Yangon

The Yangon Branch Office, Myanmar

Head: Jacques Leider
EFEO
c/o Institut français de Birmanie
340 Pye Road, Sanchaung township
Yangon, Myanmar
Tél : + 95 (1) 536 900 / 537 122 / 535 428

Assistant: Ms Khin Khin Zaw
jacques.leider@efeo.net

History

The EFEO has been active in Burma with the inventory of the Pagan monuments since the 1980's. Work on this site was undertaken by Pierre Pichard from 1980 - 1987 in the framework of a UNESCO project. In 2002, with the arrival of Jacques Leider, the School opened a Branch Office in Myanmar. Up until 2008 it was located in the Regional Centre for History and Tradition (CHAT), an institution founded under the international aegis of SEAMEO (Southeast Asian Ministers of Education Organization). Currently the EFEO branch office has been relocated to the French Cultural Centre.

Current projects:

Today the EFEO Burma Centre, enjoys limited access to cooperative activity, although, considerable opportunities exist for individual projects.

Since 2002, the Centre's projects have focused, above all, on transcribing the previously unpublished Arakan manuscripts that have provided new data in historiography and political history and offered better understanding the Arakan culture and religion during the Mrauk-U epoch. Since 2005 a project to collect the Arakan inscriptions has contributed to the first systematic collection of lithographs from the region of Burma.

Since 2007 research on the first period of the Konbaung dynasty has led to the reexamination of the royal chronicles by comparing them to the royal orders, more precisely the chronicles issued under the reign of Alaungmintaya.

Despite its limitations the EFEO Yangon Branch Office - a unique facility in a complex environment -- members continue advising doctoral students and welcoming French and international scholars.

The Yangon centre
Head: Jacques Leider

EFEO
c/o Institut français de Birmanie
340 Pye Road, Sanchaung township
Yangon, Myanmar

Tél : +95 (1)536 900 / 537 122 / 535 428

Assistant: Ms Khin Khin Zaw
jacques.leider@efeo.net

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Jacques Leider @ DW
25 AUGUST 18 Quotes from Jacques Leider's interview, cited in the DW: "Inciting hatred against Rohingya on social  ... Read more
Jacques Leider @ CRISEA meeting & conference, Hanoi
28 MARCH 18 Between 28-30 March, Jacques Leider went to Hanoi, Vietnam, for the 2nd CRISEA Steering Committee meeting (28 March) and the 1st CRISEA Research Workshop (29-30 March), held at  ... Read more
Jacques Leider @ Rakhine Days - The Rohingya Conflict and its Implications, DGAP
09 MARCH 18 Dr. Jacques Leider was invited by the DGAP (Die Deutsche Gesellschaft für Auswärtige Politik / The German Council on Foreign Relations) to participate in the  ... Read more
EFEO News
EFEO Field Scholarships - 1st Semester 2022
20 September 2021
The deadline for submitting an application to an EFEO Field Scholarships for Master and PhD students enabling a field study in Asia at one of the EFEO centers is set to the 14th of October 2021.
Short-term EFEO postdoctoral contracts 2022
20 September 2021
The recruitment campaign for short-term post-doctoral contracts (3 to 6 months) has just been launched. It will close on 14 October. READ MORE
Pilot project ''Safeguarding for Posterity Two Private Collections of Palm-Leaf Manuscripts from the Tamil Country (EAP1294)''
Pondicherry, India, 13 September 2021
The pilot project "Safeguarding for Posterity Two Private Collections of Palm-Leaf Manuscripts from the Tamil Country (EAP1294)" has been awarded a grant under the British Library's Endangered Archives Program, supported by the Arcadia Fund!

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Covid-19 Information: new procedures of the library
Paris, France, 08 September 2021
From Monday, September 13, access to the EFEO library changes:
  • The library will be open Monday to Friday from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m
  • It will no longer be necessary to reserve a place in the reading room, but you will have to be registered or pre-registered on the Bulac catalogue for the "Maison de l'Asie" site: https://catalogue.bulac.fr/
  • The documents will be communicated 20 minutes after their reservation from your reader's account, and will be made available on the shelves on the patio side of the reading room- The library will welcome 15 readers per day. In case of overcrowding, priority will be given to readers consulting EFEO documents
  • The health pass will not be required, but the wearing of masks and the respect of protective measures will continue to apply
If you are experiencing Covid-19 type symptoms, please postpone your visit to the library.
ICAS-GIS Asir 2021 Book Award
Online,

The winner of the 2021 French-Language Book Prize is "La réforme politique en Birmanie pendant le premier moment colonial (1819-1878)" by Aurore Candier, published by the EFEO !