Integrating and Developing European Asian Studies (IDEAS)

IDEAS

Launched on 1 January 2010, the FP7-funded project "Integrating and Developing European Asian Studies" (IDEAS), came to a close at the end of June 2012.

IDEAS, which is a ‘Co-ordination and Support Action' in the Research and Innovation Directorate's SSH Programme, has promoted increased collaboration between Asian Studies researchers and institutions in Europe, and the development of links between policy-makers and the academic community in this field.

Working in close collaboration with the European Consortium for Asian Field Study (ECAF), which comprises 45 leading universities and third level institutions throughout the EU, IDEAS carried out an assessment of the network of 23 European-owned field centres in Asia with a view to optimizing their future use on the level of Europe. The ECAF centres have now agreed to commit to a plan for convergence as outlined in the IDEAS "Vision Statement", and the ongoing drive to share infrastructure has, thus far, resulted in the creation of a British Academy fellowship programme and three institutional partnerships (EFEO-University of Hamburg in Beijing, EFEO-ISEAS in Kyoto, and EFEO-AFD in Ho Chi Minh City).

In 2012-2013, ECAF, which is in the process of taking on the status of an autonomous legal entity (Public Interest Group), is to be transformed into a durable European infrastructure. With an enhanced capacity to raise funds for joint initiatives, ECAF will be better equipped to pursue the IDEAS project goals of developing access to field research facilities in Asia, fostering institutional partnerships based on joint interdisciplinary research programmes and resource pooling, and promoting the mobility of students and faculty between Europe and Asia.

In their bid to develop links between policy makers and the academic community, the IDEAS consortium organized a series of events both in Europe and Asia, including international conferences, roundtables and technical seminars, which brought together a wide range of experts in the spheres of academia, civil society, government, and diplomacy. The results of these meetings are described at length in the project's Final report (soon to be made available on the IDEAS website).

In highlighting the potential synergies between humanities-oriented area studies and diplomacy, IDEAS has not only positively contributed to raising the profile of SSH research in Asian studies and its role in the promotion of intercultural understanding but has also paved the way for innovative working relationships between EU diplomats and the research community.

The Final report concludes with a set of recommendations to strengthen cooperation between policy-makers and Asian studies scholars, and for the continued development of Europe's knowledge base on Asia. At a time when Europe and European-Asian relations are evolving rapidly, the drive to achieve both of these objectives has the potential to make a significant contribution to the future of the EU.

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EFEO News
EFEO Paris seminar
Online, 17 January 2022
Michela Bussotti (EFEO) speaks on: "Images populaires chinoises : objets éphémères, objets de recherche". This seminar is part of the sequence 3 Images: objects and sources of the seminar ASIES of the master "Études Asiatiques".

From 10.30am to 12pm. The conference will take place online upon prior registration.Once registered you will receive the elements to log in (seminar link and password).
Conference
Lyon, France, 25 November 2021

Alain Arrault and Fabienne Jagou participate in the conference "Corps des dieux, Gestes des hommes", organised by Claire Vidal (Université Lumière Lyon 2), within the framework of the Impulsion project, IdexLyon (2019-2021) at the Ecole normale supérieure de Lyon, on 25 and 26 November 2021.

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Conference
Hanoi, Vietnam, 25 November 2021

On November, 25 the international conference "EFEO Photographic Archives in the Social Science Library of the Vietnam Academy of Social Sciences" is being held in Hanoi, with presentations for the EFEO by Christophe Marquet, Isabelle Poujol and Philippe Le Failler!
Thematic Workshop
Paris, France, 24 November 2021
The Écoles françaises à l'Étranger (EFE), the Inrap and Bibracte are organising a thematic workshop on field recording tools. This workshop is a continuation of the workshop of 22 June 2021, which enabled these institutions to initiate an exchange on their respective practices around digital technology in their research activities.
This session will be held both in videoconference and in person, at the Maison de l'Asie, headquarters of the École Française d'Extrême-Orient, in Paris.
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Roundtable
Online, 26 October 2021
On the occasion of the 30th anniversary of the Paris Agreements on Cambodia, the French Embassy in Cambodia presents a roundtable discussion on the theme “Safeguarding Heritage in the Service of Peace: the Cambodian Experience”.
This online event, hosted by the French ambassador, will gather representatives from the Cambodian government, APSARA National Authority, UNESCO, International Coordinating Committee for the Safeguarding and Development of the Angkor Region (CIC-Angkor), the EFEO as well as other actors involved in heritage conservation and development in Cambodia.

🗓️ Tuesday, October 26 from 2:30pm to 4:30pm (Cambodian time, 9:30am to 11:30am French time)
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24e Rendez-vous de l'histoire de Blois
Blois, France, 06 October 2021

Meet the Réseau des Écoles françaises à l'Étranger - ResEFE - at the 24th Rendez-vous de l'histoire in Blois during the Carte blanche for the ResEFE: "Les chercheurs sur leur terrain de travail : questions sociales et environnementales". October 8, 2 to 3:30 p.m. Chocolaterie site of the IUT - Amphi 1, Blois.
Christophe Pottier, for the EFEO, will present "Vivre et travailler dans les temples d'Angkor au XXe siècle".
The ResEFE will also be present at the Salon du livre, on the stand of the Librairie Jean de Léry (Stand N and N')
Annual Seminar of the EFE
Online, 28 September 2021
The Réseau des Écoles françaises à l'étranger - ResEFE - opens its online seminar "Les Écoles françaises à l’étranger et les musées : partenariats, réalisations communes et perspectives".

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Kyoto lectures
Kyoto, Japan - Online, 19 July 2021

As part of the Kyoto lectures, DAIMARU Ken (Paris University) presents: "Health and Modern Warfare. Locating Medical History in Japan's Long Nineteenth Century".

19 July, 6pm (Japan time) in hybrid format or only on the Zoom platform. The password for logging in will be posted on the Kyoto Center's blog and the ISEAS website on the 27th.

Légende : Portrait of an injured Japanese soldier at the Liaoyang Stage Hospital (March 1905), archives of the Academy of Medical Corps of the Japan Ground Self-Defense Force

Kyoto lectures
Kyoto, Japan, 18 June 2021
As part of  the Kyoto lectures, Brian Ruppert (Kanagawa University) presents: "Scriptures and Their Deployment: Great Notes (Maka shō), Raishin’s Notes (Raishin shō), and the Sacred Works (Shōgyō) of Early Medieval Japan".

Friday, June 18, at 6pm (Japan time).
XXXVIIIe Seoul Colloquium in Korea Studies
Seoul, Korea (Online), 10 June 2021
The XXXVIIIe Seoul Colloquium in Korea Studies, organized by the EFEO Center in Seoul, in collaboration with the Royal Asiatic Society, is led by Brother Anthony, Professor Emeritus of Sogang University and Full Professor at Dankook University, Seoul, on the theme: "Korean Poetry and Fiction in English Translation: A Personal Survey".

Thursday, June 10 at 6:00 p.m. (Seoul time), online: register with the EFEO Center to receive the information needed to connect. READ MORE