Open for Application Junior Resident Fellows Program in Siem Reap, Cambodia

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Applications for the Center for Khmer Studies Junior Resident Fellows Program is now open. For Cambodian, US and French citizens, deadline 28 Feb 2019.

The Center for Khmer Studies (CKS) is offering 5 American, 5 Cambodian and 5 French undergraduate students and recent graduates an exciting opportunity to join a 6 week (July 1 st-August 9 th , 2019) Junior Resident Fellows Program in Cambodia. The program provides a unique experience, allowing students to live and study alongside others from different backgrounds and cultures, while learning about the history and society of today’s Cambodia. During their residency, students will be based at the CKS campus in Siem Reap, which is situated in the beautiful grounds of Wat Damnak, one of the town’s major Buddhist pagodas, only minutes away from the famous Angkor, World Heritage Site with its enigmatic temples. Fellows will also spend time in Cambodia’s capital city, Phnom Penh.

Source: Open for Application Junior Resident Fellows Program in Siem Reap, Cambodia | Center for Khmer Studies

CAORC Fellowships at the CKS

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Fellowship opportunity for US Residents, hosted at the Centre for Khmer Studies in Siem Reap. Deadline is 24 January 2019.

The CAORC National Endowment for the Humanities Senior Research Fellowship Program supports advanced research in the humanities for U.S. postdoctoral scholars, and foreign national postdoctoral scholars who have been residents in the U.S. for three or more years.

Scholars must carry out research in a country which hosts a participating American overseas research center. Eligible countries for 2018-2019 are: Algeria, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Cambodia, Cyprus, Georgia, Indonesia, Mexico, Mongolia, Morocco, Nepal, Senegal, Sri Lanka or Tunisia.

Fellowship stipends are $4,200 per month for four consecutive months. This program is funded by the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) under the Fellowship Programs at Independent Research Institutions (FPIRI).

​This fellowship program is currently accepting applications. The deadline is January 24, 2019.

Source: CAORC | Fellowships

CKS Senior Fellowship applications open

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CKS Ph.D. & Senior Fellowship Competition for Cambodian and U.S. Scholars
Deadline : November 15th, 2018

This program is open to Cambodian and U.S. doctoral candidates and scholars who have already earned their Ph.D. in the social sciences and humanities. Scholars can pursue research in other countries in mainland Southeast Asia (Thailand, Laos, Vietnam, Burma, Southern China) provided that part of their research is undertaken in Cambodia.

Ph.D. Dissertation Research Fellowships

Senior Fellowships are open to scholars in all disciplines in the social sciences and the humanities to pursue further research in Cambodia and Southeast Asia.

Senior Research Fellowships

Senior Fellowships are open to scholars in all disciplines in the social sciences and the humanities to pursue further research in Cambodia and Southeast Asia.

For more information and application, see the CKS website here.

Summer Junior Resident Fellowship Program | Center for Khmer Studies

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Applications for the CKS Summer Junior Residencies are now open; residencies are open to Cambodian, US and French nationalities. Deadline: end of March or April, depending on nationality.

CKS has been running a Summer Junior Resident Fellowship Programs in Cambodia since 2004. The program is intended for those individuals who have a genuine interest in Cambodia and Southeast Asia, and who may be considering graduate studies or careers in the region. With this in mind the focus is on striking a balance between academic rigor and extra curricula activities and field visits designed to give students a better understanding of contemporary Cambodian society. Cambodian history and culture cannot be fully understood without considering the influence of powerful regional neighbours such and Thailand, Vietnam and China, and international powers, like France, the United States, and more recently the United Nations. The program, therefore, will also focus on Cambodia’s past and present relationships with its neighbours and its place within the region.

Source: Summer Junior Resident Fellowship Program | Center for Khmer Studies

Public Lecture: Koh Ker, the City of Linga during the Reign of King Jayavarman IV

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For readers in Phnom Penh, a lecture by Dr Chen Chenratana on the ancient city of Koh Ker.

Koh Ker, the City of Linga during the Reign of King Jayavarman IV
Chen Chenratana
Zaman University
21 March 2015, 9-11am
For online registration: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1YKRHe2QUEkqRhL2zenV7rf_W3O8Cd9DhH6j1xNAcuFc/viewform

In 10th Century Cambodia, King Jayavarman IV moved the capital city to Chok Gargyarin the greater Angkor area, now known as Koh Ker, where he was to stay for twenty years. It was there that Jayavarman IV built religious monuments dedicated to Hinduism as well as large scale infrastructure (i.e. irrigation system, roads) to support the local economy. The concept of urban planning was also developed fully during his reign since the capital was organized in such a way as to consolidate the king’s political power and ensure the country’s stability, security and prosperity.
This capital city lasted for 20 years, however. It was immediately abandoned after his death. Historians are still debating the underlying motivations behind Jayavarman IV’s choice of Koh Ker and the major political events that took place during his reign.

CKS PhD and Senior Fellowship in social sciences and humanities

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The Council of American Overseas Research Centers and the US Deptartment of State are offering PhD and Senior level Fellowships for social science research through the Center for Khmer Studies. You must be a Cambodian or US citizen to apply.

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This program is open to Cambodian and U.S. doctoral candidates and scholars who have already earned their Ph.D. in the social sciences and humanities. Scholars can pursue research in other countries in mainland Southeast Asia (Thailand, Laos, Vietnam, Burma, Southern China) provided that part of their research is undertaken in Cambodia.

More details about the fellowship here. Deadline is 30 November 2014.

Center for Khmer Studies Summer Junior Fellowship

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The Center for Khmer Studies is offering fellowships for its Summer Junior Fellowship Program for American, Cambodian (and presumably French) undergraduates. The link on the website is provides information for American undergraduates who are eligible for the fellowship; Cambodian undergraduates are also eligible for this fellowship and the information is available after the jump. The fellowship is presumably open to French students as well, although I can’t find any information about that at the moment.

Summer Junior Resident Fellowship Program in Cambodia for U.S. citizens (2012)
Center for Khmer Studies
Deadline 11 April 2012
See details here.
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Building inter-regional networks of archaeological knowledge in Southeast Asia

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This looks like a step in the right direction: the Centre for Khmer Studies ave started work on creating a network for archaeologists in Vietnam, Cambodia and Laos to work together, and more importantly generate inter-regional research projects operating under the same methodology. As a region, I think the archaeological traditions in each country are still very much limited by modern national borders – one of the most evident is the way in which each country’s archaeological timeline differs from each other.

Much more has to go by way of building bridges and relationships between countries. One of the difficulties I’ve seen is the way some countries can be quite parochial about the direction of archaeology takes – partly because of political and nationalistic overtones that may arise, but also sometimes from a perceived “territorial” claim over a particular field of study. Other barriers include recent past histories (like how we’ve seen between Thailand and Cambodia over Preah Vihear), or even something as simple as the language barrier.

It’ll be interesting to see, over the next few years, how this project by the Centre for Khmer Studies sheds light on the archaeology of the inland routes from the Tonle Sap to the South China Sea. More interesting is the see how a model for inter-regional collaboration might be achieved through this project.

Tracking Asia’s ‘ancient highways’
Phnom Penh Post, 22 January 2008
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