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
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
New publication
New publication
Talk by Franciscus Verellen sur ''La stèle du Chenal de la puissance céleste et la naissance de la poudre noire en Chine''
Paris, France, 08 June 2018
Friday, June 8, Franciscus Verellen speaks on La stèle du Chenal de la puissance céleste et la naissance de la poudre noire en Chine at the Académie des Inscriptions et Belles-Lettres. On this occasion, he presents the latest epigraphic discoveries collected on the Chinese coast of the Gulf of Tonkin (Guangxi) during a field mission in May 2018 on the remains of the channel dug by Gao Pian in 868, opening a supply route and trade between the Annam Protectorate and mainland China.
At 3.30 pm, public sitting in the Grande salle des séances, Institut de France, 23, Quai de Conti, 75006 Paris.
International Conference 23-25 May 2018
Paris, France,

From 23th to 25th May will be held the international conference Modes of Authority and Aesthetic Practices from South to Southeast Asia at the École Normale Supérieure.


ENS, Salle Paul Celan, 45 rue d'Ulm 75005 Paris.