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AFFICHE PROF NEPALAIS REF 3745Invitation of a Nepalese teacher

Professor Dambar Chemjong, Head of the Department of Anthropology at Tribhuvan University of Nepal and Adrien Viel, filmmaker and PhD student in anthropology,

will speak on 25 April 2022 at the University of Lille, from 2 to 6 p.m., in the boardroom (building SH2—Campus Cité Scientifique) on the following topics

1—"Sociologie, économie et anthropologie politique au Népal : “Identity Politics in Nepal: State Policies versus Indigenous People's Identity Movements: Alcohol and Identity: Interrogating the State-imposed matwali Identity of Indigenous Peoples in Nepal. Politics of Naming Places and Provinces in Nepal. Cow and the Hindu Constitution of Nepal”.

2—Presentation of Adrien Viel's research work: Shamanism of the Chepang of Nepal, ancient hunter-gatherer populations of Nepal ; economy and relationship with the environment ; shamanic practices ; conversions.


For our 65th evening, we will be happy to welcome

Keeryang PARK

for a communication entitled

Korean shamanism and the Jeseok dance

Keeryang PARK is the heir to a 250 year old shamanic tradition. In particular, she is the daughter of Byungchun PARK who is the specialist of the family ritual of bowl lids to console the souls of the dead and wish prosperity to the living or "Bokgaechum". This is a part of the shamanic ritual for the purification of the soul "Ssitgim gut" which is the Korean cultural heritage No. 72.

Keeryang PARK is a representative of the "Korea Shaman Dance Research Association" and a member of the "Korean National Dance Company". She frequently performs shamanic dances in Korea and has recently hosted four events in Paris around "Ssitgim gut".

Keeryang PARK is also, in line with her master's degree (A Study on the Relationship Between Korean Creation Myth and Jindo Ssitgim gut Bokgaechum) and her doctorate of arts (A Comparative Study on Jeseokchum in Donghae-an Byeolsingut and Jindo Ssitgim gut), a recognized researcher on Korean shamanism, and it is mainly in this capacity that she is proposing the present conference.

Keeryang PARK's lecture will provide answers to the following points:

1 - To have an overview of Korean shamanism,

2 - Knowing its components,

3 - Understand the sequences,

4 - To perceive the meaning of gut Jeseok as an element of Korean shamanism,

5 - Appreciate the value of Jeseok dance.

This evening will take place on

Thursday, April 28 at 06:00 PM Paris

Keeryang PARK will speak from Korea, in Korean. A French translation will be done simultaneously.

This evening will be organized in collaboration with Mr. Denis MEINGAN.

The subject being new compared to our usual center of interest it is perhaps not useless to indicate you some selected publications, by Clémence of the bookshop the Phoenix on the Korean shamanism:

In French:

"The shaman with the fan, a life story of a Korean mudang", Imago, 2015

"Sharing Happiness, Unraveling Resentment, Story of the Shaman with Ten Thousand Spirits" by Kim Kum-hwa, Imago, 2015

Cahier d'Extrême Asie, number 6, EFEO, 1991–1992

"Island of the Shamans" by Jay Kim, Matin calme, 2021

"La Chamane" by DONG-RI K., Maisonneuve & Larose, 2001.

En anglais :

"Shamans, Nostalgias, and the IMF: South Korean Popular Religion in Motion" de Kendall, Laurel

"Religion in Korea: Harmony and Coexistence" de Koehler, Robert

"Folk Art and Magic: Shamanism in Korea" de Alan Carter Covell

"Mu-Ga : The Ritual Songs of the Korean Mudangs".

You will have the opportunity to participate in the meeting by logging on to Zoom

Meeting ID: 850 1920 8352 Secret code: 844433


Our next party, the 64ᵉ, will be held on Thursday, March 17 at 06:00 PM Paris

It will be dedicated to Charlotte Cruz and Chilly Charly de "La Goutte Créative".

Who have published a charming book of Tibetan fables.

Trésors de Sagesse

Collected by Dr. Chok, which they have translated and illustrated.

They will tell us about the genesis of this project.

They also work with the MEM - Musée des Explorations du Monde (ex de la Castre) in Cannes to illustrate certain exhibitions.

As in previous years, you will be able to participate in the meeting by logging on to Zoom: Connection

Meeting ID:  968 0533 3293

Secret code: 595748

invitation sandy ARCH/WORLD ROOF PARTY, MARCH 2022

Our next party, the 63ᵉ, will be held on Wednesday, March 9, 2022

It will be dedicated to the book

A.W. Macdonald

We will be happy to present the launch.

At the gallery Le Toit du Monde, 6 rue Visconti, from 6 pm to 9 pm.

Life story

Posthumous biography, was published by Anne Vergati with the support of the Ethnological Society.

From fighting in the Indian Army in Burma to his work as an ethnologist in the Himalayas, his life has been particularly rich and diversified.

Various researchers who collaborated with him, in particular Charles Ramble who prefaced the book, will comment on it.

We thank you for registering to participate at :

Download the invitation

pommaret textilesARCH/WORLD ROOF PARTY, FEBRUARY 2022

Our next party, the 62ᵉ, will be held on Thursday, February 17, 2022

It will be dedicated to the book

The Extraordinary Life of The Fourteenth Dalai Lama 

Narrated by the Dalai Lama

Conference Summary:

The author being in New York, it will take place, like the previous ones, through Zoom and in English. Adrien Viel will be in charge of the animation.
Because of the time difference, it will take place at 06:00 PM in Paris.

To attend it will be necessary to connect by Zoom to this address : 2

Meeting ID: 988 4792 2709

Secret code: 855941


We have the pleasure to receive the tibetologist Françoise Pommaret, for a conference on

Les Textiles du Bhoutan
le 20 Jan 2022 04:00 PM Paris by Zoom.

Résumé de la conférence :

Bhutan has a diversity of textiles unparalleled in the Himalayan world. In terms of techniques, fibers and patterns, it is more similar to Southeast Asia than to the Tibetan culture. In Bhutan, textiles and weaving are at the same time an art of living, a cultural identity marker and a social marker. We explore these multiple facets through an illustrated and commented presentation.

To participate in the Zoom meeting:

Meeting ID: 920 8234 8661

Secret code: 982329