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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.

Programs & Fellowships

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.​

Latest Updates

News & Opportunities

The Center for Khmer Studies (CKS) supports research and teaching in the social sciences, arts, and humanities as they relate to Cambodia. Founded in 1999, CKS aims to foster understanding of Cambodia and the Mekong region through its international…

Posted on: 1-December-2023

Events & Conferences

Speaker: Sokleap Leam and Sokraksa Mean

Date: December 9th, 2023 

2:00 pm 

Cambodia Time 


ក្នុងកិច្ចពិភាក្សាវគ្គទី១នេះ និស្សិតរបស់យើងគឺ សុខលាភ និង រក្សា នឹងចែករំលែកបទពិសោធន៍របស់ពួកគេក្នុងនាមជានិស្សិតខ្មែរចូលរួមកម្មវិធីអ្នកស្រាវជ្រាវវ័យក្មេងរបស់មជ្ឈមណ្ឌលខេមរសិក្សា។ ពួកគេនឹងពិភាក្សាអំពីហេតុផលរបស់ពួកគេក្នុងការដាក់ពាក្យចូលរួមកម្មវិធី អ្វីដែលពួកគេបានរៀន ការរំពឹងទុក កង្វល់របស់ពួកគេមុនពេលចូលរួម បញ្ហាប្រឈមដែលជួបប្រទះអំឡុងពេលកម្មវិធី និង ជាពិសេសការចងចាំដ៏ល្អៗរបស់ពួកគេពីកម្មវិធី។ ពួកគេក៏នឹងឆ្លុះបញ្ចាំងពីអ្វីដែលខ្លួនទទួលបាន បន្ទាប់ពីបញ្ចប់កម្មវិធីរយៈពេលប្រាំមួយសប្តាហ៍ ព្រមទាំងជួយផ្តល់ដំបូន្មានមួយចំនួនសម្រាប់អ្នកដែលកំពុងពិចារណាដាក់ពាក្យចូលរួមកម្មវិធីអ្នកស្រាវជ្រាវវ័យក្មេងរបស់មជ្ឈមណ្ឌលខេមរសិក្សាក្នុងឆ្នាំ២០២៤។ ការពិភាក្សារបស់ពួកគេនឹងផ្តល់នូវការយល់ដឹងអំពីកម្មវិធី និង គូសបញ្ជាក់ពីអត្ថប្រយោជន៍នៃការចូលរួមក្នុងឱកាសពិសេសនេះសម្រាប់និស្សិតខ្មែរ។


In this talk, our former Junior Resident fellows, Sokleap and Raksa, will share their experiences as Cambodian Junior…

Posted on: 1-December-2023

Events & Conferences

Speaker: Filmmakers

Date: December 1st, 2023 

6:00 pm 

Cambodia Time 

The Center for Khmer Studies is pleased to invite you to a screening and discussion of ‘Our Mekong, Our Say,’ 5 short documentaries from Cambodia and Thailand that tell stories about natural resource management and protection, as well as…

Posted on: 20-November-2023

Events & Conferences

Speaker: Dr. Nhu Truong

Date: December 8th, 2023 

8:30 am 

Cambodia Time 


In the past decades, economic development in Vietnam has been characterized by relentless state land seizures. Villagers have resisted state imposition and fought back with resolve. Faced with mounting social unrest as land dispossession becomes endemic, the Vietnamese…

Posted on: 19-November-2023

Events & Conferences

Speaker: Dominique Forma

Date: Le mardi 14 novembre 2023 

6:00 pm 

Cambodia Time 


Dans le cadre du programme « La Route des Résidences » auquel il participe, Dominique Forma, maître dans l’art du roman policier, vous invite à un temps d’échange au Center for Khmer Studies le mardi 14 novembre de…

Posted on: 10-November-2023

Past Events

Speaker: Noemi Didu

Date: November 3rd, 2023 

2:30 pm 

Cambodia Time 

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This presentation will discuss the preliminary findings from an ongoing multi-sited ethnographic research between France and Cambodia as part of a doctorate dissertation. The research project aims to understand the logics…

Posted on: 26-October-2023

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