Digital Multimedia Archive of Austroasiatic Intangible Heritage Phase II: Seeding Multidisciplinary Workspaces

Project: Research

Research areas and keywords

UKÄ subject classification

  • Humanities


This project takes language archiving and documentation infrastructure to a new level. Building on the outcome of the digital resource Repository and Workspace for Austroasiatic Intangible Heritage (RWAAI), the project will break new ground in the interdisciplinary adaptation of language resources. It will achieve this by (1) broadening reusability through the development of new tools and principles with multidisciplinary potential, (2) continuing acquisitions of Austroasiatic collections to maximize comprehensiveness of languages, and disciplines other than linguistics, and (3) engaging in outreach to provide training and expertise by collaborating with researchers in other disciplines and regions. Moving beyond vested linguistic interest, the resulting infrastructure will provide a research workspace of relevance to a range of disciplines, such as history, the arts, biology, geography, demography, and the food sciences. The project consolidates a uniquely qualified team of language specialists and experts in modern documentary technology. The small, endangered, and underdocumented Austroasiatic speech communities in Mainland Southeast Asia and India provide an unparalleled window on the history and cultural diversity of this region. The project represents the leading global initiative to document the intangible heritage of these communities.
Effective start/end date2018/03/012021/02/28


Related research output

Larsson, J., Niclas Burenhult, Nicole Kruspe, Purves, R., Rothstein, M. & Sercombe, P., 2020 May 15, In : International Journal of Social Research Methodology.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Niclas Burenhult & Purves, R., 2020 May, In : Hunter Gatherer Research. 4, 3, p. 411-426

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Niclas Burenhult, 2020 Feb, The Language of Hunter-Gatherers. Güldemann, T., McConvell, P. & Rhodes, R. A. (eds.). Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, p. 164-197

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingBook chapter

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Related activities

Frid, J. (Presenter), Jens Larsson (Presenter)
2019 Aug 16

Activity: Talk or presentationPresentation

Jens Larsson (Presenter), Burenhult, N. (Presenter), Kruspe, N. (Contributor)
2019 Mar 1

Activity: Participating in or organising an eventParticipation in conference

Burenhult, N. (Presenter), Kruspe, N. (Contributor)
2019 Feb 28

Activity: Participating in or organising an eventParticipation in conference

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