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


We are pleased to inform you that our next party will be held on Thursday, April 15 at 6:00 pm.

Like the previous ones, it is organized in collaboration with the SEEA - Société des Etudes Euro-Asiatiques.

It will be dedicated to Sébastien Baud

who will present and comment on his book CHAMANES written in collaboration with Corinne Sombrun.

Pour participer à la réunion Zoom :

Meeting ID: 937 6355 8509

Secret code: 233057

Coma Santasusana GRITH 31 marsCycle of conferences of the GRITH

"Women Breeders in the City: An Intimate Look at Settlement in Amdo".

Par Maria Coma-Santasusana (U. Barcelone/INALCO-IFRAE, Paris)

Wednesday, March 31, 2021 at 9am (Montreal time) = 3pm in Paris

En ligne sur zoom :

ID de réunion : 895 0195 7806

Code secret : 776245

The speaker

Maria Coma-Santasusana is a doctoral student at the Institut national des langues et civilisations orientales (INALCO/IFRAE) in Paris and at the University of Barcelona. Her research in Amdo (northeastern Tibet) focuses on the relationship between nomadic pastoralists, their animals and the environment.

la consulattionSpecialists, masters and experts in Asia

Towards an anthropology of consultation modes

This seminar will focus on consultation as a mode of action that brings together the two terms of a relationship: on the one hand, the person who holds specialized skills, recognized as legitimate and useful, and who provides services, usually paid, in the name of these skills; on the other hand, the person who benefits from a service in a more or less direct interaction with the specialist. This dyadic relationship does not exclude the intervention of other actors who may in turn be consulted in order to contribute to the decision-making process. It will therefore be necessary to examine all of the relationships involved upstream, during and downstream of the consultation.

Tuesdays, from 3 to 5 p.m. from March 2 to June 8, 2021.

Seminar program here

More info on

BordesClick to enlargePublication of the great Nepalese poet Lakṣmīprasād Devkoṭā

We inform you of the publication, partially bilingual, of a rich anthology of the - major - work of the great Nepalese poet Lakṣmīprasād Devkoṭā (1909-1959). Rémi Bordes carried out the translations and the critical apparatus, co-director of the South Asia Himalayas department, head of the Nepali section and lecturer in Nepalese language and literature at INALCO.

While India had its Tagore, neighbouring Nepal had its Devkoṭā Perhaps due to its closure and lack of translators, the news never really got out. Still, it is certainly time for this significant writer to go beyond its borders and meet a wider audience. The author of a large and diverse body of work, Lakṣmīprasād Devkoṭā (1909-1959) is in his country the immediate classic of modernity, a tutelary figure. While remaining firmly rooted in Indo-Himalayan culture, his poetry, with its emotional sensitivity and rare density of expression, often tinged with spiritual resonances, is mixed with a humanist thought of universal aspiration. Finally, here are translated into French some significant pieces of the work of Devkoṭā which restore both the plurality and the coherence of his career by one of the rare French-speaking specialists of the Nepali language.


Nepal HeritageThe Nepal Heritage Documentation Project

The ARCH wishes to salute the Nepal Heritage Documentation Project (NHDP), led by the Heidelberg Centre for Transcultural Studies. Visit the project’s website to learn more about its goals and the great amount of work already done towards the recording and preservation of Nepal’s heritage.

The Nepal Heritage Documentation Project (NHDP) is building comprehensive digital records of Nepal's endangered historical cultural monuments. These include temples, monasteries, palaces, as well as smaller shrines, arcaded platforms, fountains, and other historic buildings. NHDP is the first project to comprehensively photograph, record, describe, and analyse these structures and make the records available in a freely accessible database. The project focuses on the Kathmandu Valley, western Nepal, and other sites culturally and historically associated with the Kathmandu Valley. It aims to document and inventory more than 2000 monuments, 2500 inscriptions, and 8000 objects, as well as the unique intangible cultural heritage associated with the monuments: rituals, festivals, and other social and religious events and practices.

Gregoire SchlemmerWhat is a spiritual entity?

Pragmatic approach to a "nameless religion" of the Sino-Indian margins.
Seminar of the École Pratique des Hautes Études (EPHE), Religious Sciences section

Grégoire Schlemmer

Every other Wednesday, from 3 March to 19 May, 10am-12pm

Gods, spirits, genies, ghosts, etc. What realities do these words designate, both for those who think them and for the researcher? How can we approach these evanescent entities, but at the heart of what we call the religious? How can we account for the way they are conceived, lived and, above all, what is built around them? What do they reveal about a society? These are some of the questions that will animate this seminar. This research will be based on a specific ethnography - that of the Kulung people of Nepal - which is part of this singular cultural area on the Sino-Indian margins. Using data from this society, we will seek to simultaneously develop the object, the methodology to account for it, and its epistemological underpinnings, which will lead us to revisit numerous themes from anthropology and religious sciences.