Helman-Ważny A., Kriakina L, Zorin A. The First Tibetan Leaves Acquired by the St. Petersburg Academy of Sciences: Conservation Issues, Contents and Paper Analysis // Written Monuments of the Orient, 2. Moscow: Vostochnaya literatura, 2015. P. 61-76.
The paper presents the first results of the study of 204 folios from the
legendary Ablaikit monastery recently identified within the IOM, RAS Tibetan collection.
The three main aspects touched upon are 1) the condition of the folios and the
conservation treatment applied to make the study of their contents possible, 2) identification
of texts that turned out to be fragments of an independent version of the Tibetan
Buddhist canon, and 3) paper analysis.
In May 2018, Dr A. V. Zorin will deliver a series of four lectures on the history of Russian Tibetology and various aspects of the study of the IOM RAS Tibetan collections at the École pratique des hautes études, Paris.