The start of the academic year and the integration day for the Master’s degree in Asian Studies generally takes place just before the start of the core courses at the beginning of October. It is divided into two parts: a morning of presentation of the expectations of the course and how it works, and an afternoon of integration through the participation of students in cross-disciplinary workshops. This day can be held either face-to-face or at a distance.
- 10 am-12.30 pm: General presentation of the master’s program
On this occasion, those in charge of the master’s programme, as well as lecturers from the teaching team and research centres from the EHESS, EPHE and EFEO, will give a presentation on the different aspects and objectives of the Master’s programme. The main points concerning the running of the courses and seminars (timetable, evaluation methods, etc.), including the constraints imposed by the health context, will also be addressed. Finally, a final sequence will be reserved for Q&A.
- 2 pm-5.30 pm: Cross-cutting workshops
This is a novelty offered to students of the master’s degree. Several online meeting rooms will aim to stimulate the interaction and integration of master’s students from both sudy tracks into the life of their program. In keeping with the spirit of our three schools, the Asian Studies Master’s programme gives an important place to discussions around research in progress, both for students and teachers. This is why we have organised an afternoon of cross-disciplinary workshops where it is above all you, the students, who will have the floor.
Three successive types of workshops will be organised according to three main distribution criteria :
- Regional workshops: 5 online rooms will take place simultaneously (South-Central Asia 1 & 2; South-East Asia; East Asia 1 & 2)
- Disciplinary workshops: 5 online rooms will take place simultaneously (anthropology; history; sociology; philology-literature; political science)
- Thematic workshops: 5 online rooms will take place simultaneously (religions; circulation; knowledge; social life, culture, identities; states, nations, margins).
Each student will therefore take part in each of the workshops and one talk per workshop in the afternoon, in direct interaction with doctoral students and teacher-researchers. You will therefore interact successively, over the course of the afternoon, with three different groups.