Board of Administrators

President: M. Jean-Claude WAQUET

Statutory members

Representing the state:

  • The representative of the director general of Higher Education, Ministry of Higher Education and Research, Brigitte PLATEAU
  • The representative of the Ministry of Europe and Foreign Affairs, Jean-Yves LE DRIAN


Representing the Institut de France:

  • Mme Marianne BASTID-BRUGUIERE, member of the Académie des Sciences Morales et Politiques, representative of the Perpetual Secretary
  • M. Pierre-Sylvain FILLIOZAT, member of the Académie des inscriptions et Belles-Lettres
  • M. Jean-Noël ROBERT, member of the Académie des inscriptions et Belles-Lettres
  • M. Franciscus VERELLEN, member of the Académie des inscriptions et Belles-Lettres, representative of the Perpetual Secretary


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

  • Antoire PETIT, president of the CNRS, represented by Mme 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 Mrs. Diane BRAMI, Head of International Cooperation of InSHS


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

  • M.Jean-Paul DEMOULE, former president of the Institut national de recherches archéologiques préventices (INRAP)


Professional members:

  • Mme Michelle BUBENICEK, director of the École nationale des Chartes
  • Mme Manuelle FRANCK, president of the Institut National des Langues et Civilisations Orientales (INALCO)
  • Mme Cristina SCHERER-SCHAUB, professor à l'unviersité de Lausanne
  • M. Jean-Claude WAQUET, professor and former president, Ecole Pratique des Hautes Etudes (EPHE)


Representing the faculty of EFEO professors:

  • Daniel PERRET; sustitute: Dominic GOODALL


Representing the faculty of EFEO lecturers:

  • Luca GABBIANI; substitute: Paola CALANCA
  • Valérie GILLET; substitute: Brice VINCENT


Representing EFEO administrative staff:

  • Lauriane LECAT-BACLE; substitute: Vincent PAILLUSSON
  • Magali MOREL

Consultative members (EFEO)

  • The director, Christophe MARQUET
  • The director of administrative services, Valérie LIGER-BELAIR
  • The chief financial officer, Christophe LE MAUX
  • The director of studies, Christophe POTTIER
  • The curator of the Library, François-Xavier ANDRÉ
Research Seminar
Paris, France, 25 September 2020
As part of the research program "Essais 'au fil du pinceau' (zuihitsu) à l’époque d’Edo (XVIIe-XIXe s.) : recueils de réflexions et d’observations sur le passé et le présent des savants japonais (pré-) modernes" [Miscellaneous ‘running brush’ Essays (zuihitsu) in the Edo period (17th-19th c.). ): collections of reflections and observations on the past and present of (pre-)modern Japanese scholars], Christophe Marquet gives a communication on "The notion of "essay of critical reflection through evidence" (kōshō zuihitsu 考証随筆) through the case of the painter-writer Santo Kyoden, alias Kitao Masanobu (1761-1816)".

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4th lecture of the 'Kitashirakawa EFEO Salon'
Kyoto, France, 25 September 2020
As part of the Kitashirakawa EFEO Salon, the 4th lecture of the 2019-2020 cycle is presented by Gaétan Rappo (Kyoto University / EFEO) on the topic: "Esoteric Buddhism of the Muromachi period and secular benefits (genze riyaku): reflection on the Dakiniten mandalas" (in Japanese without translation).

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Opening of the EFEO Paris's Library
Paris, France,

Changes in opening hours and access conditions of the EFEO Paris's library.

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Covid-19 Information
Paris, France,

Changes in opening hours and access conditions of the EFEO Paris's library

♦ Readers wishing to consult the collections in the reading room:
From September 21, 2020, the library is open Monday to Friday from 10 am to 5 pm.
Users are invited :
→ To reserve the documents they wish to consult 24 hours in advance from their reader account on the catalog
→ Then to book time slot in the reading room: BOOK TIME SLOT IN THE READING ROOM
Once the daily quota of places has been reached, the date ceases to be selectable in the form.

♦ Readers wishing to borrow documents:
The loan-return service is open to researchers and students who have the right of loan.
Please reserve the documents before Tuesday lunchtime on the library catalog.
Books are available in the library's access corridor on Wednesday of the same week.
Please note that unclaimed documents are returned to the library every Wednesday evening.

It is forbidden to stay in the common areas of the Maison de l'Asie.
In Memoriam Bertrand Chung
04 September 2020
Bertrand Chung (Chung Sŏng-bae, 1933-2020).

We were saddened to learn of the death of Bertrand Chung in Yongin on June 8 (Kyŏnggi-do). Political scientist, Japanologist, and Koreanologist, director of studies at the EHESS, in 1994 he laid the foundation stones of the EFEO in the Republic of Korea, at Korea University.