Indonesian “Classical” Epigraphy

Head of programme: Arlo Griffiths

The goal of this programme is to continue the EFEO's systematic study of classical Indonesian epigraphy, that is to say from the era which predates the domination of Islam when Indianised writing systems were preferred. The complexity of this epigraphy and the distinct history of scholarship in the field naturally imply an approach that is different to the one adopted by the EFEO for continental Asia and Southeast Asia, and in particular to the one that features in the CKI and CCI. The research unit has also set itself the objective of creating a complete online corpus, but progress towards this goal will initially involve the construction of a number of well defined elements. With this in mind, the next few years will be marked by the launch or completion of mongraphic studies on a number of potentially overlapping sub-corpuses constituted on the basis of geographic, dynastic and linguistic criteria. The first of these will be: the oldest known Indonesian epigraphy contained in the inscriptions attributed to Mūlavarman (Borneo) and Pūrṇavarman (West Java); the epigraphy of Padang Lawas (Northern Sumatra, see Tapanuli mission); the epigraphy in Old Malay (Sumatra and Java); epigraphy associated with the reign of Ādityavarman in the Minangkabau region (West Sumatra); a selection of Central Javanese inscriptions dating from the 8th to the 10th centuries; the epigraphic corpus from the reign of Sindok (Java); the epigraphy of 8th century Eastern Java.

EFEO News
Talk by Franciscus Verellen sur ''La stèle du Chenal de la puissance céleste et la naissance de la poudre noire en Chine''
Paris, France, 08 June 2018
Friday, June 8, Franciscus Verellen speaks on La stèle du Chenal de la puissance céleste et la naissance de la poudre noire en Chine at the Académie des Inscriptions et Belles-Lettres. On this occasion, he presents the latest epigraphic discoveries collected on the Chinese coast of the Gulf of Tonkin (Guangxi) during a field mission in May 2018 on the remains of the channel dug by Gao Pian in 868, opening a supply route and trade between the Annam Protectorate and mainland China.
At 3.30 pm, public sitting in the Grande salle des séances, Institut de France, 23, Quai de Conti, 75006 Paris.
International Conference 23-25 May 2018
Paris, France,

From 23th to 25th May will be held the international conference Modes of Authority and Aesthetic Practices from South to Southeast Asia at the École Normale Supérieure.

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ENS, Salle Paul Celan, 45 rue d'Ulm 75005 Paris.
Talk by Christophe Marquet ''Les peintres de Meiji aux prises avec la modernité''
Paris, France, 18 May 2018
On Friday, 18th, as part of the colloquium Meiji on the occasion of the 150th anniversary of the restoration of Meiji (1868), Christophe Marquet speaks on Les peintres de Meiji aux prises avec la modernité at the Académie des Inscriptions et Belles-Lettres.
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Grande salle des séances, Palais de l'Institut de France, 23 quai de Conti, 75006 Paris
Exhibition 'Ombre et lumière, danses et théâtres au Cambodge'
Paris, France, 15 May 2018
Come and discover a selection of photographs from the EFEO archives on the occasion of the exhibition Ombre et lumière, danses et théâtres au Cambodge, which is held at the Maison de l'Asie on the 1st floor and in the reading room of the library.

Free admission, from Monday to Friday from 9h to 18h.
22 avenue du Président Wilson, 75116 Paris.
Paris EFEO Seminar
Paris, France, 14 May 2018
Monday 14th May Fabienne Jagou (EFEO) speaks on Exil tibétain et transferts religieux : l'exemple de la communauté tibétaine à Taïwan.

11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. (Free admission)
Maison de l'Asie, First floor salon, 22 avenue du Président Wilson, 75116 Paris READ MORE