Board of Administrators

President: Ms Manuelle FRANCK

Statutory members

Representing the state:

  • Ms Anne-Sophie BARTHEZ, Director General of Higher Education and Professional Integration, represented by Mr Pascal GOSSELIN, office DGSIP A1-3 or Ms Marina GOVOROFF
  • Mr Laurent BILI, Director General for Globalisation, Culture, Education and International Development, represented by Ms Dominique WAAG, Deputy Director of ESR


Representing the Institut de France:

  • Ms Marianne BASTID-BRUGUIERE, member of the Académie des Sciences Morales et Politiques, representative of the Perpetual Secretary
  • Mr Pierre-Sylvain FILLIOZAT, member of the Académie des inscriptions et Belles-Lettres
  • Mr Jean-Noël ROBERT, member of the Académie des inscriptions et Belles-Lettres
  • Mr Alain THOTE, member of the Académie des inscriptions et Belles-Lettres, representative of the Perpetual Secretary


Representing the Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (CNRS):

  • Mr Antoire PETIT, president of the CNRS, represented by Ms Sylvie DEMURGER, deputy scientific director "Europe and international" of the Institut des Sciences Humaines et Sociales, represented by Mr Fabrice BOUDJAABA, Deputy Scientific Director of InSHS or Ms Solène MARIE, Head of International Cooperation of InSHS


A former head of a public higher education and research institution:

  • Ms Manuelle FRANCK, former president of the Institut National des Langues et Civilisations Orientales (INALCO)


Professional members:

  • Ms Michelle BUBENICEK, director of the École nationale des Chartes
  • Mr Jean-Paul DEMOULE, Emeritus Professor of European Protohistory, University of Paris I
  • Ms Cristina SCHERER-SCHAUB, professor à l'unviersité de Lausanne


Representing the faculty of EFEO professors:

  • Mr François LACHAUD; sustitute: Ms Michela BUSSOTTI


Representing the faculty of EFEO lecturers:

  • Ms Paola CALANCA; substitute: Mr Luca GABBIANI
  • Ms Catherine SCHEER; substitute: Ms Valérie GILLET


Representing EFEO administrative staff:

  • Ms Evelise BRUNEAU; substitute: Mr Vincent PAILLUSSON
  • Ms Zohra SOLTANI; substitute: Mr Didier MARIETTE

Consultative members (EFEO)

  • The director, Nicolas FIÉVÉ
  • The director of administrative services, Cécilia MENDES
  • The chief financial officer, Smail ZAGHMOURI
  • The director of studies, Valérie GILLET
  • The curator of the Library, Katia JUHEL
Photographic exhibition
Paris, France, 28 June 2024
The EFEO is displaying an exhibition as part of the symposium "Le Prince Damrong Rajanubhab et George Cœdès. Collaboration et regards croisés sur l'histoire du royaume de Siam" organized on May 15 by the Inalco - Langues O', the Inalco Foundation, and the EFEO.

Free admission, from 15 April to 30 June 2024, 9am to 6pm, EFEO, 1st floor landing.

More information on the symposium READ MORE
Library closure
Paris, France, 16 May 2024

♦ Following major water damage, the library is exceptionally closed until further notice.

The entire library team is aware of the difficulties this long closure is causing for your research, and you can be certain that we are working tirelessly to reopen the library as soon as possible. ♦

Consult the catalogs and digital tools:
Books and periodicals catalog
- Archives and manuscripts catalog
- Digital heritage library

Please check the EFEO's Facebook page and Twitter account regularly for any updates to the conditions of public access.
International Summer Seminar
05 May 2024
The call for applications for the international summer seminar "From Qing dynasty to Republican China: continuities and ruptures" to be held in Saint-Pierre d'Oléron from 8 to 14 September 2024, aimed at doctoral and post-doctoral students in Chinese studies, is now open.

Deadline for applications: 5 May 2024

For more information
New publication

Arts Asiatiques 78 (2023)

École française d'Extrême-Orient, Paris, 2023, 144 pages.

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New Publication

The Holy Island in the Kāverī: a Hagiotopography  
Critical Edition and Translation of the Śrīraṅgamāhātmya

R. Sathyanarayanan, Marzenna Czerniak-Drożdżowicz