The workshops

The research presented here is the public component of a much larger academic research project which brought together over thirty scholars from ten different countries to reinterpret the Kollam plates in their local and global contexts. Two workshops were held in the UK during 2012 and 2013. See our Project and People page for a full list of network members and links to their professional pages.

Workshop I: The British Museum, 1-2 October 2012.

The first workshop gathered a total of fifteen scholars who came from as far afield as Pondicherry and Berkeley to work on a new Malayalam edition and English translation of the Kollam Plates, and to think about  the local, south Indian context in which this document was created. Click on Workshop I Programme here for the details of the event.

Workshop I group photo

Workshop II: De Montfort University,  12-13 June 2013.

The second and final workshop gathered a majority of network members for an intensive two days of multi- and inter-disciplinary dialogue and research. Pre-eminent scholars in each of the disciplines and regional specializations relevant to the Kollam plates worked together towards producing the first holistic study of these exceptional documents in the context of the wider Indian Ocean of the 9th century CE. Click on Workshop II Programme and Workshop II Attendees to see details of the event and the participants.

The results of the two workshops will be published with Primus Books (Delhi) in 2015.