March 2012
L'Agenda de l'EFEO
On March 15 and 16 the seminar Publications archéologiques: rythmes et supports [Archaeological Publications: schedules and support systems] is bringing together the five French Schools Abroad at the Casa de Velázquez (Madrid). The aim of this workshop is to coordinate the dissemination of the results of archaeological research, especially in making them available to the scholarly community as promptly as possible, along with the exploration of new developments in publication matters. The seminar is to be followed by a meeting of the Directors of the five French Schools Abroad.
Colloquia, visits, and meetings
On March 9 Franciscus Verellen, Director, is taking part in the colloquium Chinese Renaissance at the British Academy.

On March 15 and 16, accompanied by François Lagirarde, the EFEO's Director of Publications and Pierre-Yves Manguin, Professor of Archaeology, Franciscus Verellen is participating in the seminar Publications archéologiques: rythmes et supports at the Casa de Velázquez (see Editorial).

On March 22, at Toulouse, Franciscus Verellen and Pascal Royère are meeting with the President of the University of Toulouse le Mirail and members of that university's Social Anthropology Center to explore the possibilities of new partnerships.
From March 1 to 8, Pascal Royère, Director of Studies, is visiting Cambodia to integrate the restoration work on the Western Mebon into the framework of a priority cooperation fund established by the French Ministry of Foreign and European Affairs in cooperation with the Ministry of Higher Education and Research and the Ministry of Culture and Communications, and in partnership with the Cambodian National Authority APSARA.

He visits Japan from March 9 to 11 for consultations on the architectural project for the future EFEO Center in Kyoto.

On March 22, he is then accompanying the Director to the meetings at the University of Toulouse le Mirail (see above).

Pascal Royère is presenting three lectures as part of the 2012 lecture-course series of the Association française des Amis de l'Orient [French Association of Friends of East Asia] organized in partnership with the Musée Guimet. The lectures take place on March 19, 20, and 21 and are dedicated to a summary of the work already completed on the site of the Baphuon at Angkor, and to projections of what may be achieved in the course of the new project of restoring the Western Mebon.
On March 30 the Board of Administrators of the EFEO meets at 10 a.m. at the Institut de France, in the Hall of the Five Academies.

On March 2 (3:00-6:00 p.m.), Frédéric Girard is taking part in Professor Funayama Toru's seminar at Kyoto University (Center for Research in the Humane Sciences).

On March 15 and 16 François Lagirarde, the EFEO's Director of Publications, is attending the seminar Publications archéologiques: rythmes et supports at the Casa de Velázquez (see editorial).

On March 15 and 16 Pierre-Yves Manguin is attending the seminar Publications archéologiques: rythmes et supports at the Casa de Velázquez (see editorial).

From March 12 to 18 Antony Boussemart is in Toronto to take part in the meetings of the CEAL (Council of East Asian Libraries) and the CORMOSEA (Council of Research Materials on Southeast Asia) in advance of the annual meeting of the Association for Asian Studies. These meetings offer the opportunity to develop existing networks and strengthen publication exchange partnerships.

Aséanie 27, 2012

From March 15 to 18, Astrid Aschehoug and Géraldine Hue are presenting the EFEO's publications at the annual meeting of the Association for Asian studies in Toronto.  ;

François Lagirarde, Phongsathon Buakhampan, and Wisitthisak Sattaphan, "Étude d'épigraphie du Nord de la Thaïlande: inscriptions sur des Buddha du Wat Mueang Mo à Phrae [Study of the epigraphy of North Thailand: inscriptions on Buddhas at the Wat Mueang Mo at Phrae]," Aséanie 27, pp.137-162.

EFEO Paris Seminar
The EFEO Paris Seminar is meeting on Monday, March 26 (11:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.). Marina Berthier, Lucie Moriceau, and Olivier Racine of the French Ministry of Defense (ECPAD, La Défense Communications and Audiovisual Production Group) are talking on the topic "L'Asie dans les collections de l'ECPAD: fonds Indochine et fonds privés [Asia in the collections at the ECPAD: the Indochina collection and private collections]" at the Maison de l'Asie (2nd floor meeting room, 22, avenue du Président Wilson, 75116 Paris).
Of Special Note
Seminar Archéologie de l'est de l'Océan Indien: échanges préhistoriques et du début de la période historique depuis les confins iraniens jusqu'à la Mer de Chine Méridionale [Archaeology of the eastern Indian Ocean: trade from the prehistoric and the beginning of the historical period from Iranian controlled areas to the South China Sea] of the research group Iran and India, organized by Bérénice Bellina (CNRS - UMR "Mondes iranien et indien"): on March 27 François-Xavier Ricaut (CNRS UMR 5288, the University of Toulouse P. Sabatier, Laboratory of molecular anthropology and synthesis imagery) is talking on "Common l'anthropologie génétique interprète les liens entre Madagascar et l'Asie du Sud-Est et leurs impacts sur la genèse des populations malgaches [How genetic anthropology interprets the connections between Madagascar and Southeast Asia and their impact on the origins of the peoples of Madagascar]," Maison de l'Asie, 10:00 to 11:30 a.m.
Life in the Centers
After his visit to Paris, Dr. S. A. S. Sarma is taking part from March 1 to 3 in the colloquium Religions, Science, and Technology in Cultural Contexts: Dynamics of Change organized by the International Society for the History of Religions (Department of Archaeology and Religious Studies, Norwegian University of Science and Technology) and is presenting a lecture entitled "Medical Treatments described in the Ritual Texts of Kerala: Interaction between Religion and Science."

On 6 March Sylvain Brocquet (University of Provence) is giving a lecture on the Slesas in the Sanskrit epigraphy of southern India at the EFEO's Pondicherry Center.
On Friday, March 2, Arlo Griffiths is giving a public lecture at the Universitas Indonesia dealing with his research into epigraphy in North Sumatra.

From March 8 to 10, he is taking part in the Hanoi colloquium Future Directions in Southeast Asian Studies, where he will present the current state in Old Javanese philology. While in Hanoi, until March 17, he is continuing his study of the inscriptions in the Vietnamese National Historical Museum as part of the program Corpus des inscriptions du Campa [Corpus of Champa inscriptions].

From March 26 to 29 he is visiting West Sumatra to see the excavations being done by the team from the Freie Universität zu Berlin around the Bukit Gombak, and to take part in the workshop "Archaeology of Tanah Datar.
Chiang Mai
From March 9 to 20 Jacques Leider is in Canada, where he is taking part in the Theravada Civilizations Colloquium - Thematic Continuities and Vernacular Appropriations from March 11 to 23 at the University of Toronto, and then, from March 15 to 18, is chairing the session "Local Vamsas II" at the meeting of the Association for Asian studies in Toronto.

On March 22 at 2:30 p.m., Dr. Sun Jiahong (Law Institute at the Chinese Social Sciences Academy) is giving a lecture on the topic "Quelques réflexions à propos de la notion d' ‘harmonie entre le Ciel et l'homme' dans la pratique judiciaire sous les Ming et les Qing et de sa disparition à la fin de l'ère imperial [Some comments on the idea of ‘harmony between Heaven and humankind' in Ming and Qing judicial practice and its disappearance at the end of the imperial era]" at Peking's Zhengfa Univeristy as part of the annual series of Franco-Chinese lectures Histoire, archéologie et société [History, archaeology, and society].
Hong Kong
As part of the course "Research paper in religious studies" (RELS5322) in the Department of Cultural and Religious Studies at the Chinese University of Hong Kong, Lü Pengzhi is supervising two M.A. theses, that of Chiang Wai Wa, on "Research on Zhonggong: the passion for qigong in contemporary China" and that of Lü Yusang, on "Mystical thought in the novels of Ge Fei."
On March 9, at 3:00 p.m., Frédéric Leroy (DRASSM, Département des recherches archéologiques subaquatiques et sous-marines, Marseille [Department of Underwater and Undersea Archaeological Research, Marseille]) is giving a lecture at the History and Philology Institute of the Academia Sinica on the topic "Archéologie sous-marine: des sources iconographiques et écrites aux sites archéologiques au travers d'exemples sur le littoral français [Undersea Archaeology: iconographic and written sources at archaeological sites seen through examples from the French coast]."
The Buddhism seminar at the EFEO Center in Tokyo is taking place on Mondays, March 12 and 26, and covers an introduction to the Buddhist Kanbun: reading the Xianyu-jing/Kengu-kyo, 13 and 14 (6:00-8:00 p.m., lecture hall, Tôyô bunko).
On March 5 and 6, the EFEO and the ISEAS are co-organizing, with Kyoto University's Institute for Research in the Humanities and the Ryûkoku University in Kyoto, a colloquium: Afghanistan Meeting 2012: Between Sogdania and Gandhara in the Pre-Islamic Period. The meetings are taking place at the Kyoto University's Institute for Research in the Humanities on March 5 (1:00-5:45 p.m.), and at the Ryûkoku University in Kyoto on March 6 (1:00-5:45 p.m.).

March 15 (at 6:00 p.m.), Marc-Henri Deroche (Kyoto University) is giving a talk as part of the Kyoto Lectures on the topic "Memory, Revelation and Authority: the gter ma Traditions from the Ancient Tibetan Empire to the Fifth Dalai Lama," at Kyoto University's Institute for Research in the Humane Sciences.

On March 22 (11 a.m.) the monthly seminar on Buddhism, conducted by Iyanaga Nobumi, is taking place at the Kansai Franco-Japanese Institute. ,

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