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India, Pondicherry, February 12 to March 9 2018

 

The 16th Classical Tamil Seminar will be back to winter schedule and take place from February 12 to March 9 2018 at the Puducherry centre of the EFEO. The main texts will be the ParipaaTal (weeks 1+2) and the KalinkattuparaNi (weeks 3-4). A beginner's course will be conducted in parallel to this.

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India, Pondicherry, 18th - 22th September 2017

The 15th CTSS will take place from 18th to 22th September 2017. We plan to split the day into two morning reading sessions for the principal text and a choice of afternoon reading sessions devoted to selected texts from different genres of Tamil literature.

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India, Pondicherry, 1st - 26th August 2016

The 14th CTSS will take place this summer from 1st to 26th August 2016. We plan to split the day into two morning reading sessions for the principal text and a choice of afternoon reading sessions devoted to selected texts from different genres of Tamil literature.

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India, Pondicherry, 10th - 28th August 2015

The 13th CTSS will take place this summer and will coincide with the third workshop on the Archeology of Bhakti. We plan to split the day into two morning reading sessions for the principal text and a choice of afternoon reading sessions devoted to selected texts from different genres of Tamil literature.

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India, Pondicherry, 4th - 29th August 2014

The 12th Classical Tamil Summer Seminar (CTSS) will take place this summer during August. We plan to have three reading sessions a day, two the morning and one the afternoon.

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India, Pondicherry, 19th - 30th August 2013

The 11th CTSS will take place this summer in the second half of August, just after the workshop on the Archaeology of Bhakti. We plan to have three reading sessions a day, the first dedicated to selected songs from the Pattuppāṭṭu - the Caṅkam anthology of long songs - beginning with the Mullaippāṭṭu. The second session will introduce Tamil commentary literature with passages from Nakkīraṉ's commentary on the Iṟaiyaṉār Akapporuḷ, the third session will address the representation and quotation of poetry in epigraphic literature.

India, Pondicherry, 6th to 31th of August 2012

This summer the CTSS will take place for the 10th time, certainly a reason to celebrate

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Covid-19 Information
Paris, France,


The Maison de l'Asie and the library are closed to the public from March 16 until further notice.

All cultural and scientific events are cancelled.
Lecture by Mrs Tôn Nu Quynh Trân
25 March 2020
Mrs. Tôn Nu Quynh Trân's lecture: "The development of the urban space of Saigon from its origins to 1954 as seen through plans and maps of the city", which took place on September 19, 2019, at the Ho Chi Minh City Center, has been posted on the EFEO's YouTube channel.

This lecture is part of a series of bilingual lecture-debates (consecutive French-Vietnamese or Vietnamese-French; English-Vietnamese or Vietnamese-English translation) organized at the EFEO Center in Ho Chi Minh City. The audience of about forty guests consists of researchers, teachers, students, and intellectuals from Vietnam and abroad.
Lecture: ''Kalash, les derniers animistes de l'Hindu Kush''
Paris, France, 06 March 2020
As part of the photographic exhibition set up at the EFEO, "Kalash, les derniers animistes de l'Hindu Kush", Jean-Yves Loude gives a lecture: "Solstice païen. Fêtes de l'hiver chez les Kalash du Nord-Pakistan". He will be accompanied by Xavier Nory, author of the photographs of the exhibition.

Thursday, March 12, at 1:30 pm at the Maison de l'Asie.
Paris EFEO/ASIES Seminar
Paris, France, 24 February 2020
Alain Arrault (EFEO) speaks on: "Écrire l'histoire en Chine" [Writing History in China] as part of the PSL-EHESS-EPHE-EFEO Master in Asian Studies, the general theme of which is Telling and writing history.

From 10:30 to 12:00, opened to all
Maison de l'Asie, 22, avenue du Président Wilson, 75116 Paris, Grand salon, 1st floor
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Kyoto Lectures
Kyoto, Japan, 29 January 2020
As part of the Kyoto lectures, Cyrian Pitteloud (University of Geneva/EFEO) presents: "Environmental Expertise in Modern Japan and the Ashio Copper Mine Case".

At 6 p.m., at the EFEO Center in Kyoto (opened to all). READ MORE