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4th Siem Reap Conference on Special Topics in Khmer Studies

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Plov veach kom borss borng (Don’t abandon the indirect road): Divergent Approaches to Cambodian Visual Cultures

Siem Reap, 6-8 December, 2013

The annual Siem Reap Conference on Special Topics in Khmer Studies is designed to bring together the foremost experts in a very specific subject area, over two or three days, with a view to advancing scholarship in that particular domain.

Following previous successful conferences on Epigraphy & Databases (2009-10), Archaeometallurgy (2011) and the History of Religions (2012), the organising committee of the annual Siem Reap Conference on Special Topics in Khmer Studies is pleased to announce that the meeting will be dedicated, in 2013, to the topic of Art History and Visual Cultures.

Divergent Approaches to Cambodian Visual Cultures, the theme of the 4th Siem Reap Conference on Special Topics in Khmer Studies seeks to promote scholarship which tends to be positioned outside the traditional conventions of Khmer Art History.

Colleagues who wish to present a paper at the conference should submit a paper title and abstract (approx 150 words) by August 15th, 2013 to the organising committee. Attendance of the conference is free. Detailed information can be found on the conference homepage

John Thomson, The Bayon Temple, Angkor Thom, 1866 Albumen print, British Library, Photo 983 (24)

John Thomson, The Bayon Temple, Angkor Thom, 1866
Albumen print, British Library, Photo 983 (24)

Khmer Thesis Database

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www.khmerthesis.info is an online database which provides information about dissertation theses written by Cambodian researchers about Cambodia to persuade their bachelor, master, and/or doctorate degree. The website also provides information about scholarship, dissertation/thesis defence date and other information relating to the research field. The purpose of the website is to:

  • Disseminate and raise awareness of the current state of research to students and researchers.
  • Provide the possibility for students and researchers to access research information in order to increase their understanding of research in Cambodia.
  • Promote participation of government and private institutions in providing and sharing their research information and documents.

 

Access to the website www.khmerthesis.info is free, and in addition to the general information there is usually a link to the list of contents or an abstract of any particular thesis. The original thesis (mostly in Khmer language) can usually be found at the library of the Royal University of Fine Arts (RUFA) http://www.rufa.edu.kh/.