Our Training Courses

FID4SA offers research institutions, university departments and libraries, training courses on its various resources and services in order to support research and teaching.

The training courses can be organised in your department in person or as an online lecture. We are happy to focus on specific topics and services according to your needs when designing the training courses.

We also offer open online training courses and fixed date lectures, which you can attend without registering in advance.

Our training courses for summer term 2023:


Datenbanken zur Geschichte Südasiens (in German)

The aim of the training is to provide an overview of the FID4SA's licensed online databases relevant to the study of South Asian history.

Two selected databases (India Uprising and Reform; Foreign Office Files for India, Pakistan and Afghanistan) will be used to illustrate the contents and focus of these databases for study and research purposes.

  • Wednesday, 26 April 2023, 17 to 18h (CET, online)

Cancelled! New date: Tuesday 18 July 2023, 15:00 to 16:00h

   Access via: https://heiconf.uni-heidelberg.de/fkyd-tm37-c6py-quxc


Der FID4SA und seine Dienste (in German)

This training introduces the FID4SA and its services for all steps in the research cycle in South Asian Studies. The training provides participants with an overview of the research tools provided by the FID4SA, the way to use the FID4SA licenses for digital content (ebooks, databases, etc.), the options for obtaining specialized scientific literature, and the function of the FID4SA's document server (FID4SA repository) as a publication platform for publications in South Asian Studies. The target audience is all researchers in South Asian Studies and related disciplines.

  • Tuesday, 16 May 2023, 15 to 16h (CET, online)  

     Access via: https://heiconf.uni-heidelberg.de/fkyd-tm37-c6py-quxc

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Datenbanken zur Religionswissenschaft und Religionsgeschichte Südasiens (in German)

The aim of the training is to give an overview of the licensed online databases of the FID4SA, which are particularly relevant for researching issues in the study of religions and the history of religions in relation to South Asia. On the basis of selected databases, the contents and focal points of these databases will be presented for study and research purposes.

  •    Tuesday, 13 June 2023, 15 to 16h (CET, online) 

   Access via: https://heiconf.uni-heidelberg.de/fkyd-tm37-c6py-quxc

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Forschung sichtbar machen - Elektronisches Publizieren im Open Access mit HASP (in German)

With our HASP publication platform, the FID4SA supports scholars in Asian Studies in publishing their research results in open access. Our services range from hosting electronic journals to publishing monographs in various formats – electronically as PDF and HTML, but also as print-on-demand.

In this online course, our various publishing options will be presented in detail. Further, copyright issues and Creative Commons licenses will also be addressed.

  • Wednesday, 12 July 2023, 17 to 18h (CET, online)

     Access via: https://heiconf.uni-heidelberg.de/mer-vnz-upa

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Registration is not necessary. If you want us to address a special topic during one of the training courses offered above, please let us know by sending an email to fid-suedasien@ub.uni-heidelberg.de  and we will take it into account.