DsporA to DiasporA

Part 1 Background history Activities and events are the sources for stories. The stories of present days are the history of the future. The story of this website started in 2017 as a journey to find out the migration history of the diaspora Tamils in Norway. The website was first opened as a Facebook page, [...]

Archives Days 2021: We invite you all

The purpose of the online event is to create a meeting platform for various documentation and archiving actors in Tamil society. We would like to create a platform to share information, knowledge and awareness about documentation and preservation. On this virtual event, DsporA would like to encourage all Diaspora Tamil organisations to establish a “records [...]

S. J. V. Chelvanayakam archive collection launch in Canada

Photo: Wikipedia. Thanthai Chelva (Father Chelva). Father of Tamil nationalism. University of Toronto Scarborough (UTSC) is launching the S. J. V. Chelvanayakam (Samuel James Veluppillai Chelvanayakam) archive at the UTSC Library Archives. A virtual launch is held on Friday 26th February 2021 from 09:00am to 12:00pm (Eastern Time - US & Canada) «This event marks [...]

Thank you and Congratulation: The Tamil community is keen to preserve its history

Online meeting 02nd February 2021 On 02nd February 2021, DsporA Tamil archive organised its first online meeting about archive for Tamil society in Norway. We had 4 speeches representing six preservation institutions in Norway. The archives and library of the labour movement (Arbeiderbevegelsens Arkiv og Bibliotek - ArbArk), City archive of Bergen (Bergen Byarkiv), City [...]

DsporA Oral History Archive

Happy Pongal and Happy Tamil New Year to worldwide Tamils. My name is Baheerathy Kumarendiran. I am a Tamil, raised in Norway, and I am interested in the history of the Tamil diaspora. My academic background includes pedagogy, and therefore I have been particularly interested in the role of Tamil schools and other relevant education [...]

DsporA Muntlig Historie Arkiv

God Pongal and godt tamilsk nytt år til tamilere over hele verden. Mitt navn er Baheerathy Kumarendiran. Jeg er tamil, oppvokst i Norge, og jeg er opptatt av historien til tamilsk diaspora. Min faglige bakgrunn omfatter blant annet pedagogikk, og derfor har jeg interessert meg spesielt for den rollen tamilskolene og andre relevante kunnskapskanaler har [...]

Bala and Balu: two documentation platforms

antonbalasingham.comBalu Mahindra Library தமிழ் Two documentation and dissemination platforms were introduced in December 2020.One is antonbalasingham.com. The other is Balu Mahindra Library. We have listed these two sites at the DsporA website.https://dspora.no/archive-collection-of-tamils-tamil/https://dspora.no/archive-library-museum-tamil/ Foto: antonbalasingham.com antonbalasingham.com This website contains digital dissemination of the archival works and interviews of “Voice of the Nation” Anton Balasingham. This site [...]

Tamils have taken the initiative to archive in Canada

தமிழ் Photo: wikipedia «Tamils in Canada», an Tamil organisation in Canada contacted DsporA Tamil Archive on 27th August 2020. They have taken the first initiative to find out the opportunities and procedures to archive their organisational archive in Canada. DsporA Tamil Archive assisted the particular Tamil organisation by sending an email to the Library and [...]

Personal archive: Tamils visit Bergen City Archive

தமிழ் Family members of Philominamma George visited Bergen City Archive on Thursday 27th August 2020. Caroline Thevanathan, Jerinmary George Kiserud and Thommai Madutheenu George were the second group of Tamils visiting the Bergen City Archive. The first Tamil, Julius Antonipillai, visited the same archive on Friday 26th June 2020. He is the director of the [...]

Tamil organisation visits Bergen city archive

This post is based on the original post from 27th June 2020 on Facebook page, “Archive of Tamils in Norway”. Bergen City Archive ogarkitekter.no Hello everyone, I am glad to share with you that a Tamil organisation in Bergen (Norway) has taken the initiative to give a chance to visit the Bergen city archive on [...]