Valérie Gillet

ORGANISATION OF CONFERENCES AND WORKSHOPS

 

20 December 2010      “The Dark Period: Myth or Reality?”, at the Pondicherry Centre of the EFEO.

 

August 2011    International workshop “The Archaeology of Bhakti I”, in collaboration with E. Francis and C. Schmid, in the Pondicherry Centre of the EFEO. Guests of honour: Alexander Dubiansky (Moscow University) and Padma Kaimal (Colgate University).

 

August 2013 International workshop “The Archaeology of Bhakti II: Local Bhakti, Royal Bhakti”, in collaboration with E. Francis and C. Schmid, in the Pondicherry Centre of the EFEO. Guests of honour: Vasudha Narayanan (University of Florida) and Richard Davis (Bard College).

 

February 2014 International workshop entitled “Mahābhārata: The Epic Tradition in India and South-East Asia”, organised in collaboration with the Sanskrit Department of the Pondicherry University and Université Lyon III Jean Moulin.

 

August 2015 International workshop “The Archaeology of Bhakti III: The Minor Dynasties”, in collaboration with E. Francis and C. Schmid, in the Pondicherry Centre of the EFEO. Guests of honour: Leslie Orr (Concordia University) and Yuko Yokochi (Kyoto University).

 

LECTURES

 

May 2003 “Jalandharasaṃhāramūrti in Pallava iconography”, University of Aix-en-Provence (France) [published].

 

February 2004 “Dakṣiṇāmūrti in Pallava art”, presented during the Classical Tamil Winter School at the École française d’Extrême-Orient, Pondicherry.

 

May 2004 “Dakṣiṇāmūrti: a Pallava creation”, University of Aix-en-Provence (France).

 

August 2007 “Presentation and Reading of the Pandyan Velvikuti Copper-plates”, in collaboration with Dr. G. Vijayavenugopal, presented during the workshop “Engraving the King's Fame: Sanskrit Prasastis and Tamil Meykkirtis”, École française d’Extrême-Orient, Pondicherry.

 

August 2009 “Presentation of the Pondicherry Digital Photo-Archive, SITA (South Indian Temple Archives)”, presented during an ECAI conference, University of Trichy. [published]

 

August 2009 “Tracking the Traces of God: the Pandyan Cave temple of Tirupparankunram, Madurai district”, presented during the “International Workshop on the Internal and External Chronology of Tamil Bhakti, in Honour of Pandit Varadadesikan”, École française d’Extrême-Orient (French School of Asian Studies), Pondicherry. [published]

 

August 2010 « Anaimalai hill: a religious melting pot », presented during the Classical Tamil Summer Seminar, EFEO Centre of Pondicherry.

 

December 2010 “The Dark Period: Myth or Reality?”, opening address of a workshop held in the Pondicherry Centre of the EFEO. [published]

 

28 January 2011 « La présence de Vishnu dans les temples excavés du royaume pandya », paper presented during a conference entitled « Vishnu dans tous ses états », EFEO Paris.

 

17 April 2012  “Tracking traces of gods: the site of Tirupparaṅkuṉṟam” presented at the “Centre of Indian Languages, School of Language, Literature and Culture Studies”, Jawaharlal Nehru University in Delhi.

 

August 2013 “The Mukteśvara in Kāñcipuram: a temple of a Pallava queen”, “Gods and devotees of Medieval Tiruttaṇi”, “The recitation of the Mahābhārata in the inscriptions of Centalai”, “The Pandyan inscriptions of the Kaveri Delta”, papers given at the workshop-cum-conference “Archaeology of Bhakti II”, École française d’Extrême-Orient, Pondichéry.

 

11 February 2014 « The Mahābhārata and the Pallavas: the spread of the Great Epic in the Tamil-speaking South », paper presented at the International Conference Mahābhārata: The Epic Tradition in India and South-East Asia, jointly organised by the Pondicherry University and the EFEO Centre of Pondicherry.

 

23 March 2014 « Murukaṉ on his elephant: tales of a medieval Tamil-speaking South », Endowment Lecture at the Asiatic Society of Mumbai. [forthcoming]

 

11 September 2014 « Murukaṉ on his elephant: tales of a medieval Tamil-speaking South », Yale University.

 

18 December 2014 « Murukaṉ on his elephant: tales of a medieval Tamil-speaking South », short version presented at a working day at the EFEO Paris, « De l'Inde à l'Asie : Skanda tous azimuts /Where has Skanda gone? ».

 

August 2015 Presentations on the sites of Lalgudi, Malaiyadipatti, Tirumeyyam, Kannanur, Kilappaluvur, Melappaluvur during the workshop Archaeology of Bhakti III, the minor dynasties of South India.

 

10 October 2015 “Unveiling changes of faith in medieval Tamil-speaking South: the cases of Tirupparaṅkuṉṟam and Tiruccentūr”, at the Southern Methodist University, Dallas. The conference was organised by SARII in collaboration with the SMU.

Valérie Gillet
Valérie Gillet

Maître de conférences

Histoire et archéologie du monde indien

Ecole française d'Extrême-Orient
Centre d'Indologie
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