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.
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.
Summer Term 2019
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 taught by me is scheduled for this summer semester (ALMA: "Malayalam IV"). It will now take place online via "Zoom", at least in the first few weeks. If anyone would like to join this course online: We will meet for the first time on Monday, April 20, 14:15 hrs and discuss the further procedure. Please pre-install Zoom on your device if you would like to participate: https://zoom.us/download and send an email to: heike.oberlin[at]uni-tuebingen.de.
In February 20201 we plan to have a regular beginners' course as usual.
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
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
Homepage Hermann-Gundert-Gesellschaft: http://www.gundert.org