The EFEO Centres in Asia

The mission of the EFEO Centres in Asia is to be valued physical hubs in important Asian locations that:

- possess and make accessible unique, rich, on-the-ground academic expertise and resources
- draw visiting European scholars into new and stimulating interactions with each other and with local academic partners within and across disciplinary boundaries (including, for example, hosting or co-organising international lectures, workshops and seminars)
- facilitate enriching exchanges and engagement with local languages / cultures / communities / environments
- support international collaborations and enable new world-class research
- provide practical / logistical support to early-career scholars and those new to the area
- develop dialogues with local and international networks, agencies and communities of interest outside the academic world (including, for example, local European diplomatic personnel, Non-Governmental Organisations, and community-based groups)

International Seminar
Paris, France, 25 May 2023
Attend the seminar "New Research on Old Javanese Texts and Manuscript Culture" organised by the DHARMA project !

Thursday 25 May, from 9.30 am to 5 pm in the Grand Salon of the Maison de l'Asie and online on the Zoom platform

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30th anniversary of the EFEO Centre in Taipei
Taipei, Taiwan, 18 May 2023
On the occasion of the 30th anniversary of the EFEO Centre in Taipei, the EFEO and the Institute of History and Philology (IHP) of the Academia Sinica are organizing the international colloquium New Directions in Historical and Cultural Studies in Asia - Celebrating the 30th anniversary of cooperation between EFEO and Academia Sinica, at the Institute of History and Philology, Academia Sinica, Taipei.

Program and information
Closing on public holidays
Paris, France, 15 May 2023
The Maison de l'Asie and the EFEO library in Paris will be closed:
- Monday, May 1
- Monday, May 8
- Thursday, May 18
- Monday, May 29

The EFEO library in Paris will be open on Friday, May 19, from 10:00 to 16:00.

Furthermore, because of the current social movement, the opening hours of the Maison de l'Asie and/or the EFEO library in Paris are subject to change.

Before coming, we strongly recommend that you check the home page of the EFEO website, the EFEO's social networks (Facebook and Twitter in particular), or by calling 01 53 70 18 20 or 01 53 70 18 46.

We apologize for the inconvenience.

Monday, April 17, the library will close its doors to the public at 3pm (open from 9am to 3pm).
Call for applications for 5 doctoral contracts 2023-2026
30 April 2023
The call for applications for 5 Ministry of Higher Education, Research and Innovation (MESRI) doctoral contracts with a focus on French schools abroad (EFE) 2023-2023 is open. The application documents can be sent until 30 April 2023, 3 p.m. (Paris time), according to the procedures of each EFE: For more information.

Conditions and procedures for the EFEO
Application campaign - Year 2022-2023
Paris, France, 18 April 2023
The one and only application campaign for the Master’s degree Asian Studies or the year 2022-2023, is open until April 18. The Master Asian Studies is a multi-disciplinary, research-oriented programme at M1-M2 level, organised around two training courses of your choice:
- Track 1: "History and social sciences: fields, texts and images" (EHESS-EFEO)
- Track 2: "History, philology and religions" (EPHE/PSL-EFEO)

Admission procedure