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.
On October 10–11, 2019, the International Conference The Intellectual Traditions of Ismailis and Sufis. In a memory of W. A. Ivanow (1886–1970) will be held by the IOM RAS in cooperation with the Institute of Ismaili Studies, London.