GĂ©rard Fussman History of India and Greater India (1984-2011)

Biography

Born on May, 17, 1940

Career

  • Ph. D. thesis: Linguistic Survey of Nuristani and Dardic Languages (Paris, May 1972)
  • Professor of History of India and Greater India at the Collège de France, 1984 -2011
  • Professor of sanskrit, Strasbourg University, 1972-1983
  • Member of the French National Centre for Scientific Research: 1968‑1972
  • Professor (French language and Sanskrit) at Phnom‑PenhUniversity (Cambodia) 1965‑1967
  • Archaeologist in Afghanistan: 1962‑1965
  • Student at École Normale Supérieure and Paris University: 1958‑1962

Various responsibilities and honorary distinctions

  • Head of the Institute of South-Asian Studies, Strasbourg University, 1972‑1984
  • Head of the Institute of South-Asian Studies at the College de France, 1991-2011
  • Head of the College de France’s libraries: 2005-2010
  • Head of the College de France’s Eastern Institutes: 2008-2011
  • Member of the scientific Committee “Felsbilder und Inschriften am Karakorum Highway”, Heidelberger Akademie der Wissenschaften: 1983-2011
  • Member of Academia Europaea: 1993-2012
  • Member of the scientific Committee of The State Institute of Cultural Heritage of the Peoples of Turkmenistan, Central Asia and the Orient under the President of Turkmenistan (sic): 2000-
  • Honorary Fellow of the Ancient India and Iran Trust, Cambridge, 2006-
  • President (founder) of the European Society for the Study of Cultures of Himalaya and Central Asia (SEECHAC): 2007-2012