Emory Center for Digital Scholarship (ECDS) is partnering with Kaziranga University's Center for Virtual Reality (KUCVR) to develop a spatial, historical map of the ancient Ahom Kingdom in the Brahmaputra valley of Assam, India. As part of this collaboration, ECDS will help KUCVR with technical support through subject matter expertise. ECDS will also provide a project team of qualified professionals to help plan and execute the development of the approved digital project.
On May 24th, 2019, both the participating institutions signed a memorandum of understanding in good faith to further collaborative research and enhance scholarship in the field of historical mapping. ECDS will help train Kaziranga University students with the new paradigms of data visualization such as Geographic Information System (GIS), Augmented reality (AR) and Virtual reality (VR) to enable the students to contribute and sustain the digital project. Training will be provided through an online webinar series.
ECDS is working with Emory's Halle Institute (http://halle.emory.edu/index.html) for Global Research in this partnership. The Halle Institute for Global Research promotes and enhances scholarship across Emory University's nine schools. It supports individual and collaborative research, short- and long-term visits from distinguished international scholars and students engaged in research outside of the United States."