On July 21-27, 2013, the 13th Seminar of the International Association for Tibetan Studies (IATS) was held in Ulan Bator, Mongolia. More than 400 scholars from many countries such as Mongolia, the USA, China, Japan, Russia, the UK, Germany, etc. took part in the seminar. English, Tibetan and Mognolian were the working languages, presentations in Tibetan were usually concluded with short English abstracts.
The program of the Seminar is available as a *.PDF file. It is also presented at the official site of the Seminar supplied with the search tool.
The inauguration of the Seminar at the Ulaanbaatar Hotel
The participants of the Seminar
Working episodes of the Seminar
The panel on Tibetan Information Technology
The Panel on Tibetan Literary Exchanges: Influences Between Genres and with Neighbouring Literatures
Dr. N. Yakhontova before her presentation
Dr. A. Helman-Wazny presents her paper
Dr. J.V. Bellezza presents his paper
Dr. A. Zorin with librarians from the National Library of Mongolia - B. Terbish (left) and B. Gantomor (right) at the exhibtion of Tibetan and Mongolian manuscripts and block prints kept at the NLM
The National University of Mongolia, the main building
In the palace of Bodg Gegen the 8th
The Stupa in front of the Gandantegchenlin Monastery
The 16-meter long statue of Avalokiteshvara in the main temple of the Gandantegchenlin Monastery
Photos by A. Zorin and N. Yakhontova