Institute of Asian and Oriental Studies

Gundert Chair for Malayalam

India endows guest lectureship at the University of Tübingen

Lecturers from southwest India have been teaching the language Malayalam on the "Gundert Chair" since October 2015 

 

The University of Tübingen has been awarded a guest lectureship, donated by the Indian government and the Indian science organisation "University Grants Commission". Lecturers from Thunchath Ezhuthachan Malayalam University in the state of Kerala have been teaching "Malayalam", a language spoken by approximately 33 million people in south-western India, on a regular basis in Tübingen since October 2015. They thus complement the existing Malayalam teaching at the Department of Indology - a unique focus in Europe which has distinguished the University of Tübingen for about 15 years.

Gundert-Portal:

At the University Library of Tübingen (in cooperation with Prof. Heike Oberlin), the digitisation project "The Hermann Gundert Portal: Digitisation and indexing of the estate of Hermann Gundert (manuscripts and prints) and supplementary works from his environment at the University Library of Tübingen" was funded by the DFG 2016-2018. The database can be found HERE.

 

Current events:

Winter Term 2021/22

Malayalam 1: Course for Beginners

Prof. Dr. Heike Oberlin

The course is aimed at beginners with no prior knowledge of the language.

The participants acquire knowledge of the Malayalam script (old and new), basic knowledge of the grammar and vocabulary of the Dravidian language Malayalam and can comprehend, identify and explain basic structures of grammar and syntax.

  • Place: online participation via Zoom is possible
  • Time: classes on Mondays (4:15 – 7:45 pm CET) & Fridays (10:15 – 11:45 am CET); starting 25.10.2021, ending 11.2.2022
  • Fees: free for students registered at Tübingen University | 250€ for external participants
  • Registration: heike.oberlinspam prevention@uni-tuebingen.de

ATTENTION: The number of participants is limited. Tübingen students are given preferential admission. All other interested are requested to enclose a short letter of motivation (max. half page).
Application deadline for external participants: 30.9.2021.

Credit points / ECTS:
For students of the University of Tübingen: 6 ECTS.
For students from other universities: The approval must be negotiated with the respective university.

FLYER

 
Malayalam Grammar & Readings 

Prof. Dr. Heike Oberlin & Prof. Dr. T. Anithakumary

We will read various excerpts of Malayalam literature.
Existing knowledge of grammar will be consolidated.

The course is designed for students with prior knowledge of the language as far as Malayalam 1 and Malayalam 2 (Tübingen model).

  • Place: online participation via Zoom is possible
  • Time: classes on Tuesdays, 5:00 – 6:30 pm CET; starting 26.10.2021, ending 8.2.2022
  • Fees: free (for students registered at Tübingen University and for external participants)
  • Registration: heike.oberlinspam prevention@uni-tuebingen.de

ATTENTION: The number of participants is limited. Tübingen students are given preferential admission.
Application deadline for external participants: 30.9.2021.

Credit points / ECTS:
For students of the University of Tübingen: 3 ECTS.
For students from other universities: The approval must be negotiated with the respective university.

 
Malayalam Literature and Screen Adaptations

Prof. Dr. T. Anithakumary

It is planned that this seminar will be held by the Gundert-Chair Professor T. Anithakumary (Malayalam University, Tirur) in classrooms over two weeks, starting mid-February 2022 (14.-25.2.2022). Any changes due to Corona regulations will be reflected in this space.

Those interested should get in touch with Prof. Heike Oberlin at heike.oberlinspam prevention@uni-tuebingen.de.

Summer Term 2021

Prof. Dr. Heike Oberlin
Malayalam 2
Fridays, 11 am CET (via Zoom)
Malayalam: Grammar and Readings
Tuesdays, 5 pm CET (via Zoom)


Further information & registration: heike.oberlinspam prevention@uni-tuebingen.de

 

Winter Term 2020/21

Two Guest Lectures on the History of Kerala

Monday, 7.12.20203:30 pm CET (Online via Zoom) :

First Lecture: Kerala’s Development Model: Historical Background (Prof. Rajan Gurukkal)

Friday, 18.12.2020 3:30 pm CET (Online via Zoom) :

Second Lecture: Historical Roots of Kerala: Social, Cultural and Political Antecedents (Prof. Kesavan Veluthat)

Rigistration:
heike.oberlinspam prevention@uni-tuebingen.de

More Info: PDF

Language Course "Malayāḷam@Tübingen | Online Course for Beginners"

Prof. Dr. Heike Oberlin

In Tübingen the annual Malayalam intensive course for beginners will be offered this time online via Zoom due to the current situation caused by the corona pandemic. We will meet twice a week during the Tübingen winter term, i.e. we start on November 6th 2020 and end on February 26th 2021. As the number of participants is limited, please apply until 23.10.2020.

course for intermediate level students is also taking place online via Zoom.

For further information and registration send an email to: heike.oberlin [ at ] uni-tuebingen.de.

Details

 

Summer Term 2020

Due to the Corona crisis, we have to cancel the Gundert Chair visit of Prof. T. Anithakumary and the associated compact courses, which were planned for July / August 2020.

Prof. Anithakumary will come back to Tübingen in summer 2021 to teach.

A course for intermediate level students is taking place online via "Zoom". If you would like to join this course online please pre-install Zoom on your device (https://zoom.us/download) and send an email to: heike.oberlin[at]uni-tuebingen.de.

In Winter Term 2020/21 a beginners' course will be offered.

 

Winter Term 2019/20

Prof. Dr. Heike Oberlin: Malayāḷam – Course for Beginners

10.-14.2. and 17.-21.2.2020
Keplerstr. 2, 72074 Tübingen, room 004

Details

Summer Term 2019

Prof. Dr. Heike Oberlin: Introduction into the Reading of Palm Leaf Manuscripts in Malayalam Script

26 July 2019 - 27 July 2019
daily 10 - 13 Uhr and 15 -17 h

Prof. Dr. Anithakumary Holder of the »Gundert Chair«

Malayalam: Grammar and Readings I

Monday, 29/07 – Friday, 02/08

Malayalam: Grammar and Readings II

Monday, 05/08 – Friday 09/08

 Details

 

Contact:

Prof. Dr. Heike Oberlin
Asien-Orient-Institut (AOI)
Telefon +49 7071 29-74005
heike.oberlin@uni-tuebingen.de

Homepage Hermann-Gundert-Gesellschaft: http://www.gundert.org