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
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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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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.

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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

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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
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You can now follow the EFEO library on Facebook @BibliothequeEFEO
Monday 11th September conference ''Kaesong, une belle endormie''
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On monday 11th September, in the framework of the EFEO program Histoire et archéologie du site de Kaesong, RPDC Elisabeth Chabanol organizes the conference "Kaesong, a Sleeping Beauty: heritage and heritage of a historic capital of Korea"

From 1 p.m. to 6 p.m., Maison de l'Asie, Grand Salon, 1st floor, 22 avenue du Président Wilson 75116 Paris
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EFEO Field Scholarships - 1st Semester 2018
Paris, France,

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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Bulletin de l'École française d'Extrême-Orient 102 (2016)

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