Time table

14th Classical Tamil Summer Seminar, 1st to 26th of August 2016

Schedule for advanced class:

  • 9.30-11 a.m.: morning reading session I: Kallāṭam (first week; Indra Manuel), Cūḷāmaṇi (second week; G. Vijayavenugopal), Tēvāram (third week; Jean-Luc Chevillard)
  • 11-11.30 a.m. (coffee break)
  • 11.30 a.m.-1p.m.: discussion of the morning's text portion
  • 1-3 p.m. (lunch break)
  • 3-4.30 p.m.: 1. Aīṅkuṟunūṟu (first and second week; Thomas Lehmann). 2. Pirayōkavivēkam (first week; Jean-Luc Chevillard). 3. Guruparamparāprabhavam (second or third week; Suganya Anandakichenin). 4. Māvintam (third week; T. Rajeswari). 5. ??? (time to be fixed; K. Nachimuthu)
  • 4.30-5 p.m. tea break
  • 5-6.30 p.m. lectures (on Tuesdays and Thursdays)


Schedule for beginners:

  • 9.30-11 a.m.: grammar class (Eva Wilden)
  • 11-11.30 a.m. (coffee break)
  • 11.30 a.m.-1p.m.: personal preparation time for afternoon text class
  • 1-3 p.m. (lunch break)
  • 3-4.30 p.m.: text class (Eva Wilden)
  • 4.30-5 p.m. tea break
  • 5-6.30 p.m. lectures (on Tuesdays and Thursdays)

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
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