EFEO News
XXXIIIrd Seoul Colloquium in Korea Studies
Seoul, Republic of Korea, 20 October 2020
The XXXIIIrd Seoul Colloquium in Korea Studies, organized by the EFEO Center in Seoul, in collaboration with the Royal Asiatic Society, is led by Bernard Sénécal (Professor Emeritus at Sogang University) on the theme: "Life and Works of Seon 禪 Master Seongcheol 性徹 (1912-1993) - the most famous Korean Buddhist monk in the 20th century".
At 6 p.m. at the EFEO Center in Seoul.

Legend: The great monk Seongcheol. Copyrights: 백련암문화제단 & 성철 선사상 연구소 (Baek Ryeon Am Cultural Foundation and Research Institute for Sung Chol Zen Thought).
Communiqué du Réseau des Écoles françaises à l’étranger en hommage à Samuel Paty
Paris, France, 20 October 2020
Le Réseau des Écoles françaises à l’étranger (École française d’Athènes, École française de Rome, Institut français d’archéologie orientale, École française d’Extrême-Orient, et Casa de Velázquez) condamne avec force l’insoutenable acte de barbarie perpétré contre le professeur d’histoire-géographie du collège du Bois-d’Aulne, à Conflans-Sainte-Honorine (Yvelines), survenu vendredi 16 octobre.

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''Kitashirakawa EFEO Salon''
Kyoto, Japan, 16 October 2020
As part of the Kitashirakawa EFEO Salon, the fifth lecture of the 2019-2020 cycle is presented by Markus Ruesch (Ryukoku University) on the topic: "Secret spaces for Amida: the function of hidden spaces in the rites of Pure Land Buddhism and their doctrinal foundations (Edo period)" (in Japanese without translation).
The conference will be broadcasted online via Zoom and on site at the EFEO Center in Kyoto (limited to 10 auditors, upon registration). More information
Colloquium ''Ancient Japanese Book Collection of the Social Sciences Library - Issues and Potential''
Hanoi, Vietnam, 14 October 2020
On October 14 the Institute of Social Sciences Information in Hanoi, which holds part of the collections of the former EFEO library, organized a colloquium on the Japanese collection, entitled: Ancient Japanese Book Collection of the Social Sciences Library - Issues and Potential.
The director of the EFEO, Christophe Marquet, gave a talk on the history of this collection, which was created at the beginning of the 20th century by the first EFEO Japanese scholars, and on works concerning the artistic heritage.
Covid-19 Information: functioning of the library
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.