The Jakarta Centre, Indonesia

Head : Véronique Degroot
Ecole française d'Extrême-Orient,
Jl. Ampera III no.26
Jakarta Selatan 12550, Indonesia
Tel./ Fax: + 62 21 781 14 76
or + 62 21 781 47 85

The first member of the EFEO in Indonesia was the epigraphist Louis-Charles Damais who settled in "Batavia" in 1938. Historian Denys Lombard followed in 1966. Since that time the Jakarta Centre has developed without interruption. And since 1976, the work of the EFEO has been conducted under a cooperation agreement with the Indonesian National Centre for Archaeological Research (Pusat Penelitian Archaeology National).

The Jakarta Center, a key logistic and documentary centre, has allowed succeeding generations of scholars - from the EFEO and other partner organizations - to further their work during long term stays on the Indonesian archipelago.

Archaeology has always been an essential component of the EFEO programme in Indonesia. Illustrating this are the significant contributions the School has made in partnership with UNESCO on the restoration of the Borobudur temple. More recent excavations in Java and Sumatra, on the sites of the first great cities built under Indian influence, are another example. Other major projects in philology and literature, history (both ancient and contemporary) and ethnology have also been carried out in collaboration with various Indonesian institutions of research of and higher education, particularly Indonesia University.

Current research program:

Since 1980 the EFEO has taken on an ambitious translation project from French into Indonesian. This series titled Textes et documents nousantariens (Nusantarian Texts and Documents) includes previously unpublished manuscripts written in Malay, Javanese, Sudanese, Bugis, and Arabic. An Indonesian student has recently published sources in a thesis that were chosen for their philological and historical significance.

The EFEO documentation and research center, opened in Jakarta in 1991, welcomes and advises young researchers and scholarship holders. Its library houses some 9,000 works and around 50 current periodicals.

The Jakarta centre
Head: Véronique Degroot

École française d'Extrême-Orient
Jl. Ampera III no.26
Jakarta Selatan 12550
Tel/fax +62 21 781 14 76
+62 21 781 47 85

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News from the Jakarta centre
Conference : The Bajo maritime diaspora in Indonesia : what language tells us about history
16 MAY 17 Philippe Grangé, Université de La Rochelle
(France) pgrange@univ-lr.frWedenesday 17 May, 17.30Auditorium IFI, Jl Thamrin No 20
The Bajo (Sama-Bajau)  ... Read more
Archipel 91 - Interdisciplinary Studies on Island Southeast Asia
09 MAY 17 The 91st issue of the journal Archipel is available in the EFEO Jakarta library. Archipel is a journal that is both scientific and accessible to the general public It is entirely  ... Read more
Conference: Honey collecting and beekeeping of the Asian giant honeybee in Indonesia
08 MARCH 17 As part of the conference series "Man, territories and societies", the EFEO and the IFI are pleased to invite you to attend the lecture of Nicolas Césard (National Museum  ... Read more
Germany, Berlin, 27 September - 1 October 2010
27 September 2010
Daniel Perret presents a paper at the 13th Conference of EURASEAA (European Association of Southeast Asian Archaeologists) on "The 2009 Archaeological Excavations at the Si Pamutung Site in Sumatra."
Germany, Berlin, 27 September - 1st October 2010
27 September 2010

Daniel Perret  is giving a talk on:"The 2009 Archaeological Excavations at the Si Pamutung Site in Sumatra"