Congratulations to Professor Jinah Kim for receiving grant funding from the National Endowment for the Humanities. The funds will go towards building an online database of South Asian paintings.
Kim’s database can determine the age of a South Asian paintings and where they were created based on the pigments used to make them. While similar databases exist, this is the first one that primarily compiles data from South Asia and includes extensive historical research, geography, and mapping.
Kim said the pilot version of the database wouldn’t be possible without the $99,017 grant she received from the NEH.
“(NEH’s grant program) is important because it is one of the very few funding sources that support advancement in scholarship in the humanities,” Kim said.