Dr. Jörg Heimbel (Universität Hamburg): Introducing Ngor’s Textual Treasures: A Catalogue and Research Database
29 June 2022
Photo: Orna Almogi
16:00 June 29, 2022. Due to the coronavirus pandemic conducted online via Zoom.
The web application Ngor’s Textual Treasures (NTT) presents the results of an ongoing cataloguing project of a collection of Tibetan manuscripts that were formerly housed at Ngor monastery, TAR, China, and are presently part of the textual holdings of the National Library of Bhutan, Thimphu. In this talk, I will first sketch what I was able to learn about the history of the manuscript collection and attempt to convincingly establish its place of origin as Ngor E waṃ chos ldan, the seat of the Ngor branch of the Sa skya school in gTsang province of central Tibet. After an introduction to the web interface of the NTT online catalogue, I will discuss some of the difficulties encountered in cataloguing the manuscripts and then present examples of recent findings that the cataloguing process has yielded so far. The talk will conclude with a brief outlook on future features planned for the NTT web catalogue.
- Click here to download the invitation [PDF]
The lecture is held online via Zoom. For those who whish to participate, please write a short mail to Prof. Dr. Wangchuk: firstname.lastname@example.org
Prof. Dr. Dorji Wangchuk (Director)
Khyentse Center for Tibetan Buddhist Textual Scholarship (KC-TBTS)
Abteilung für Kultur und Geschichte Indiens und Tibets, AAI, Universität Hamburg
Alsterterrasse 1, D-20354 Hamburg