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1 Ecole française d’Extrême-Orient Ecole française d’Extrême-Orient Chiang Mai Centre Presentation at the ECAF Meeting Rome, January 2011

2 North Thailand

3 Ecole française d’Extrême-Orient Chiang Mai Centre 131 Charoen Prathet Road, Chiang Mai

4 Ecole française d’Extrême-Orient Chiang Mai Centre … located in an exquisite botanical setting

5 Ecole française d’Extrême-Orient Chiang Mai Centre Old-style teak-wood buildings

6 Ecole française d’Extrême-Orient Chiang Mai Centre The New Library buildings

7 EFEO Center Chiang Mai

8 Facilities for researchers - a research library - Office space - Meeting rooms

9 The new library built in 2009/10, due to open 2011 furniture, office equipment… work in progress! A spacious readers’ room (140 m 2 ) A collection of books and periodicals (750 m 2 ) o Buddhism in Thailand and Southeast Asia o anthropology, archaeology, art o history of Thailand and Southeast Asia Facilities for researchers

10 EFEO Chiang Mai Research Library

11 Space for research in the humanities and social sciences: accommodating students and institutional researchers two offices for passing researchers one studio/office for a resident scholar Space for discussions and meetings one meeting room with people capacity for round-table discussions and presentations readers’ room can accommodate an audience up to 100 Facilities for researchers

12 EFEO Chiang Mai Accommodation

13 Hosting scholars - EFEO network - regional academic cooperation - scientific interaction

14 Research focus: Textual studies and indigenous Buddhist traditions  EFEO network of research centers in Chiang Mai, Bangkok, Yangon, Vientiane, Siem Reap  Ongoing research projects: Thai and Lao epigraphy, northern Thai palm-leaf manuscripts, Burmese historiography, Buddhist manuscript traditions, anthropological field-work on sacrificial traditions Research at EFEO Chiang Mai: Projects and resources

15 EFEO Chiang Mai Meeting Room/ Reading room

16 - institutional cooperation with the Mahachakri Sirindhorn Anthropology Centre, Bangkok Prospects: - regional academic cooperation with Chiang Mai University faculties (CM University, Payap University…), Chulalongkorn University, Bangkok - a forum for European scholarship on the region: organization of work-shops, conferences, round-table discussions Research at EFEO Chiang Mai: Cooperation and academic interaction

17 Why Chiang Mai? - Key location - Multiple exchanges - Resources

18 - Chiang Mai is a key location with regard to cultural and social research on continental Southeast Asia -Chiang Mai Centre opens new vistas for facilitating research cooperation and the spread of field-research data - EFEO Chiang Mai is engaged in an editorial cooperation with Silkworm Books, the leading publisher of academic English-language books in Thailand - EFEO Chiang Mai Center offers stimulating and resourceful surroundings for research work on Southeast Asia Why Chiang Mai?

19 EFEO Chiang Mai Information Monthly bi-lingual information «L’agenda de l’EFEO » EFEO Chiang Mai website EFEO Chiang Mai blogs (English/Français)

20 Ecole française d’Extrême-Orient Ecole française d’Extrême-Orient Chiang Mai Centre Presentation at the ECAF Meeting Rome, January 2011


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