Pune

The Pune Centre, India

Ecole française d'Extrême-Orient
Deccan College
Pune 411006, India
Tel.: + 91 20 669 39 04
dominic.goodall@efeo.net

The EFEO Center in Pune, Maharashtra, the great university city of western India known under the British as Poona, was set up in 1964. The establishment of the EFEO on the campus of Deccan College, a distinguished teaching and research institution well-known for its rich library resources, was formalized under an agreement between the two institutions signed in 1997.

At the outset the aim of the Center was primarily to further studies on modern Indo-Aryan languages and literature. Since the early 1990's the Center has also hosted research in several areas.

Current research program:

  • Sanskrit treatises on logic and exegesis
  • Contemporary religions
  • The Maratha language
  • Indian treatises on mathematics

Work has also been carried out on the application of new technologies to philology, especially the adaptation of computer Internet languages (html, xml, xsl, etc.) to Sanskrit and other Indian languages.

The Center also houses a collection of Marathi literature and basic reference works for Indian studies. Visiting scholars including fellowship holders and doctoral candidates also have access to the library resources of Deccan College.

News from the Pondicherry centre
Ostinato
12 MARCH 19 On the occasion of the visit of the Belgian group Duo Laterna Magica, a concert entitled “Ostinato” will take place at 6 pm in the library of the EFEO, 19, rue Dumas, on  ... Read more
“Constructions of meaning: semantics, interpretation, argumentation”
25 FEBRUARY 19 Workshop in compared philosophy (India and the medieval West): “Constructions of meaning: semantics, interpretation, argumentation”On 25th and 26th  ... Read more
Vedāntadeśika: the last NETamil Reading Workshop in Pondy
22 FEBRUARY 19 Vedāntadeśika's Cillaṟai Rahasyaṅkaḷ. The final NETamil reading workshop to be held in Pondicherry was devoted to reading parts of Vedāntadeśika's œuvre,  ... Read more
EFEO News
Call for applications for a post-doctoral contract within the framework of the IRIS "Scripta-PSL. Histoire et pratiques de l'écrit"
Paris, France, 03 May 2019

Iris (Initiative de Recherche Interdisciplinaire Stratégique) “Scripta-PSL. Histoire et pratiques de l'écrit” is launching a call for applications for a 12-month post-doctoral contract for a 12-month post-doctoral contract, starting on 1 September 2019 (negotiable date).

Master « Études Asiatiques » (EHESS-EPHE-EFEO) – Inscriptions 2019-2020
Paris, France, 29 April 2019
PSL University opens at the start of 2019-20 a new master “Études Asiatiques”. This collaboration between the École française d’Extrême-Orient (EFEO), the École pratique des hautes études (EPHE) and the École des hautes études en sciences sociales with a view to training researchers or experts capable of developing critical thinking on the Asian societies approached in their specialisations and in the long term.
Admissions for the Master "Etudes Asiatiques" are open: see the detailed information and the contacts for the teaching staff on the Master website and in its brochure.
Visit of His Excellency Mr. Jong-moon CHOI, Ambassador of the Republic of Korea to France
Paris, France, 29 April 2019
On April 29, 2019, Christophe Marquet, Director of the EFEO, and Christophe Pottier, Director of Studies, received His Excellency Mr. Jong-moon CHOI, Ambassador of the Republic of Korea to France. On this occasion, precious books, manuscripts and maps concerning Korea, kept in the library, were shown to him. A presentation was given on the EFEO's research activities in Korea.
Seminar ''L’imagerie populaire d’Ôtsu : un art oublié du Japon d'Edo''
Paris, France, 23 April 2019
The MJCP and the EFEO organize a seminar "L’imagerie populaire d’Ôtsu : un art oublié du Japon d'Edo" on the occasion of the opening of the exhibition "Ôtsu-e : peintures populaires du Japon" which the EFEO also publishes the catalog.
Seminar open to the public. Free registration required via the ticket office of the site.
Paris EFEO Seminar
Paris, France, 15 April 2019
Invited by the Centre of Seoul, Dr. Vadim Akulenko, assistant at the department of Korean studies of the Institute of Oriental Studies, School of Regional and International Studies, Far Eastern Federal University, Vladivostok, makes a presentation: Evolution of Understanding Minjok in the DPRK.

At 14h, entrance free
Maison de l'Asie, 22, avenue du Président Wilson, 75116 Paris, Grand salon, 1st floor
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