Ancient Cities and Space Structuring in Southeast Asia

"Ancient Khmer World" programme

To take advantage of the new synergisms that would be effective in 2008, a project entitled "Ancient Khmer World: Building of a Digital Corpus of Archaeological and Epigraphic data" was presented to the French National Research Agency in March 2007, and subsequently received funding for three years (2008-2010). The principal coordinating partner in this project was mainly composed of members of the Ancient Cities and Space Structuring in Southeast Asia team, and managed by the head of the selfsame research unit, Pierre-Yves Manguin. Divised as a global interdisciplinary programme spread over three years, with a view to the development of a strategy for the management of the extensive collections that have been housed for many years by the library of the École française d'Extrême-Orient (EFEO) and the data currently produced by EFEO researchers - databases of images, files created by CAD, GIS applications, as well as spreadsheets and word processor documents - it offers a collective means for the presentation of the work of EFEO researchers (historians, archaeologists, epigraphers, art historians, and architects) (partner 1), library curators (partner 2, under the direction of Cristina Cramerotti) and the "Corpus of Khmer Inscriptions" programme (partner 3, under the direction of Gerdi Geschheimer).

The main objective of this project is to rationalise and standardise procedures for the collection, description, archiving, conservation and online promotion of data. A centralised data system is now being developed; and a beta version of the software should be completed by the end of 2010 and made available online as soon as possible thereafter. The "Ancient Khmer World" (EKA) website will offer a professional audience access to all of the documents already digitized and indexed by the EFEO which will be regularly augmented by heritage collections that have yet to be digitized and data that is collected on a day-to-day basis in the field. In so doing, it will call on the experience acquired by the EFEO in the course of more than a century of presence in the field, within the framework of cooperation programmes led by EFEO researchers in consultation with the archaeological and cultural institutes of Cambodia, Thailand, Laos and Vietnam. It will also interact with international partnerships for the collection and promotion of data from the field.

The programmes:

Along with these archaeological missions, the team is also involved in a range of programmes of different sizes:

EFEO News
International Workshop on Chinese Local History and Local Society, 14th and 15th December
Paris, France,

Thursday, December 14 and Friday, December 15, Michela Bussotti (EFEO) and Joseph McDermott (University of Cambridge) organize an international workshop on the study of society and local history that finalize the project FOES (Families, Organizations and Economies: inside and beyond local history in China, XV-XX century - projet exploratoire PSL) thanks to the support of PSL, EFEO and CECMC (UMR CCJ).

Programme (PDF)

Maison de l'Asie, 1st floor Salon, 22 avenue du Président Wilson - 75116 Paris

Contact: Michela Bussotti
Release of the photographic collection of Pierre Pichard

999 photographs by the architect Pierre Pichard, former member of the EFEO, are now on line on the photo library website. These pictures were taken between 1987 and 2004 during missions in Indonesia, India, Sri Lanka, Laos, Burma, Bhutan, Nepal, Cambodia, Thailand and South Korea.
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Paris EFEO Seminar

On Monday 13th November Ryosuke Furui (Institute for Advanced Studies on Asia, University of Tokyo) is speaking on "Changing Structure of Political Powers in South Asia: Bengal from the Fifth to the Thirteenth Century"

11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. (Free admission)
Maison de l'Asie, First floor salon, 22 avenue du Président Wilson, 75116 Paris
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Symposium ''Gestion des eaux d'Angkor: Bilan des études et perspectives''

On Friday 10th November the Association des Amis d'Angkor (AAA) organized the symposium Gestion des eaux d'Angkor: Bilan des études et perspectives
Maric Beaufeïst speaks on" The restoration of western Mébon and the utilisation of new technologies"

"SETEC" Auditorium, building Central Seine, 46, quai de la Rapée, 75012 Paris
Paris EFEO Seminar

On Monday 6th November Yoon Hyong-jin (Asiatic Research Institue, Korea University) is speaking on "Community Organizations in the Colonial East Asia and its legacy: Focused on 'Baojia'".

11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. (Free admission)
Maison de l'Asie, First floor salon, 22 avenue du Président Wilson, 75116 Paris
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EFEO Field Scholarships - 1st Semester 2018

The deadline for submitting an application to an EFEO Field Scholarships for Master and PhD students enabling a field study in Asia at one of the EFEO centers is set to the 15th of October 2017
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New publication

The fourth volume of the Epigraphy and Oral Sources of Peking Temple - A Social History of an Empire Capital programme carried out by the EFEO with the support of the École Pratique des Hautes Études and Peking Normal University is published.

Marianne Bujard (吕敏), éd., Ju Xi, Guan Xiaojing 關笑晶, Wang Minqing 王敏慶, Lei Yang 雷陽, Beijing neicheng simiao beike zhi 北京内城寺廟碑刻志 (Temples et stèles de Pékin), vol. 4, 2 t., 916 p., Péking, Guojia tushuguan 國家圖書館出版社 (National Library), 2017. READ MORE
International symposium ''Calendriers d’Europe et d’Asie''
Paris, France,

On Wednesday 4th and Thursday 5th October 2017, the International symposium "Calendrier d'Europe et d'Asie" is organized by Alain Arrault (EFEO), Olivier Guyotjeannin (ENC) and Perrine Mane (CRH)

École nationale des chartes, 65 rue de richelieu, Paris 2e - salle Léopold-Delisle

Programme
Paris EFEO Seminar
Paris, France,

On Thursday 5th October Chen Hsi-yuan (Institute of History and Philology, Academia Sinica) is speaking on "The many faces of the prison god in late Imperial China".

4 to 6 p.m (Free admission)
Maison de l'Asie, First floor salon, 22 avenue du Président Wilson, 75116 Paris
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EFEO Library
Paris, France,

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