The project Annotated Turki Manuscripts from the Jarring Collection Online
is an effort to provide better access for the public to
materials in the Central Asian manuscripts collected by a number of
Swedish scholars and donated by Prof. (and Ambassador) Gunnar Jarring to the Lund
University Library in Sweden. The project is
directed by Prof. Arienne M. Dwyer and Dr. C. M. Sperberg-McQueen.
We focus on non-translated manuscripts written in the the late Chaghatay
language of the southern Tarim Basin, in what is today Xinjiang. In partnership with
Lund University Library, our aim is to scan many more manuscripts
than are currently available; to transcribe a large portion of
these, and to provide additional linguistic annotation and
translations for select manuscripts. The project also aims to create
a digital edition of one manuscript.
The project began in early 2015; in the course of
the project period (2015-2017) we will be making
scans of selected manuscripts, transcriptions of selected
scans, and linguistic annotation of select transcriptions
available on this site.
The project has been funded in part by the Henry Luce Foundation.