Academic Council

President: Pierre-François SOUYRI

Statutory members

Representing the state:

  • The representative of the director general of Research and Innovation, Ministry of Research and Higher Education, Roger GENET, or his representative
  • The representative of the director of Cultural, Academic and Research Cooperation, Laurent BILI, representing the Minister for Foreign Affairs, represented by the representative of  Laurence AUER, Director of Culture, Education, Research and network or by Mr COMOY, Deputy to the Deputy Director of Higher Education and Research


Representing the directorate of the EFEO:

  • The director, Christophe MARQUET
  • The director of studies, Christophe POTTIER


Representing the Institut de France:

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


Representing the academic community:

  • Corinne DEBAINE-FRANCFORT, research professor, CNRS
  • M. Pierre-François SOUYRI, Emeritus Professor at the university of Genève
  • Silvia VIGNATO, professor, University of Milano-Bicocca
  • Inès ZUPANOV, research professor, CNRS, head of the Centre d'étude de l'Inde et de l'Asie du Sud (CEIAS - UMR 8564)


Representing partner institutions:

  • M. Olivier VENTURE, lecturer at the École pratique des Hautes Études
  • Mme Sophie MAKARIOU, curator, President of the Musée national des arts asiatiques - Guimet
  • Mme Dana RAPPOPORT, research director at the CNRS, codirector of the Centre Asie du Sud-Est (CASE - UMR 8170)


Representing the EFEO faculty:

  • Paola CALANCA, lecturer / substitute: Luca GABBIANI, lecturer
  • Fabienne JAGOU, lecturer / substitute: François LAGIRARDE, lecturer
  • Charlotte SCHMID, professor / substitute: Valérie GILLET, lecturer

Consultative membres

  • Clément FROEHLICHER, curator of the Library
  • Valérie LIGER-BELAIR, director of Administrative Services
Fourth International Intensive course in Old Javanese
Yogyakarta, Central Java, Indonesia, 15 July 2018
Aiming to support the training of a new generation of Old Javanese philologists and to stimulate international collaboration in this field, the École française d'Extrême-Orient (French School of Asian Studies, EFEO) and the National Library of the Republic of Indonesia (Perpusnas), with support from the École Pratique des Hautes Études (Paris), PSL Research University (Paris), and the Royal Netherlands Institute for Southeast Asian and Caribbean Studies (KITLV), will co-organize this year, for the fourth time, an international intensive course in Old Javanese.
Talk by Christophe Pottier ''Archéologie du Grand Angkor: nouvelles données sur l'architecture du paysage''
Paris, France, 22 June 2018
On Friday, 22th, as Christophe Pottier speaks on Archéologie du Grand Angkor: nouvelles données sur l'architecture du paysage.

At 3.30 pm, public sitting in the Grande salle des séances, Institut de France, 23, Quai de Conti, 75006 Paris.
12th DocAsie Day
Paris, France, 20 June 2018
The next DocAsie meetings will take place from June 20th to 22nd in Paris, at the Maison de l'Asie and at the Campus Condorcet (Maison des Sciences de l’Homme Paris Nord). For these 12th Days, the focus will be on the treatment of sound funds as well as the presentation of precious and / or specialized funds.
The provisional program is available HERE.
Registrations are closed.

(Manuscrit rituel bouddhique MS.SL.59 dit « collection de mudrās », Népal, XIXe siècle, collection Sylvain Lévi, Institut d'études indiennes du Collège de France)
Paris EFEO Seminar
Paris, France, 18 June 2018
Monday 18th June Arlo Griffiths (EFEO) speaks on Histoire sociale des brahmanes en Inde et les modes de transmission du corpus védique.

11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. (Free admission)
Maison de l'Asie, First floor salon, 22 avenue du Président Wilson, 75116 Paris
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