Academic Council

President: Pierre-François SOUYRI

Statutory members

Representing the state:

  • Mr Bernard LARROUTUROU, Director General for Research and Innovation, represented by Mr Francis PROST, project manager (university professor, section 21)
  • Ms Dominique WAAG, Deputy Director of Higher Education and Research at the Directorate General for Globalisation at the Ministry of Europe and Foreign Affairs

Representing the directorate of the EFEO:

  • The director, Mr Nicolas FIÉVÉ
  • The director of studies, Ms Valérie GILLET

Representing the Institut de France:

  • Ms Marianne BASTID-BRUGUIERE, member of the Académie des Sciences Morales et Politiques, representative of the Perpetual Secretary
  • Mr Pierre-Sylvain FILLIOZAT, member of the Académie des Inscriptions et Belles-Lettres
  • Mr Jean-Noël ROBERT, member of the Académie des Inscriptions et Belles-Lettres
  • Mr Alain THOTE, member of the Académie des inscriptions et Belles-Lettres, representative of the Perpetual Secretary


Representing the academic community:

  • Ms Claire BRISSET, ordinary professor at the University of Geneva
  • Mr Eric LEFEBVRE, Director of the Cernuschi Museum
  • Mr Pierre-François SOUYRI, Honorary Professor at the University of Geneva
  • Ms Eva WILDEN, Professor at the University of Hamburg


Representing partner institutions:

  • Ms Sophie MAKARIOU, curator, President of the Musée national des arts asiatiques - Guimet
  • Ms Dana RAPPOPORT, research director at the CNRS, codirector of the Centre Asie du Sud-Est (CASE - UMR 8170)
  • Mr Olivier Venture, Director of Studies at the École pratique des Hautes Études


Qualified person (documentation, dissemination...)

  • Ms Marie-Lise TSAGOURIA, Director of the BULAC

Representing the EFEO faculty:

  • Mr Luca GABBIANIlecturer / substitute: Ms Paola CALANCA, lecturer
  • Mr Eric BOURDONNEAU, lecturer / substitute: Mr Gregory KOURILSKY, lecturer
  • Ms Valérie GILLET, lecturer / substitute: Ms Charlotte SCHMID, professor

Consultative membres

  • Katia JUHEL, curator of the Library
  • Cécilia MENDES, director of Administrative Services
Photographic exhibition
Paris, France, 28 June 2024
The EFEO is displaying an exhibition as part of the symposium "Le Prince Damrong Rajanubhab et George Cœdès. Collaboration et regards croisés sur l'histoire du royaume de Siam" organized on May 15 by the Inalco - Langues O', the Inalco Foundation, and the EFEO.

Free admission, from 15 April to 30 June 2024, 9am to 6pm, EFEO, 1st floor landing.

More information on the symposium READ MORE
Library closure
Paris, France, 16 May 2024

♦ Following major water damage, the library is exceptionally closed until further notice.

The entire library team is aware of the difficulties this long closure is causing for your research, and you can be certain that we are working tirelessly to reopen the library as soon as possible. ♦

Consult the catalogs and digital tools:
Books and periodicals catalog
- Archives and manuscripts catalog
- Digital heritage library

Please check the EFEO's Facebook page and Twitter account regularly for any updates to the conditions of public access.
International Summer Seminar
05 May 2024
The call for applications for the international summer seminar "From Qing dynasty to Republican China: continuities and ruptures" to be held in Saint-Pierre d'Oléron from 8 to 14 September 2024, aimed at doctoral and post-doctoral students in Chinese studies, is now open.

Deadline for applications: 5 May 2024

For more information
New publication

Arts Asiatiques 78 (2023)

École française d'Extrême-Orient, Paris, 2023, 144 pages.

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New Publication

The Holy Island in the Kāverī: a Hagiotopography  
Critical Edition and Translation of the Śrīraṅgamāhātmya

R. Sathyanarayanan, Marzenna Czerniak-Drożdżowicz