Arts and Culture
The round table will depart from a summary of the results of the two preceding panels on palm leaf manuscript culture in Asia. Striving for improvement of preservation techniques and research, these results need to be critically evaluated with the goal to formulate both a to-do and a wish-list. The round table brings together experts on palm leaf manuscripts from various regions of the world, both scholars and library staff, to discuss aspects of materiality, use, and preservation. Furthermore, the round table aims at exploring possibilities of digitization. The organizers also aspire to enhance the network and are convinced that the panel and the round table discussions will lead to a follow-up event on palm leaf manuscripts and their intricacies. [see for further information panel proposal].