PANEL 36: WORKSHOP—TIBETAN MANUSCRIPT STUDIES: TOWARDS A MANUAL OF TIBETAN CODICOLOGY
Coordinator: Matthew Kapstein
Thursday 25 July
The workshop will be scheduled for the entire day from 9 to 5. The day will be organized in thematic sections, of about one hour each, as follows.
I. The Tibetan book in its material dimensions: paper and other supports, inks and pigments.
II. Book design: layout and paleography.
III. Illustrations, Illuminations, and “Luxury Volumes”
IV. Features of books on specialized topics: medicine and veterinary science, mathematics and astral sciences, divination, horoscopes, accounts, etc.
V. The transmission of manuscript collections: the Buddhist and Bon-po canons, etc.
VI. From manuscript to print (and sometimes back again): early xylography, typography, manuscripts based on prints, etc.
VII. Issues of cataloging, preservation and access to researchers
VIII. Applications of digital technologies in the study of Tibetan manuscripts and early books.