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Center for Khmer Studies

The Center for Khmer Studies (CKS) promotes research, teaching and public service in the social sciences, arts and humanities in Cambodia and the Mekong region.

What we do

  • Promote research and international scholarly exchange by programs that increase understanding of Cambodia and its region
  • Strengthen Cambodia’s cultural and educational structures and integrate Cambodian scholars in regional and international exchange
  • Partner with colleges and universities in Cambodia, the US and beyond

Our Work

CKS Library & Online Resources

Provides the largest public library outside the capital, Phnom Penh, with over 20,000 monographs, books and journals, and with publicly accessible computers.​

Conferences & Events

Present local and international, interdisciplinary workshops, conferences, and lectures in Siem Reap and Phnom Penh to establish professional partnerships between Cambodian and international scholars.

Urban Research and Innovation

Strengthen teaching and local research capacities in Urban Research.

Fellowships Programs

Support the research and education of junior and senior scholars from Cambodia and overseas.​

Publishing & Translation Program

Publishes original scholarly manuscripts and translates foundational social science and historical texts into the Khmer language.​
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Latest Updates

Job Opportunities

The Center for Khmer Studies (CKS) mission is to support research and teaching in the social sciences, arts and humanities as they relate to Cambodia. Since our founding in 1999, CKS has continued to promote and foster greater understanding…

Posted on: 4-January-2022

News & Opportunities

The Center for Khmer Studies (CKS) is excited to announce the reopening of our Junior Resident Fellows program for 2022. We are accepting applications until March 31, 2022.

The CKS Junior Resident Fellows Program is a six-week program in…

Posted on: 3-January-2022

Events & Conferences

Speaker: Dr. Miriam Stark

Date: 21-January-2022 

9:00 am 

Cambodia Time 

Abstract

Few archaeologists are familiar with the variety of states and empires that characterized premodern Southeast Asia. Angkor, or the Khmer Empire, has become the exception to this rule as researchers have returned to its epicenter after a long…

Posted on: 27-December-2021

Events & Conferences

Speaker: Dr. Kosal Path

Date: 19-January-2022 

6:00 pm 

Cambodia Time 

Abstract

In summary, Vietnam’s Strategic Thinking During the Third Indochina War by Dr. Kosal Path contributes to the existing scholarship in three major aspects. First and most importantly, it challenges the conventional wisdom that Hanoi’s invasion and occupation of…

Posted on: 27-December-2021

Past Events

On November 2, 2021, a group of eight epigraphy experts gathered for a special CKS workshop titled “CKS Epigraphy Workshop 2021” that was organized and chaired by CKS fellow Hunter Watson with support…

Posted on: 19-December-2021

News & Opportunities

The Center for Khmer Studies (CKS) is pleased to announce that we have officially begun accepting applications for our Khmer Language and Culture program (KLCP) from now until February 28, 2022.

The KLCP provides an opportunity for faculty, post-graduate researchers…

Posted on: 17-December-2021

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