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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: Nordic Institute of Asian Studies, New York Southeast Asian Network, and the Southeast Asian Student Initiative (SEASI), Columbia SIPA

Date: 26-February-2021 

10:00 am 

Eastern Time Zone 

CKS encourages you to addend the following event which is sponsored by the Nordic Institute of Asian Studies, New York Southeast Asian Network, and the Southeast Asian Student Initiative (SEASI), Columbia SIPA.

The attack…

Posted on: 24-February-2021

Events & Conferences

Speaker: Dr. Sarah Klassen, and Dr. David Brotherson

Date: 26-February-2021 

9:00 am 

Cambodia Time 

Abstract: Expansion and Zenith

By: Dr. Sarah Klassen

The Greater Angkor region, in northwestern Cambodia, was home to several successive capitals of the Khmer Empire (9th to 15th centuries CE). During this time, the Khmer developed an extensive agricultural…

Posted on: 16-February-2021

News & Opportunities

Theme: Making and Unmaking Southeast Asian Spaces
Date: 14 May 2021
Deadline for Submission: 15 February 2021
Notification of acceptance: 14 March 2021

On May 14, 2021, the Southeast Asian Studies Graduate Student Association (SEASGRAD) at…

Posted on: 9-February-2021

News & Opportunities

PEOPLE, POWER, POLITICS, PANDEMICS & OTHER PERILS IN SOUTHEAST ASIA
Canadian Council for Southeast Asian Studies Conference 2021
University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada
Submission Deadline: Thursday, 8 April 2021

The COVID-19 outbreak has disrupted many…

Posted on: 31-January-2021

Past Events

Speaker: Dr. Ea Darith

Date: 29-January-2021 

9:00 am 

Cambodia Time 

Dr. Ea Darith will present a brief history of Cambodia covering more than 2000 years, from the Funan to Modern times. During the three kingdoms period, in the mid-3rd century C.E., two Chinese envoys were sent to record the…

Posted on: 20-January-2021

In Memoriam

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

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