Digital Himalaya Project / Profile
Home Page: www.digitalhimalaya.org
The Digital Himalaya project was designed by Alan Macfarlane and Mark Turin as a strategy for archiving and making available ethnographic materials from the Himalayan region. Based at the Department of Social Anthropology at the University of Cambridge, the project was established in December 2000. From 2002 to 2005, the project moved to the Department of Anthropology at Cornell University and began its collaboration with the University of Virginia. As of 2009, Digital Himalaya is back in Cambridge.
The Digital Himalaya Project team has seven core members who work in a collaborative manner, all contributing their expertise to develop a user-friendly and accessible set of online resources.
The Digital Himalaya Project Advisory Board is an international network of experts who have agreed to give the team meaningful help on a regular basis in many different areas. Members do not have voting authority, nor do they bear legal fiduciary responsibility. Our distinguished members are:
General Sir Sam Cowan
Professor Martin Gaenszle
Professor David Germano
Professor David Holmberg
Professor Michael Hutt
Professor Kathryn March
Trustees of the Digital Himalaya Project are individuals, organisations or trusts who have helped the project realise its fundraising objectives and provide ongoing support through their networks and good counsel. Trustees include:The Himalayan Bank Ashoke SJB Rana
The Kosciuszko Trust
The Brendish Family Foundation
Rashmi & Sanjay Shrestha
The Digital Himalaya Project has received financial and institutional support from the following organisations and individuals:
The Technological Innovation and Cooperation for Foreign Information Access (TICFIA) Program, US Department of Education
Cornell Institute for Digital Collections, Cornell University
East Asia Program, Cornell University
Department of Asian Studies, Cornell University with supplemental support through the Freeman Foundation Undergraduate Initiative
Department of Anthropology, Cornell University
The Oxford Bön Project
Anthropologists’ Fund for Urgent Anthropological Research at the Royal Anthropological Institute
Frederick Williamson Memorial Fund
The Crowther Beynon Fund, University of Cambridge Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology
The Renaissance Trust
The Brendish Family Foundation
The Department of Social Anthropology, University of Cambridge
Rashmi and Sanjay Shrestha
Andrew Clark and Mary Cobb
John R. Sanderson
Dr. Mary Shepherd Slusser
Many thanks to Daniel Ho (Wei-Han), Hannah Arem, Ikea Hamilton and Thomas (Tom) Riker, Bronwen Bledsoe and Lisa LeFever at Cornell University; and Mark Premo-Hopkins, Joshua McDonough and Kurtis Schaeffer at the University of Alabama for helping with photocopying, scanning and compressing files for web delivery. At the University of Cambridge, thanks to Alastair Downie and Jennifer Pollard for so generously donating laptops to the project team in Nepal, and to Glenn Jobson for helping with installation and software issues.
Many thanks to Walter Stanish of pratyeka.org for providing HTML pages of the journal Kailash using OCR (optical character recognition).
In Nepal, we are particularly grateful to Deepak Thami, Komintal Thami and Shanti Thami for their many hours of work scanning, digitising and compressing PDF files; and to Vibhu Mishra for his technical assistance and designer’s eye.
We are delighted to announce that the Kosciuszko Trust and The Himalayan Bank have become trustees of the Digital Himalaya Project from February 2008. We are particularly grateful to Stefan Kosciuszko and to Ashoke SJB Rana for their pledge of ongoing support.
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