French Institute for Eastern Archaeology


The French Institute for Eastern Archaeology in Cairo is a public institution under the authority of the French Ministry of Higher Education and Research. The role of the institute is to facilitate research and the archaeological investigation of the sequential cultures in Egypt. Members of the institute can be divided into two distinct categories: egyptology and papyrology, and Coptic and Arabo-Islamic studies. The Institute welcomes scholars, as well as scholarship holders and scholars on temporary missions.

Paris EFEO/ASIES Seminar
Paris, France, 30 September 2019
Arnaud Bertrand speaks on: Après la conquête : Stratégies de fondation des « villes-frontières » aux marches occidentales de l’empire des Han.

From 10:30 to 12:00, opened to all
Maison de l'Asie, 22, avenue du Président Wilson, 75116 Paris, Grand salon, 1st floor
Symposium ''Ecologies of Writing: Making a Mark, Marking a Place''
Paris, France, 20 September 2019
On 20 and 21th September, UCL Institute of Advanced Studies & PSL Scripta programme as part of the Materialities of Writing Collaborative Research Project organize the symposium Ecologies of Writing: Making a Mark, Marking a Place.
This Symposium address the overall theme of ‘Ecologies of Writing’ from multiple disciplinary perspectives: how individuals and cultures physically inscribe and re-inscribe environments, platforms and places through ‘writing’, broadly conceived, and, in turn, how an inscribed place/ground ‘makes a mark’ on the way such surfaces and sites are used by human/non-human inhabitants. The colloquium will be presented through three panels, Emplacement, Ecologies, and Embodiment.

DHARMA : 1st Workshop
Berlin, Germany, 20 September 2019
The ERC DHARMA held its first Workshop in Berlin, from the 16th to the 21st of September.Hosted by the Humboldt University, more than 50 experts in Indology and data management  attended the kick-off. DHARMA will study the history of “Hinduism” in comparative perspective, focusing on the period from the 6th to the 13th century.
The three Principal Investigators of the project: Emmanuel FRANCIS (CNRS); Annette SCHMIEDCHEN (Humboldt University) and Arlo GRIFFITHS (Ecole Française d’Extrême Orient).
New Publications
Paris, France,

Territories and Networks of a Southeast Asian Kingdom  

Exhibition ''Perspective of an era: photographic archives of the École française d’Extrême-Orient''
Hanoi, Vietnam, 14 September 2019
On September, 14th the French Ambassthe exhibition is mounted at two sites : the French Embassy and the EFEO centre.dor, Nicolas Warnery has inaugurated as part of the Europe Heritage Days in Hanoi the exhibition "Perspective of an era: photographic archives of the École française d’Extrême-Orient" mounted at two sites : the French Embassy and the EFEO centre.