Saturday, 30 May 2015

Our next conference is in Paris, 3rd-4th July 2015. All welcome!

We are delighted to announce that on Friday July 3rd and Saturday July 4th 2015 SAALG will be holding a joint conference with the Southeast Asia Library Group (SEALG) in Paris.

The conference will give participants the chance to explore France's collections and connections with South and Southeast Asia.

On Friday we will be based at École française d'Extrême-Orient (EFEO), Maison de l'Asie, 22, avenue du President Wilson, 75116, Paris - when we will have a selection of talks and a tour of the EFEO as well as a chance to view items from their collections.

Talks include:

Rachel Guidoni - Major South Asia Collections in French Libraries

Arundhati Virmani -  South Asia Collections at the Marseille's Chamber of Commerce

Mrs J. Filliozat  - The odyssey of the Pali manuscript EFEO collection

Holger Warnk - The Nachlass of Maurice Durand in the Library of Southeast Asian Studies in Frankfurt
Cécile Capot  - The history of the EFEO library

Isabelle Dion and Olivia Pelletier  - Archives about Indochina in the national overseas archives (ANOM)

Jérôme Petit  - Missionaries, travelers and scholars: the building of an Indian manuscripts collection at the National Library of France

On Friday evening there will be the chance to meet socially at the conference dinner (not included in the fee, venue to be confirmed).

On Saturday at 10am there will be a visit to the Musée Guimet, 6, Place d'Iéna- 75116, Paris: including a guided tour of selected collections and a visit to the library.

On Saturday afternoon SEALG will hold another session of talks which you are welcome to attend also held at Musée Guimet.

Participants are welcome to book for Friday only, Friday and Saturday morning, or Friday and Saturday all day.   The fee for the whole conference is £30 and includes talks, lunch and refreshments on Friday plus the visit to Musee Guimet on Saturday morning and additional SEALG talks on the Saturday afternoon.  

This year to help with planning we will be asking participants to pay the conference fee in advance but at this stage if you would like to book a place simply email, specifying which sessions you plan to attend, and whether you would like to attend the Saturday evening dinner (excluded from the conference fee).  The final day for booking will be 22nd June and payment will be required by Friday 26th June.

To book a place or for further information about recommended accommodation email:

Images of the Library at the École française d'Extrême-Orient, courtesy of Maïté Hurel.

The SAALG steering committee looks forward to welcoming you to our Paris conference.

Helen Porter (SAALG Chair, and Digital Services Support Officer, SOAS, University of London)
and Maïté Hurel (Head of South Asian collections, École française d'Extrême-Orient)