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Humanist Archives: June 26, 2020, 7:07 a.m. Humanist 34.136 - pubs online: Oral Tales of Mongolian Bards

                  Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 34, No. 136.
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        Date: 2020-06-25 09:52:19+00:00
        From: Jonathan Blumtritt 
        Subject: Oral Tales of Mongolian Bards published

We are pleased to announce that the website Oral Tales of Mongolian
Bards has recently been published at https://mongoltales.awk.nrw.de/.

The Oral Tales of Mongolian Bards are an edition of eighteen oral tales
performed by bards of eastern Inner Mongolia (China), including four
epic narratives and fourteen tales based on Chinese adventure novels,
known as quγur-un üliger (“tales of the fiddle”), i.e. tales accompanied
by the music of the four-stringed fiddle (quγur). The texts form a
portion of a large collection of Mongolian folk literature, recorded on
tape between 1980 and 1995 by Professor Walther Heissig of Bonn
University as well as by Mongolian scholars. The entire collection is
currently preserved at the North Rhine-Westphalian Academy of Sciences,
Humanities and the Arts in Düsseldorf, Germany.

The eighteen texts of this publication are presented as digital audio
recordings alongside their Mongolian transcription. Eleven texts are
accompanied by long summaries in English, partly with commentaries.
Seven texts are provided with short summaries.

The research work was carried out by the Mongolist and Sinologist Dr.
Elisabetta Chiodo, with Professor Klaus Sagaster as project coordinator.
The task of digitization, digital publication and archiving was carried
out by the Cologne Center for eHumanities.

The project was funded by the North Rhine-Westphalian Academy of
Sciences, Humanities and the Arts in Düsseldorf and by the Foundation of
Friends and Sponsors of the Academy.

For more information on the project, please see

Jonathan Blumtritt
Cologne Center for eHumanities
Koordinierungsstelle Digital Humanities der
Nordrhein-Westfälischen Akademie der Wissenschaften und der Künste
Data Center for the Humanities
Universitätsstraße 22
50923 Köln

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