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
Fourth International Intensive course in Old Javanese
Yogyakarta, Central Java, Indonesia, 15 July 2018
Aiming to support the training of a new generation of Old Javanese philologists and to stimulate international collaboration in this field, the École française d'Extrême-Orient (French School of Asian Studies, EFEO) and the National Library of the Republic of Indonesia (Perpusnas), with support from the École Pratique des Hautes Études (Paris), PSL Research University (Paris), and the Royal Netherlands Institute for Southeast Asian and Caribbean Studies (KITLV), will co-organize this year, for the fourth time, an international intensive course in Old Javanese.
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Talk by Christophe Pottier ''Archéologie du Grand Angkor: nouvelles données sur l'architecture du paysage''
Paris, France, 22 June 2018
On Friday, 22th, as Christophe Pottier speaks on Archéologie du Grand Angkor: nouvelles données sur l'architecture du paysage.

At 3.30 pm, public sitting in the Grande salle des séances, Institut de France, 23, Quai de Conti, 75006 Paris.
12th DocAsie Day
Paris, France, 20 June 2018
The next DocAsie meetings will take place from June 20th to 22nd in Paris, at the Maison de l'Asie and at the Campus Condorcet (Maison des Sciences de l’Homme Paris Nord). For these 12th Days, the focus will be on the treatment of sound funds as well as the presentation of precious and / or specialized funds.
The provisional program is available HERE.
Registrations are closed.

(Manuscrit rituel bouddhique MS.SL.59 dit « collection de mudrās », Népal, XIXe siècle, collection Sylvain Lévi, Institut d'études indiennes du Collège de France)
Paris EFEO Seminar
Paris, France, 18 June 2018
Monday 18th June Arlo Griffiths (EFEO) speaks on Histoire sociale des brahmanes en Inde et les modes de transmission du corpus védique.

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