The French School of Asian Studies conducts research on the classical civilizations of Asia through the humanities and the social sciences, spanning from India to China, Japan and includes all of Southeast Asia, thus encompassing most of the societies that have fallen under Indian or Chinese influence in the course of history. The EFEO's centres and branch offices in Asia are base for a nexus of leading (local and international) scholars in Asian Studies. Its multidisciplinary and comparative research brings together specialists in disciplines such as anthropology, archaeology, history, philology and the study of religions. Since members of its academic staff are regularly in Asia for their fieldwork, the EFEO's activity obviously covers contemporary world issues.
On Monday 27th March Cécile Guillaume-Pey (EHESS) is speaking on "Quand la graphophagie remplace les dialogues avec les espritsManipulations rituelles de l'écrit chez les Sora (Inde)"
11 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. (free admission)
Maison de l'Asie, first-floor salon, 22 avenue du Président Wilson, 75116 Paris
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On February the 28th 2017, EFEO hosted the Board of the French Commission for UNESCO as well as several german and french officials representing their governments in this organisation.
During this event, Mr. Daniel Janicot, President of the National Commission, presented a medal commemorating the Commission's 70th anniversary to Mr. Yves Goudineau, Director of the EFEO.
This medal rewarded the School and its management for its actions in preserving Asian heritage, monuments and manuscripts, and in recognition of its past and present collaboration with UNESCO on World Heritage Sites (Angkor, Borobudur, Vat Phu, Luang Prabang, Kaesong, Thang-Long Hanoi, My Son, etc.).
The Initiative de Recherches Interdisciplinaires Stratégiques (IRIS) Études globales of Paris Sciences et Lettres (PSL) launches a call for mobility and student initiatives 2017 (Candidature until April 17, 2017) to support student participation in its initiatives.
Two forms of support, up to a maximum of 3000 euros, are planned: assistance to the field and participation or organization of Study Day.
Thursday, March 9, from 2 pm to 4 pm, Frédéric Keck (Musée du Quai Branly) takes part in the EHESS seminar Anthropology Using Southeast Asia as a Point of Departure on Faire mourir et laisser vivre. Pratiques religieuses et scientifiques du fangsheng à Hong Kong et Taiwan dans le contexte de la grippe aviaire.
Maison de l'Asie, first-floor Salon, 22 avenue du Président Wilson 75116 Paris.