Thanks for the site
|The came from the artist Paul Klee, from whom we borrowed the wheel.
Click on the image from 1922 (above)
for enlargenment of the original sketch.
In November 2000 Jan Magnusson, Ph D student and then webmaster/secretary of SASNET, came across the sketch Paul Klee drew in 1922 as a preliminary plan for the famous Bauhaus school of design and architecture in Germany.
Jan immediately realized that this painting was the perfect symbol for the planned SASNET Internet Gateway to Swedish South Asian Studies. With help from the graphic artist Bengt Serenander in Stockholm we have fulfilled this idea to become the front page on SASNET web site.
Technical assistance for the site has also been given by the graphic designer Helena Nilsson in Lund, and a lot of suggestions and moral support has been provided by the working group behind SASNET – including the co-ordinator, professor Staffan Lindberg, as well as Mr Mattias Lindberg of Framfab, and finally a great number of researchers and Ph D students in Sweden and Scandinavia has been consulted to give their views on the content.
The concrete building of the site has been performed by the present webmaster Lars Eklund, and the register on individual researchers was prepared by Lisbeth Andersson, Ph D Student at the Dept of History of Religions in Lund.
|Screenshot from the front page of SASNET's website, 2003|
Ten years later, on Tuesday 6 September 2011, SASNET launched a completely redesigned and restructured website. The work to restructure the extensive SASNET website (with a content of nearly 1,900 web pages) has been carried out during almost a year by Julia Velkova at SASNET and Bernd Wunsch at the Nordic Institute of Asian Studies (NIAS) in Copenhagen.
The new website was done in collaboration with SASNET's new partner organisation NIAS. The ambition was to synchronize and exchange web based information from SASNET and NIAS in the future. More information about the new SASNET web page.