Wissenschaftsgeschichte und gegenwärtige Forschungen in Nordwest-Indien. Edited by Gudrun Meier and Lydia Icke-Schwalbe. Dresden: Museum für Völkerkunde, 1990.

This book presents the proceedings of the third international conference on Ladakh which was held in 1987 in Herrnhut, in the then German Democratic Republic. Herrnhut hosts the international headquarters of the Moravian Church (Herrnhuter Brüdergemeine) and has longstanding links with Ladakh through the Moravian missionaries who lived and worked in the region. Several of the papers touch on this Moravian connection, while others analyse aspects of the history, anthropology, geography, ecology and music of Ladakh and neighbouring regions. It was at this conference that Dr Henry Osmaston took the initiative to set up the IALS.
This volume is out of print, however a full pdf version of each paper is available below for download.
Contents, List of Participants, Address of Welcome
Gudrun Meier - Heinrich August Jäschke - Person und wissenschaftliche Wirksamkeit
Stephan Augustin - Gründung, historische Entwicklung und wesentliche Sammlungen des Völkerkundemuseums Herrnhut, Außenstelle des Staatlichen Museums für Völkerkunde Dresden
Lydia Icke-Schwalbe - The Ladakh collection of Herrnhut in historical and cultural valuation
Ingeborg Baldauf - Quellen zur Geschichte der Brüdermission im West-Himalaya-Gebiet im Archiv der Brüder-Unität in Herrnhut
Manfred Taube - Zu den ältesten tibetischen Übersetzungen der Herrnhuter Brüder
John Bray - A History of the Moravian Church's tibetan Bible translations
Wolfgang Friedl - Europäische Forscher und Reisende in den Berichten der Herrnhuter Mission. Kontakte und Ergebnisse - ein überblick
Rohit Vohra - Moravian Missionaries among the Buddhist Dards
Maria Schetelich - Sheep and goat in the religious beliefs of Rigvedic people
Nawang Tsering Shakspo - Historical Perspectives of Nubra in Ladakh
Trilok Nath Pandit - A note on the Gujar of North-west India (Kashmir)
Gérard Rovillé - Contribution à l'étude de l'Islam au Baltistan et au Ladakh
Rohit Vohra - An old route across the Karakoram mountains from Khapalu in Baltistan to Yarkand
Nicky Grist - Land, tax, labour and household organization in Ladakh
Henry Osmaston - Environmental determinism and economic possibilism in Ladakh
Claude Dendaletche - Connaissance des montagnes du Ladakh comme contribution à l'écologie des hautes altitudes
Phuntsog Stobdan - Ecology and diseases in Ladakh
Prem Singh Jina - Pasture ecology of Leh, Ladakh
William Waldvogel - Von der Notwendigkeit der ökologie am Beispiel Ladakhs (Zusammenfassung)
Patrick Kaplanian - La maladie en tant que (s)notpa
Sophie Day - Ordering spirits: The initiation of village oracles in Ladakh
Pascale Dollfus - De l'ordre et de la prospérité (Analyse de deux rituels agraires au Ladakh)
Amelie Schenk - Tranceverhalten der Orakelheiler in Ladakh
Jogishwar Singh - A brief survey of village gods and their money lending operations in Kinnaur district of Himachal Pradesh; along with earlier importance of trade with Tibet
Karl Jettmar - Das westliche Zentrum der Kesar-Sage - Zur Rechtfertigung der These A.H. Frankes
Erika Taube - A.H. Frankes Fuchsgeschichten aus Ladakh im Kontext der zentralasiatischen Folkloretradition
Mark Trewin - Rhythmic style in Ladakhi music and dance
Nachwort (Epilogue)