Friday, November 19, 2010

IDP Dunhuang

Due to essential maintenance the IDP server at the Dunhuang Academy will be offline at times during the weekend of 20th/21st November. A Chinese language version of the website is available at the National Library of China server along with our other international sites. We apologise for any inconvenience and are aiming to restore a normal service by Monday 22nd.

Sunday, November 7, 2010

IDP Receives Casa Asia Award

Susan Whitfield received the Casa Asia 2010 Award on behalf of IDP in Madrid on 2nd November. The award was given to IDP for 'for its enormous task in the recovery, preservation and exhibition of information and images of the manuscripts, paintings and textiles found in the Chinese city of Dunhuang and of the Silk Route'. The 2010 award was shared with Philippine Senator Angara.
Susan Whitfield travelled on to Barcelona to give a public lecture at Casa Asia on the Silk Road and the Dunhuang Library Cave. She also discussed with Casa Asia the possiblity of collaboration on joint projects and a Spanish IDP website.

Friday, November 5, 2010

Turfan Forum on old languages of the Silk Road

Ursula Sims-Williams presented the paper Revisiting the International Dunhuang Database Project at the Turfan Forum on old languages of the Silk Road, 24–26 October. During her stay she visited the Xinjiang Uighur Autonomous Region Museum, the Xinjiang Institute of Cultural Relics and Archaeology and several sites including Bezeklik, Khocho and Toyuk (pictured above). A longer report will appear in the next issue of IDP News.