Photographs from De long en large Ladakh by Jean Mansion - Édition Findakly. Copyright Lise Mansion

SOIREE ARCHARCH/WORLD ROOF PARTY, FEBRUARY 2023

The next ARCH/Toit du Monde evening will take place with Clément Jacquemond (ATER-EPHE) who will speak on the theme:

From shamanism to shamanisms?
Perspectives on religious dynamics in the Russian Altai

This presentation provides an overview of religious practices in the Russian Altai. This region of southern Siberia, best known for the shamanism of its natives, is also historically a crossroads of cultural exchange and the meeting point of many religious currents, which has earned it the nickname "Palestine of Asia". How did the systems of representations and practices interact over time, and how did these interactions shape the pre- and post-Soviet indigenous religion? The presentation will review the different historical processes of the Altai religious and will question its contemporary socio-political dimensions.

This evening will take place on Thursday 23 February 2023 at 6pm by ZOOM:

https://us06web.zoom.us/j/83898409730...

Meeting ID: 838 9840 9730 - Password: 343479 C

Mireille Helffer Mireille Helffer, Kathmandu, 2009. Photo : Marie Lecomte-Tilouine.OBITUARY OF MIREILLE HELFFER

Transfer of information from the sfemt website.

An obituary dedicated to Mireille Helffer was written by Isabelle Henrion-Dourcy and Katia Buffetrille, who had edited in 2017 a book of homage to this eminent tibetologist, Musique et épopée en Haute-Asie. Mélanges offerts à Mireille Helffer à l'occasion de son 90e anniversaire (L'Asiathèque).

This text entitled "Mireille Helffer : Une vie consacrée à l'étude de la musique et du rituel" (Mireille Helffer : A life devoted to the study of music and ritual) appears today on the SFEMT website: https://www.sfemt.fr/necrologie-de-mireille-helffer/

Affiche L ChangFEBRUARY 2023 CONFERENCE

HELFFER

Visualising marginality: contemporary art in Tibet and Tibetan artists
by Liu Chang, PhD student EPHE/CRCAO

will take place on Tuesday 21 February 2023, at 6pm, in the auditorium of the Cernuschi Museum.

Modern and contemporary art in Tibet never seems to have any connection with the art movement in the rest of the world; it rarely even participates in contemporary art activities in mainland China and remains very little known. According to the Tibetan-Chinese artist Gade (2003), it is like a strange creature, which has grown and developed without visible preparation, and which suddenly emerges as a mixture of disco neon lights, butter lamps from the Jokhang Temple and the Potala Palace, with plastic coconut leaves at its feet. This presentation attempts to show what contemporary Tibetan art can be in its social context: how Tibetan artists engage in the (de)construction of identity (local/globalized, authentic/imagined and individual/collective); what role they play at the crossroads between tradition and modernity, in the political scenario and the vagaries of the market.

Affiche A AzadSEECHAC'S JANUARY 2023 CONFERENCE

FROM VILLAGE TO ARCHIVE: ABOUT IRANIAN-LANGUAGE DOCUMENTS FROM IRAN, AFGHANISTAN, AND CENTRAL ASIA (8TH-13TH CENTURY CE)(DU VILLAGE AUX ARCHIVES: AUTOUR DES DOCUMENTS EN LANGUE IRANIENNE D'IRAN, D'AFGHANISTAN ET D'ASIE CENTRALE (VIIIE-XIIIE SIÈCLES DE NOTRE ÈRE) Par par Arezou Azad, Senior Research Fellow at the Faculty of Asian and Middle Eastern Studies, University of Oxford, and Director of the Invisible East

Tuesday 24 January 2023, at 6pm, in the auditorium of the Cernuschi Museum. (in English).

The story of the first five hundred years of Islamic rule in the eastern Islamic lands (in what is now Iran, Afghanistan and Central Asia), from the Arab conquests of the 8th century to the Mongol takeover of the 13th century has generally been told through the eyes of court historians and religious scholars. Many of the authors of these texts were based in large urban centres and in distant places such as Syria and Egypt. As important as these accounts are for the history of empires and religious institutions, they tell us little about the private or public lives of ordinary people: cobblers, shopkeepers, small and medium-sized civil servants, non-royal women, slaves, tax collectors, etc. etc.

The focus of Oxford University's Invisible East programme on documents - contracts, administrative documents, private letters, etc. - is on ordinary people. - focuses on ordinary people. This talk will present some of the programme's exciting findings on the socio-economics of rural life, in particular, based on the fascinating 'Bamiyan Papers'. The paper will develop what the potential study of the Invisible East digital corpus, as a whole and through cross-referencing with narrative sources, could offer to the fields of Iranian studies, Islamic history, Afghan studies, linguistics and documentary studies.

BonhamsBONHAMS SALE OF THE IAN TRIAY COLLECTION

from 15/12/22

During the sale of this collection on 15 December 2022, we had the pleasure of seeing on the cover of the catalogue a magnificent mask that we had sold 15 years ago and that we had exhibited on several occasions. It was reproduced, in particular, in the catalogue " The Dance of the Dead - Citipati from the Himalayas - Macabre Dances and Vanities of the West " in 2004.

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Estimated from €20,000 to €30,000 it was sold for €48,255 including fees.

It is an interesting testimony of the recognition of this art and its revaluation.

Vernissage cannesOPENING OF THE EXHIBITION " WONDERS OF THE ROOF OF THE WORLD"

09/12/22

On December 9, 2022, the MEM - Musée des Explorations du Monde organised an inauguration for the exhibition of the François Pannier donation. Many people were present and were able to visit the exhibition before the speech of Mr David Lisnard, the Mayor of Cannes. To conclude the evening, the artist Lobsang Chonzo gave a magnificent performance of Tibetan dances and songs. photo

BranlyREPORT OF THE STUDY DAY "AT THE ROOTS OF CHAMANISM"

from 06/12/22

This one took place on December 6, 2022 at the musée du quai Branly - Jacques Chirac. We organised it in partnership with the MEM - Musée des Explorations du Monde de Cannes, the SEEA and the ISARS. It was a great success. The 94 seats of the room were taken by storm and about forty people could not have access, which we deplore, of course.

The twelve interventions we conducted allowed us to understand shamanism in its many forms and to examine whether the activities carried out by shamans present a coherent pattern of rituals, regardless of the context in which they are performed.

All the interventions were filmed by Adrien Viel.

Exposition Merveilles du Toit du MondeWonders of the World's Roof

François Pannier donation,

From Saturday 3 December 2022 to Sunday 28 May 2023,
the Cannes Town Hall presents at the Museum of World Explorations
the exhibition Wonders of the Roof of the World.

OPENING OF THE EXHIBITION FRIDAY 9 DECEMBER 2022 AT 6PM
In the presence of François Pannier, President of the Association pour le Rayonnement des Cultures Himalayan Cultures (ARCH)

After the opening, the artist Lobsang Chonzo will take you on a journey into the heart of Tibetan culture, to the gentle traditional melodies of the dranyen (Tibetan lute) players, the flute tunes of the nomadic herders, the playful folk dances of ancient times, or the powerful voices of the opera singers of the Himalayan high plains.

Download the press release.