appel à candidatures 2016 bourses Aires culturelles – ED 286

La formation doctorale Histoire vous annonce que l’appel à candidatures  2016  bourses Aires culturelles* – ED 286  est lancé. La date limite de dépôt des candidatures est fixée au 8 avril 2016.
(*) aides forfaitaires attribuées aux doctorants pour des séjours de terrain à l’étranger allant de 3 à 12 semaines.

Composition du dossier de candidature :

–  Le formulaire de candidature ci-joint dûment complété (voir doc. en PJ)
– 1 lettre de motivation avec budget prévisionnel
– 1 résumé du projet de thèse (maximum 3 pages)
– 1 plan de travail du séjour
– 1 lettre circonstanciée du directeur de thèse. Le cas échéant, 1 lettre d’invitation de l’établissement d’accueil
– 1 copie de la carte d’étudiant EHESS 2015/2016

Modalités de dépôt :

Dossier de candidature à transmettre complet au secrétariat de la formation doctorale (EHESS – Marie Calvary – bureau 704 – 190 av. de France – 75013 Paris – Email :, par voie électronique (en un seul fichier PDF nommé  » NOM.Prénom.Aires.cultu.2016 « ) ou voie postale (1 exemplaire), au plus tard : le vendredi 8 avril 2016 dernier délai (cachet de la Poste faisant foi). Tout dossier réceptionné après cette date et/ou incomplet sera rejeté.

le Campus Condorcet vient de publier un appel à projets visant à financer des actions de coopération scientifique entre des établissements fondateurs du Campus

le Campus Condorcet vient de publier un appel à projets visant à financer des actions de coopération scientifique entre des établissements fondateurs du Campus.

Les huit axes de recherche du Campus Condorcet :

– Histoire des sociétés et intelligence du contemporain ;
– Aires culturelles dans la longue durée ;
– Études du religieux ;
– Érudition, tradition textuelle et histoire des textes ;
– Arts et littératures, images, création et communication ;
– Espaces, territoires, environnement ;
– Populations, santé ;
– Économie (migrations, famille, économie et politique internationale, santé et économie, culture et économie).
Les projets de colloque ne sont pas éligibles, mais il est possible de déposer des projets de journées réunissant des enseignants chercheurs d’au moins deux établissement fondateurs du Campus (« Les ateliers Condorcet ») ou d’organiser des journées de doctorants.
La date limite est fixée au 21 avril 2016 à 12h.
Les membres fondateurs du Campus Condorcet sont l’EPHE, l’Université Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne, l’EHESS, l’Université Sorbonne Nouvelle Paris 3, l’École nationale des Chartes, l’InSHS du CNRS, l’Université Paris 13, l’Université Paris 8 Vincennes – Saint-Denis, l’INED et la FMSH.

Farmers, seeds and soil in highland Indonesia: the challenge of food sovereignty when capitalist relations take hold

Agriculteurs, sols et semences dans la globalisation.

le 14 mars de 11 h à 13 h (salle 587, bât. Le France, 190-198 av de France 75013 Paris),

La professeure Tania Murray Li de l’Université de Toronto

Farmers, seeds and soil in highland Indonesia: the challenge of food sovereignty when capitalist relations take hold

A central figure in the food sovereignty movement is the « middle peasant », a cautious figure who balances food with cash-crop
production, guided by a strong aversion to ecological and market risk. Drawing on long-term field research in highland Sulawesi, Indonesia,
the seminar presentation explains why farmers switched from food to mono-crop cacao production, and a stable middle peasantry did not
emerge. It outlines their reasons for the switch, their struggles to make ends meet on small plots of poor-quality land, and the rapid
polarization that soon arose. Ironically, their farm-dependence increased their vulnerability. Unlike farmers in many parts of the
world who appear to be autonomous but are actually supported by statetransfers, remittances or wage work, these farmers were on their own.
Competitive capitalist relations quickly emerged and took on anespecially virulent, almost textbook form. These relations were
compulsory. Farmers with inadequate plots of land, and newly landless highlanders, could not opt out, challenging notions of food
sovereignty framed in terms of liberal notions of choice. Even when small-scale farmers are untouched by land grabbing or corporate
schemes, as in this case, expanding their capacity to exercise control over their food, their farms and their futures is still a huge

Tania Murray Li is Canada Research Chair in the Political Economy and Culture of Asia in the Department of Anthropology at the University of
Toronto, and author of  Land’s End: Capitalist Relations on an Indigenous Frontier (Duke University Press 2014), Powers of Exclusion:
Land Dilemmas in Southeast Asia (with Derek Hall and Philip Hirsch, NUS Press, 2011), and The Will to Improve: Governmentality,
Development, and the Practice of Politics (Duke, 2007).

« Luang Prabang au début du XXe siècle. Témoignages photographiques », exposition en ligne sur le site de la Photothèque de l’EFEO

Luang Prabang au début du 20e siècle, témoignages photographiques

Cette exposition a été présentée par Christine Hawixbrock à l’Institut français du Laos en décembre 2015 à l’occasion de la commémoration des 20 ans de l’inscription de Luang Prabang sur la liste du Patrimoine mondial de l’humanité de l’UNESCO.
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“Fragments & Empire: Cambodian Art from the Angkor Period”, 6 mars – 6 mai 2016, John Young Museum of Art, University of Hawaii at Manoa

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Fragments & Empire examines Cambodian (or Khmer) art of the Angkor Empire, which dominated much of mainland Southeast Asia from the ninth through the fifteenth centuries. It includes examples of sandstone architectural fragments, ceremonial bronzes, and stoneware vessels associated with the styles of the imperial capital as well as their transmission into peripheral regions in modern-day northeastern Thailand.

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“Linguistic archaeology in Timor” by Juliette Huber, 17 Mars 2016, KITLV

HuberTimor is an island of hybridity. Its people are not only divided by a national frontier, but also by a deeper linguistic divide: in Timor, unlike most other places in eastern Indonesia, speakers of Papuan languages live cheek by jowl with speakers of Austronesian languages. It remains a mystery how this situation came into existence. The conventional understanding of Indonesian prehistory states that Austronesian speakers gradually overwhelmed pre-existing populations of Papuan-speaking hunter-gatherers when they arrived in the region. However, on the basis of anthropological patterns, McWilliam (2007) suggests that the reverse took place in Timor and that Papuan languages arrived on the island after the Austronesian languages.

In this talk, Huber aims to show how linguistics can contribute to our understanding of the (pre-)historic interactions between the Austronesian and Papuan-speaking populations of the island. Huber focuses on the eastern tip of East Timor, where three of the island’s four Papuan languages are clustered, and report on ongoing research using two types of linguistic evidence, namely a) a study of place name etymologies, and b) a linguistic reconstruction of proto-Eastern Timor, the ancestor of the three Papuan languages spoken there today.


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“Collecting European and Asian Art Objects in 17th- and 18th-Century Batavia”by Michael North, 4 mars 2016, Center for Southeast Asia Studies, Berkeley

The visual documents of the Dutch presence in Southeast Asia have not been much studied, although the Dutch East India Company (VOC) has long attracted the attention of scholarship. Important publications have also appeared on the trade, shipping, institutional organization, and administration of the VOC. Much has also been learned about the VOC and Dutch colonial societies. In contrast, the role of the VOC in cultural history and especially in the history of visual and material culture has not yet attracted comparable interest.
This talk will focus therefore on the role and function of art in Batavia, one of the settlements and factories of the Dutch East India Company in Asia. It will demonstrate that many varieties existed in the forms of cultural exchange. The collections of the VOC representatives and merchants here were shaped by Dutch standards of taste, but also contained such local artistic production as Moorish drawings, Chinese pictures and Japanese lacquer works. By including Chinese and indigenous households in Southeast Asia, the talk will also offer insights into the mediating processes between the different ethnicities and cultures in the settlement.

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“Earliest hominin occupation of Sulawesi, Indonesia” by Van den Berg et al. in Nature 529 (14 janvier 2016)

Earliest occupation of Sulawesi, Indonesia, pushed back to between 200-100 kya! Van den Bergh et al. ( report in Nature new dates and stone tools excavated from Talepu. The hominin species who discarded these tools remains unknown, but this exciting discovery revises our understanding of hominin occupation, migration and expansion out of Africa and into mainland and island Southeast Asia!

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Women’s Eyes at All Issues: On Indonesia, 14th Northeastern Conference (NEC) on Indonesia, 15-16 avril 2016, accueillie par le Yale Indonesia Forum avec la Cornell Indonesian Association

The organizing committee is seeking proposals that will critically engage with the following questions: What is the role of gender in the modern history of Indonesia? How have Indonesian women contributed to Indonesia’s development over the past seven decades (for example, What do we know about Indonesian Women’s Congress in 1928 and Indonesian women’s movements and their roles in Indonesia and Southeast Asia at large)? To what extent have their contributions been recognized or obscured? How do external or international actors imagine and represent the role of Indonesian women in society? How has gender been constructed historically? How might we interrogate the taken for granted representations of women in Indonesia? How do gender, power, traditions intersect? How has form of femaleness power been controlled or managed? How do women learn/exercise agency in negotiating laws and resisting various authorities? What are the challenges in conducting research on women/gender studies and what new methodologies are available/can be developed through these challenges?

Date limite d’envoi des abstracts : 14 mars 2016

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Kyoto Review of Southeast Asia, no. 19 : numéro special : « Buddhism, Politics, and Modernity in Southeast Asia », guest editor Justin Thomas McDaniel

19-bannerSommaire :

  • Buddhism, Politics, and Modernity in Southeast Asia by Justin Thomas McDaniel
  • Rethinking “Religion” from the Margins by Yoko Hayami and Tatsuki Takaoka
  • The Curious Case of Buddhist Activism in Singapore by Jack Meng-Tat Chia
  • Buddhist Studies in Vietnam: Some Thoughts on Current and Future Directions by Jordan Baskerville
  • Myanmar: Contesting Conceptual Landscapes in the Politics of Buddhism by Alicia Turner
  • Staging Hinduism in the Bangkok metropolis: Ritual spectacle and religious pluralism in an urban Thai Buddhist milieu by Erick White

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