Giulia Buriola is pursuing her PhD in Indian History at the University of Rome, “La Sapienza.” Her current project revolves around the study of the Vaiṣṇava imagery and language within medieval, Sanskrit inscriptions from South India. A special interest within the material is devoted to the dissemination and circulation of the narrative of the Rāmāyaṇa as an exemplum of Vaiṣṇava symbolism.
She is especially interested in the creation and development of an online thematic database with the analyzed inscriptional material, an idea that brought her closer to the field of Digital Humanities. Being very new to the field, she only had the chance to have a bit of XML (TEI, EpiDoc) practice, but she is starting to approach Python and Django.
For the Digital Orientalist, she will write about Classical Indology, with a focus on Sanskrit-related scholarship, and its latest development in the field of Digital Humanities.