Monthly Archives: October 2014

Library Orientation sessions this week

Library Orientation

C.V. Starr East Asian Library

300 Kent Hall

Come and learn about the Library’s resources and services!


Wednesday Oct. 29, 2014           2:30 PM            East Asian Studies  (with Ria Koopmans-de Bruijn)

Thursday Oct. 30, 2014               11:00 AM          Japanese Studies  (with Sachié Noguchi)

Thursday Oct. 30, 2014               2:00 PM           Korean Studies  (with Hee-sook Shin)

Friday Oct. 31, 2014                    10:00 AM         Chinese Studies  (with Chengzhi Wang)

Friday Oct. 31, 2014                    1:00 PM           Tibetan Studies  (with Lauran Hartley)


(Sessions last approximately 1 – 1.5 hrs)

Location: the Kress Seminar Room (access via 200 level stacks)

No sign-up needed


Tibetan language related talk and discussion


Tibetan in Digital Communication: Corpus Linguistics and Lexicography

Dr. Nathan W. Hill

Lecturer in Tibetan and Linguistics, School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS), University of London

Thursday, October 30, 2014 ~ 4:00 – 5:30 PM

523 Butler Library, Columbia University

DESCRIPTION:  Dr. Nathan W. Hill is co-investigator on a three-year research project “Tibetan in Digital Communication: Corpus Linguistics” led by Dr. Ulrich Pagel (Dept. of the Study of Religions, SOAS) and funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council (UK). Dr. Hill has taught courses in Tibetan language and history at the SOAS (University of London) since 2008, and previously at Harvard University and Universität Tübingen.

In this talk, Dr. Hill will introduce the Project and what it offers more generally to conversations and efforts in the Digital Humanities. He will highlight some of the issues raised by the particulars of the Tibetan language and illustrate the use of an annotated corpus to facilitate the philological study of Tibetan texts.

SPONSORS:  Columbia Libraries Digital Program Division and Digital Humanities Center, C.V. Starr East Asian Library, and Columbia’s Modern Tibetan Studies Program.