Project Leader

Charles Ramble

Charles Ramble is Director of Studies (Directeur d’études) at the Ecole Pratique des Hautes Etudes, and a member of CRCAO (Centre for Research on East Asian Civilisations – UMR 8155) in Paris. His research deals with the historical ethnography and social history of Nepal’s Mustang district, based on private and community archives from the 18th to the 20th centuries. Institutional page

Peter Schwieger

Peter Schwieger isRauchofen Professor of Tibetology and the head of the Department of Mongolian and Tibetan Studies at the University of Bonn. His current research focusses on the political and social history of Tibet based on archival material. Institutional page

Project Member

Christoph Cüppers

Christoph Cüppers’ present focus of research is the history and culture of 17th century Tibet and the subsequent years of the Ganden Phodrang rule, with particular interest in state administration and law of this period. Beside his study of legal documents so far available from different sources he is preparing glossaries of legal and administrative Tibetan terms which will be incorporated into the present project.

Fabienne Jagou

Fabienne Jagou, historian, is assistant professor at the French Asian Studies Institute (Ecole française d’Extrême-Orient, Paris). Her research focuses on the Sino-Tibetan cultural and political relations from modern to contemporary periods. Institutional page

Saul Mullard

Saul Mullard is a researcher at EPHE (École Pratiques des Hautes Études), where he is currently working on the Social History of the Sikkimese Himalaya based on archival material from the Sikkimese Palace Archive. His principal research foci are on the taxation and administrative organisation of Sikkim, frontiers and boundaries in state, inter-state and non-state spaces and ethnicity and stratification in 17th-20th century Sikkim.

Alice Travers

Alice Travers is a researcher in the CNRS (French National Centre for Scientific Research) and a member of CRCAO (Centre for Research on East Asian Civilisations – UMR 8155) in Paris. She is currently working on the social history of 19th and 20th century Central Tibet, and on the Dga’ ldan pho brang government and its institutions. Institutional page