The launch of DREAMSEA will happen on 1 October.
Southeast Asia is a living laboratory keeping the heritage of cultural diversity from the past, including manuscripts. This legacy of the written tradition is currently being kept by individual people. Most of them are in an alarming condition and require treatment.
Since 2018, DREAMSEA has been assisting the people of Southeast Asia in preserving their manuscript collection through digitisation. By way of digitisation, DREAMSEA aims to preserve the diversity of texts contained in manuscripts and put them into open access database for everyone, in particular students and scholars, so that they can use the knowledge in the texts to develop research projects and/or activities based in local cultures.
The DREAMSEA Programme is coordinated by the Centre for the Study of Manuscript Cultures of the University of Hamburg and the Center for the Study of Islam and Society of the Syarif Hidayatullah State Islamic University in Jakarta.
We proudly present to all of you who are eager with “Southeast Asian Manuscripts” to participate in the launch of the “Southeast Asian Manuscript Database” as a source of reference for manuscripts in Southeast Asia.
The launch of “Southeast Asian Manuscripts Database” will premiere live on Friday, October 1, 2021.