For readers in Paris, a conference on Taiwanese Maritme Landscapes – with relevant links to Southeast Asia.
Taiwan Maritime Landscapes from Neolothic to Early Modern Times: Cross-Regional Perspectives
Ecole française d’Extrême-Orient (EFEO)
Institute of History and Philology, Academia Sinica
Centre de recherche sur les civilisations d’Asie orientale (CRCAO, EPHE-CNRS)
Paola CALANCA, EFEO (French School of Asian Studies)
LIU Yi-ch’ang, Institute of History and Philology, Academia Sinica, Taiwan
Frank MUYARD, National Central University, Taiwan
Alain THOTE, CRCAO (EPHE)
More details here.
If you need yet another reason to procrastinate, the image archives of the École française d’Extrême-Orient is slowly being digitised and open to public. There are a fair number of images available online already, from Vietnam, Thailand, Laos and Cambodia.
Check out the archive here.
A French team of archaeologists have excavated the remains of a pre-Angkoran temple in the massive West Baray (reservoir) of Angkor.
Phnom Penh Post, 01 March 2013
Seventh century temple unearthed at West Baray
Phnom Penh Post, 01 March 2013
(via reader Chuck Jones)
The Corpus of the Inscriptions of Campā (http://isaw.nyu.edu/publications/inscriptions/campa/) is now available under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported License.
The Corpus of the Inscriptions of Campā is a publication of the École française d’Extrême-Orient, realized in collaboration with the Institute for the Study of the Ancient World at New York University.
This project aims to recover, preserve, study and make accessible the corpus of inscriptions of ancient Campā (in present Việt Nam), written either in Sanskrit or in Old Cam.
Corpus of the Inscriptions of Campā
I’ve also added a link to it on the Resources page.
A book has been published translating the inscriptions from Champa sites from central Vietnam.
Champa translations shed light on origins
Vietnam Net, 14 December 2012
Archaeologists in Medan excavate artefacts believed to be associated with Chinese trade in the 13th century.
Ancient Trinkets Unearthed In Medan
Jakarta Globe, 25 February 2012
Arlo Griffiths from the Jakarta branch of the Ã‰cole franÃ§aise d’ExtrÃªme-Orient emailed me with a link to the EFEO Jakarta blog which I’m happy to share here. Posts are in French and Indonesian, and deal with EFEO’s activities in the archaeology of Indonesia.
EFEO Jakarta blog (French)
EFEO Jakarta blog (Bahasa Indonesia)
Brendan sent me a link on Facebook to a photo series by John Vink on the excavations at Koh Ker in Cambodia.
Check out the full set here.
Christophe Pottier, the director of EFEO at Siem Reap will leave the school for the University of Sydney, where he will be continuing his work as co-director of the Greater Angkor Project.
Farewell to an Angkor institutionn
Phnom Penh Post, 08 January 2010
A new exhibition at the National Museum of Cambodia reveals the results of two excavations investigating the pre-Angkorian period.
photo credit: Tjeerd
Distant past at National Museum
Phnom Penh Post, 06 May 2009
Cambodia puts 3,000-year-old pre-Angkor relics on show
Xinhua, 06 May 2009