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Editor, Dr T. Matthew Ciolek.

Canberra, 21 January 2011.

16 March 2010

Database of G.D. Sontheimer's images from India 1950-1992


16 Mar 2010

HeidICON image database, University of Heidelberg, Heidelberg, Germany.

Supplied note:
"Guenther-Dietz Sontheimer (1934-1992), professor of Religious History of South Asia with a special emphasis on Hinduism at the South Asia Institute, University of Heidelberg, made more than 22.000 slides in his thirty years of research. They portray everyday life and rituals of the common people, the peasants, the pastoral communities and ethnic minorities in India and in particular in Maharshtra.
This quite extraordinary collection of pictures - the oldest were taken in the late 1950s, the latest shortly before his death in 1992- has been digitized and is now accessible through the image [online] database HeidICON. This project was funded by the Cluster of Excellence 'Asia and Europe in a Global Context - Shifting Asymmetries in Cultural Flows'. - ssw"

"This rich collection now provided with metadata is freely accessible at Heidelberg University's HeidICON database. It is particularly of interest for Indologists, Anthropologists and scholars of Religious Studies, but also for anyone interested in traditional Indian religious and ritual culture. Thanks to the metadata, the collection can be searched for places, feasts, dates or deity names. [See http://www.asia-europe.uni-heidelberg.de/en/news-events/news/detail/m/cluster-digitizes-22000-anthropoly-slides.html - ed.]"

Site contents,
* Search/Browse [via 'EXC Sontheimer' pool]; * Expert search/Refine search [The metadata are labelled as follows: Titel/Objekt; Detail / Element; Artist/Author; Ort/Gebauude; Storage Place; Inv.Nr./Sign.; Description; Period; Lok. Systematik; Material/Technik; Format/Masse; Fundort; Fundkontext; Production Region; Date; Pool; Kommentar; Bildnachweis; Copyright - with the majority of information being recorded in English - ed.]

[A bi-lingual (DE,EN) website]

URL http://heidicon.ub.uni-heidelberg.de/ [select free access via "Gast/Guest" button - ed.]

Internet Archive (web.archive.org) [the site was not archived at the time of this abstract]

Link reported by: Sonja Stark-Wild (sonja.stark-wild--at--urz.uni-heidelberg.de)

* Resource type [news - documents - study - corporate info. - online guide]
* Publisher [academic - business - govt. - library/museum - NGO - other]
* Scholarly usefulness [essential - v.useful - useful - interesting - marginal]
* External links to the resource [over 3,000 - under 3,000 - under 1,000
- under 300 - under 100 - under 30] under 30

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