 26th October. The emergence of print in South Asia has been understood as a transformative moment for Islam in the Subcontinent, heralding a period of revival and reform from the

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The Two Centuries of Indian Print ‘South Asia’ Seminar Series – Autumn/Winter 2018

By Galia Umansky|September 28, 2018|Uncategorized|0 comments

Priyanka Basu The ‘Two Centuries of Indian Print Project’ is pleased to announce a new series of seminars organized as part of their Autumn/Winter 2018 seminar series. We will be presenting an exciting line-up of talks being held during October – December 2018 on a number of diverse subjects, ranging from ‘Theosophy and Bengali Spirituality’; a talk on ‘Mayalee Dancing Girl versus the East India Company’ and one on ‘Modernist

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Islam and Print in South Asia Workshop at the British Library – Part One

By Galia Umansky|September 26, 2018|Uncategorized|0 comments

Alia Carter The Two Centuries of Indian Print project is proud to host a two part workshop being held at the British Library on “Islam and Print in South Asia”. Part one of this two part workshop will be on Friday 28th September. The emergence of print in South Asia has been understood as a transformative moment for Islam in the Subcontinent, heralding a period of revival and reform from

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The Two Centuries of Indian Print ‘South Asia’ Series at the British Library – Summer 2018

By Galia Umansky|June 13, 2018|Uncategorized|0 comments

Priyanka Basu The ‘Two Centuries of Indian Print’ Project’ is pleased to announce an exciting line-up of talks at the British Library during June – September 2018, featuring a diverse array of subjects such as contemporary Islamic sermons in Bangladesh, territory in colonial India, housing question in colonial Delhi, Qur’an translations into Bangla, history of the P.E.N. in India, Manipuri dance, the Indian dancer Ram Gopal, Deccani scroll paintings and

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