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
Paris, France, 16 December 2019
Due to the transport strike, the seminar is postponed to a later date.

Alain Arrault (EFEO) speaks on: "Écrire l’histoire en Chine". This seminar is part of the Dire et écrire l’histoire theme of the Master Études asiatiques - PSL (EFEO-EPHE-EHESS).

From 10:30 to 12:00, free admission
Maison de l'Asie, 22, avenue du Président Wilson, 75116 Paris, Grand salon, 1st floor READ MORE
Opening hours of the EFEO Paris Library
Paris, France, 16 December 2019
Due to difficulties related to the transport strike, the library's activities are disrupted. Monday, December 16 it will be opened from 10 a.m. to 3p.m.. We thank you for your understanding and encourage you to stay informed via the library's Facebook page.
Cerangkor-OnFire archaeological experimentation project
Siem Reap, Cambodia, 09 December 2019
As part of the Cerangkor-OnFire archaeological experimentation project organized at the EFEO Center in Siem Reap, a ceramic firing in a dragon kiln replica is being organized on December 9. The public firing will take place at 6pm around a buffet to which you are warmly invited.In addition to providing our knowledge of this Angkorian industry, these experiments constitute a unique didactic tool for students who will have to search equivalent structures.

Details about the project and event on the website and Facebook page.
In Memoriam
04 December 2019
It is with great sadness that we announce the death of Jean Deloche, who died on December 3, 2019 in Pondicherry.

In Memoriam
Buddhist scribal practices in a transcultural perspective
France, Paris, 25 November 2019
This international workshop is a collaborative effort organized by the École française d’Extrême-Orient (EFEO-Paris) and the Centre for the Study of Manuscript Cultures (CSMC-Hamburg), which involves scholars in Buddhist studies, codicology, and art history to analyze the connecaons between scribal pracaces agested in various Central and East-Asian Buddhist manuscript cultures, with a focus on mutual influences between them regarding the use of specific ornamental and/or structural marks. Read program here