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The Center for Khmer Studies

Who we are

The Center for Khmer Studies is a non-governmental institution supported by international foundations, educational institutions, scholars, the US Department of Education, and interested individuals and philanthropists from the US, France, and Cambodia.

Who We Are

CKS is a non-governmental institution supported by international foundations, educational institutions, scholars, the US department of education, and interested individuals and philanthropists from the US, France, and Cambodia.

What We Do

CKS’s research and educational programs are run from our headquarters in Siem Reap and from our office in Phnom Penh. Please visit us to learn more about the work we do!

We think of ourselves as a bridge, as a crossroads; a real center for institutions, researchers, scholars, practitioners, students, and the general public to meet and interact through a series of programs and initiatives.

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.​

Fellowships Programs

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

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.

Publishing & Translation Program

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

Latest Updates

Events & Conferences

Speaker: Dr. Sophie Biard

Date: 21-May-2021 

9:00 am 

Cambodia Time 

Abstract

The temples of Angkor as we see them today give only a partial view of their former state. Throughout centuries, lootings and occupations have upset their furnishings, and much archaeological research has been terminated, thus separating the scarce…

Posted on: 4-May-2021

Past Events

Speaker: Eve Zucker and Ben Kiernan

Date: 28-April-2021 

9:30 am 

EST 

Abstract

This anthology of 17 chapters examines waves of political violence that impacted six Southeast Asian countries – Indonesia, Burma/Myanmar, Cambodia, Thailand, the Philippines, and Vietnam – from the wars of independence in the mid-twentieth century to America’s Indochina…

Posted on: 25-April-2021

News & Opportunities

New book by CKS President and fellow Eve Zucker and CKS Affiliate Laura McGrew featuring chapters on Cambodia by Toni Shapiro Phim, Laura McGrew, and Eve Zucker.

Book Description

Coexistence in the Aftermath of Mass Violence demonstrates how…

Posted on: 19-April-2021

Past Events

Speaker: William Kwok

Date: 23-April-2021 

8:00 am 

Cambodia Time 

Abstract

This talk examines how and why local subordinates carry out leaders’ orders for mass killings. While existing studies have mostly focused on the causes of genocide, William Kwok’s dissertation examines the organization and implementation of mass killings in…

Posted on: 5-April-2021

News & Opportunities

Now opening for applications until 15 June 2021 (Cambodia Time)

The Center for Khmer Studies (CKS) is providing a fellowship to a qualified Cambodian scholar to conduct research on the Elizabeth Becker Collection and other audiovisual materials…

Posted on: 5-April-2021

In Memoriam

The Center for Khmer Studies announces with deep regret the recent passing of distinguished board members.

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