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Olga Lundysheva

PhD candidate

O. Lundysheva MA
+31 71 527 2125

Olga Lundysheva is a PhD student under the supervision of Prof.dr. Michaël Peyrot and Prof.dr. Sasha Lubotsky. She investigates Tocharian B manuscripts with a special focus on palaeography and codicology.

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Fields of interest

  • Brāhmī palaeography
  • Tocharian B literature
  • Old Uyghur literature
  • Central Asian manuscriptology
  • Central Asian Buddhism


In my PhD research I examine the Tocharian manuscripts kept in the Saint Petersburg (IOM RAS) collection from the paleographical and codicological points of view.  

The aim is to determine Northern Turkestan Brāhmī script and page layout patterns with their geographical and (if possible) temporal correlations. As the manuscripts have been little studied and are largely unidentified, an important goal is a description and where possible identification of the manuscripts in order to introduce them to the scholarly community.

Curriculum vitae

2023-present Internal PhD candidate at LUCL in co-tutelle with the École Pratique des Hautes Études (Paris)
2017-2023 External PhD candidate at LUCL in co-tutelle with the École Pratique des Hautes Études (Paris)
2008-2021 Project leader of the investigation and cataloguing of the Serindian collection of the Institute of Oriental Manuscripts of the Russian Academy of Sciences (IOM RAS, St. Petersburg)
2007-2021 “Assistant researcher” and then “Researcher” at the Department of Manuscripts and Documents at the St. Petersburg Branch of the Institute of Oriental Studies (now IOM RAS)
2000-2006 Saint Petersburg State University, Faculty of Oriental studies, Department of Indian Philology (master’s degree in Asian and African Studies, Diploma with honors; St. Petersburg, Russian Federation)


PhD candidate

  • Faculty of Humanities
  • Leiden Univ Centre for Linguistics
  • LUCL promovendus

Work address

Reuvensplaats 3-4
2311 BE Leiden



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