Call for paper : Siem Reap Conference on special topics in khmer studies

Religious Studies in Cambodia: Understand the Old and Trace the New

Siem Reap, 9th – 10th June 2012

Call for paper

We are pleased to announce that following previous successful conferences on Epigraphy & Databases (2010) and Archaeometallurgy (2011), the Siem Reap Conference on Special Topics in Khmer Studies organised jointly by the APSARA, École française d’Extrême-Orient, Center for Khmer Studies and University of Sydney, will be dedicated, in 2012, to the History of Religions.

The epigraphical, architectural and iconographical material available to understand premodern Cambodia’s society and history all attest to the centrality of religion. Despite this importance, however, very few studies have been dedicated exclusively to the topic of religion.
Indeed, the complexity held by this topic has many sources. The process once referred to as Indianization involved the transmission of the already composite system of Indian religions (Śaivism, Vaiṣṇavism and Buddhism) into a barely known local system of beliefs. Recent discoveries from Buddhist studies –whether on discrepancies among texts and religious practices or on unveiled tantric texts and the wider recognition of tantric Buddhist aesthetic forms– add further layers to this complexity.

The aim of this conference is to take an interdisciplinary approach to the study of religion in order to render the richness of pre-modern Southeast Asian religions, and in particular, Khmer religion. By comparing pre-modern Southeast Asian civilisations, what can be understood of the common or characteristic choices of Indian religious features they each made? Consequently, what can be concluded about the local systems of beliefs followed at the time? How do contemporary religious systems reflect the strata of the Indian borrowings and reveal their own essence throughout their own evolutions?

The conference will bring together international specialists, colleagues and students from all the disciplines, who share a common interest in Cambodian and Southeast Asian religions, from prehistory to the modern period.

We invite submissions for topics on all aspects of religions in Cambodia, including History, Archaeology, Art History, Religious Studies, Anthropology, etc. Comparative papers on pre-modern Southeast Asian religions are also encouraged. By the collation of recent scholarship in multiple fields and the presentation of the lastest theoretical works in Religious Studies, this conference will improve our understanding of Southeast Asian religions.

Colleagues who wish to participate in the Conference, to be held in Siem Reap on the 9th and 10th of June 2012, should submit the title of their paper and an abstract (around 150 words) by the 15th of February 2012.

The organising committee
Julia Estève, Damian Evans, Khoun Khun-Neay, Im Sokrithy, Dominique Soutif and Michael Sullivan.

For any questions regarding the Conference, please contact:

Julia Estève
École française d’Extrême-Orient; Phum Beng Don Pa, Khum Sla Kram, Siem Reap; PO Box 93300, Siem Reap;
Cambodia Phone: (+855) 89 709 810; Fax: (+855) 63 964 226;

Damian Evans
The University of Sydney; Robert Christie Research Centre, 195 Phum Treng, Khum Sla Kram, Siem Reap;
Cambodia Phone: (+855) 63 760 416; Fax: (+855) 63 760 416;

Khoun Khun-Neay
APSARA Authority, Siem Reap; Deputy Director General.

IM Sokrithy
APSARA Authority, Siem Reap & Faculty of Archaeology, Royal University of Fine Arts, Phnom Penh.

Dominique SOUTIF
École française d’Extrême-Orient; Phum Beng Don Pa, Khum Sla Kram, Siem Reap; PO Box 93300, Siem Reap;
Cambodia Phone: (+855) 92 993 502;

Michael Sullivan
Center for Khmer Studies; Wat Damnak, Siem Reap; PO Box 9380, Siem Reap;
Cambodia Phone: (+855) 063 964 385; Fax: (+855) 063 963 035;

Human Sciences Encounters in Phnom Penh


Coordinating team:
Pascale Hancart Petitet, Emiko Stock, Léo Mariani, Gabriel Fauveaud

Call for Abstracts/Papers: Dharma-Dhamma International Conference, 20th – 22nd July 2012, at Sanchi/Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh, India

Dharma-Dhamma International Conference, 20th – 22nd July 2012, at Sanchi/Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh, India

Hosts: 1. Center for Study of Religion and Society, New Delhi, India;  2. Mahabodhi Society, Sri Lanka

The central theme of the Conference is Dharma-Dhamma which has been a pivotal and pervasive concept and overriding principle in Indian culture commonly shared by all religious traditions of India. It has played a dominant and cardinal role in shaping Indian view and way of life. It has covered every facet of human existence and cosmic life in so far as it has been the sustaining (dharaka), regulating (niyamaka) and life-enhancing (sadhaka) force in Indian cultural ethos. It has been the foundational tenet in Hinduism and Buddhism.


The Conference aims to focus on the essential identity between the Dharmma-Dhamma view points.  We find that these thoughts are as relevant today as they have been over millennia of Pilgrims’ Progress, exemplified by the abiding continuum of Hindu and Buddhist Civilizations. We aim through this conference, to facilitate the cross-pollination of ideas and foster harmony between the two ancient Civilizations, so that Dharmma-Dhamma becomes a veritable celebration of freedom. It is all the more essential in view of the forces released by Globalisation today, to integrate the Orient through the common factor of Dharmma-Dhamma link provided by centuries of cultural and civilisational inter-connectedness.

This conference will explore the following subjects:

• Hindu Dharma – Bauddha Dhamma as Philosophia Perennis and Universalis – Perennial and Universal Philosophies
• Expression of Hindu and Bauddham thoughts in art and architecture
• Archaeological and Historical perspectives
• Sampradayas and patterns of worship in temples
• Renaissance in Hindu and Bauddham temples
• Areas for cooperation between Hindu and Bauddham scholars and prominent citizens
• Socio-economic cooperation among the Indian Ocean Rim countries

Indicative list of themes or topics at

The Abstracts and Papers may be sent by email in word.doc unicode format to:

Abstracts and Papers must be in English only (Participants interested in presenting Papers in languages other than English may contact the organisers at the contact details provided)

Poster Sessions are also available

Last Date for Submission of Abstracts: 30th April 2012
Last Date for Submission of Papers: 15th June 2012

Contact details:
Dharma Dhamma Conference

CSRS, India Foundation

C-1, Jangpura Extension

New Delhi- 110092,


Phone: +91 11 43012351 (10.30 A.M to 4.30 P.M on weekdays)


S. Kalyanaraman, Ph.D.
Sarasvati Research Center.

7th Singapore Graduate Forum on Southeast Asia Studies

CALL FOR PAPERS (Deadline: 19 March 2012)

7th Singapore Graduate Forum on Southeast Asia Studies
Organised by the Asia Research Institute, National University of Singapore

Date                :           16 – 20 July 2011
Venue              :           Faculty of Law, Block B, Level 4, 469 Bukit Timah Rd
National University of Singapore @ Bukit Timah Campus
Website           : 

The Asia Research Institute (ARI) of the National University of Singapore (NUS) invites applications from postgraduate students who are engaged in research on Southeast Asia to attend the 7th Singapore Graduate Forum on Southeast Asian Studies on 16 – 20 July 2011.

This 3-day forum will be part of ARI’s 5-day Graduate Development Institute and Forum, which in addition to the forum will include two full days of sessions aimed to develop graduate student understandings of academia and relevant skills, through roundtable discussions with faculty, focused practical seminars and breakout group discussions.

This event coincides with the Asia Research Institute’s Asian Graduate Student Fellowship Programme 2012, which brings some 35 graduate students to ARI for a two and a half month period. These students will also participate in the Graduate Forum.

Postgraduate students working on Southeast Asia are invited to submit abstracts based either on work in progress that is at an advanced stage (i.e. already completed data collection and analysis), or on completed work. NUS students are encouraged to take advantage of this unprecedented opportunity to interact and exchange ideas with students from ASEAN as well as those from other regions whose interests focus on Southeast Asia.

This three-day forum, the seventh of an annual series of forums for graduate students who work on Southeast Asia, will be organised thematically. Themes broadly reflect (but are not limited to) the core research strengths of the Asia Research Institute, including  the Asian dynamics of religion, politics, economy, gender, culture, language, migration, urbanism,  science and technology, population and social change.

In addition to student presentations, experts from the region will also be invited to give keynote speeches, sharing their insights on challenges and issues facing contemporary social science scholarship.

Students whose proposals are selected for presentation at the forum will participate in the full 5 days of the Graduate Development Institute and Forum. Partial or full funding may be available for selected students. Funding will cover board and lodging for the duration of the forum, and in selected cases, air travel to Singapore by the most economical means.


Graduate students should submit a 300-400 words abstract of their proposed paper using the attached form to Mr Jonathan Lee at no later than 19 March 2012. Click here for the Application Form.

The abstract should clarify the substantive issues which your paper will address and be firmly grounded in your own research project. Please include information on objectives, methods, and findings, as well as explain the original contribution the research makes to the field of study.

One confidential letter of recommendation from a supervisor should also be forwarded along with your form by the same date.
Successful applicants will be notified by 9 April 2012.

Those selected will have to submit full-length papers, of around 4,000-5,000 words in length, by 18 June 2012.


Dr Michelle MILLER, Asia Research Institute, NUS (Chair)
Dr Jonathan BENNEY, Asia Research Institute, NUS
Dr CHEE Heng Leng, Asia Research Institute, NUS
Dr Kay MOHLMAN, Dept of Sociology, NUS
Dr LIANG Yongjia, Asia Research Institute, NUS
Dr Maria Wendy PLATT, Asia Research Institute, NUS
Dr SUN Jung, Asia Research Institute, NUS
A/P Titima SUTHIWAN, Centre for Language Studies, NUS
Prof Thongchai WINICHAKUL, Asia Research Institute, NUS

Educational Exchanges to SUSI (Summer 2012)

Study of the United States Institutes (SUSI) for Scholars (SUMMER 2012)

Deadline for submission: December 30, 2011

The U.S. Embassy in Phnom Penh is pleased to announce the availability of several scholarships for Cambodian scholars to participate in an academic program and study tour in the United States.

Study of the United States Institutes for Scholars are designed to strengthen curricula and improve the quality of teaching about the United States in academic institutions overseas. Foreign university faculty, secondary educators and other scholars spend approximately four weeks at host universities where they take part in a series of lectures, seminar discussions and site visits related to each institute’s theme. They learn about American educational philosophies, explore new teaching methods and pursue related research interests.

Participants spend the remaining two weeks on a study tour, which complements the academic program and includes visits to sites of interest in another geographic region of the country. Each institute concludes with several days of meetings and related study in Washington, D.C.

For Who? For Cambodian scholars.

For how long? For six weeks (four weeks of residency, and two weeks for study tours)

Start? In June 2012

Six Areas for potential candidates

  • American Politics and Political Thoughts
  • Contemporary American Literature
  • Journalism and Media
  • Religious Pluralism
  • U.S. Culture and Society
  • U.S. Foreign Policy

Eligibility Criteria

  • Faculty, scholars and researchers, typically between 30 to 50 years of age.
  • Candidates should have graduate degrees (Masters or Doctoral degrees) and have substantial knowledge of the thematic area of one of the above six areas.
  • Candidates must have little or no prior experience in the United States.
  • Candidates should come from institutions that are seeking to introduce or enhance aspects of U.S. studies into their curricula.
  • Candidates should be willing and able to take part fully in an intensive post-graduate level academic program and study tour.
  • Prepare a personal statement to show the candidate’s potential and motivations.
  • English language proficiency: TOEFL or IELTS if available. If not, any other English test scores or writing samples should be submitted with the CV.

Documents to Submit

Submit a recent Curriculum Vitae (with the Personal Statement included) to Public Affairs Specialist at:, with “SUMMER 2012 Study of the United States Institutes (SUSI) for Secondary School Educators” as the subject line.

The personal information section on the CV must include:

  1. Full name (family and first)
  2. Gender
  3. Place of birth (city, province)
  4. Date of birth
  5. Current address (House #, Street # or name, Khum/Sangkat, Srok/Khan, City/Province)
  6. Nationality at birth
  7. Current nationality
  8. State ID number
  9. Passport number (if available)
  10. Email address
  11. Mobile phone number
  12. Previous travel to the United States (include month and year)

Deadline for submission: December 30, 2011

Further information: Prospective applicants are encouraged to visit the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs website.

Research Fellowship

ACM Research Fellowship Grant

The Asian Civilisations Museum (ACM) in Singapore invites scholars specialising in Buddhist art, Avalokiteshvara or visual culture to apply for a 12-month research fellowship. The award period for the 2011-12 fellowships will commence from April 2011 through March 2012. The applications will be screened by a committee of eminent scholars and will be administered by the Research and Publication Unit (RPU) of ACM.


The research fellowships were first offered in 2009. They are planned to generate in-depth study, documentation and thought leading publications on specialised aspects of Asian cultures. This is in line with the aim of the ACM to be a centre of research in Asian cultures and arts. Since its opening at the Empress Place in 2003, the ACM has established a reputation in the international museum arena for its excellent gallery displays and exhibitions. The ACM is undertaking to develop its research potential in the field of Asian archaeology, art history and material culture, so as to become the regional hub synonymous with excellent research projects and publications in the field.

Applications close 15 January 2011.
Please click here for more details of the research fellowship and application instructions.
Please click here for the application form.

For enquires, please contact us at

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Qualification Employé qualifié

Salaire indicatif

MENSUEL DE 1 365 A 2 000 Euros (8 953,81 A 13 119,14 F) SELON VOTRE EXPERIENCE

Durée hebdomadaire de travail 35H00 HEBDO


Taille de l’entreprise 10 A 19 SALARIES

Secteur d’activité: ACTIVITE DES GEOMETRES

Si cette offre vous intéresse,  veuillez adresser par mail votre CV et une lettre de motivation, en précisant le numéro de l’offre à :


ដំណឹងជ្រើសរើសបុគ្គលិកស្ម័គ្រចិត្ត – Youth Action For Change

We are looking for talented and motivated people to join our team of dedicated volunteers in helping young people make a difference in communities in over 130 countries worldwide.

YAC is offering a challenging and interesting opportunity which will see the applicant gain hands on experience in international development working together with YAC’s experienced team and its worldwide partner organizations and exposure to grass-roots development as well.


JUNIOR PRESS MANAGER – Youth Action for Change. To strengthen its image worldwide, Youth Action for Change’s press and communication office, is looking for young, creative and motivated people from Americas, Eastern Europe and Asia. More info here:

CONTENT COORDINATOR AND EXTERNAL COMMUNICATIONS MANAGER for our Project: Young Innovations Europe – two opportunities to play an integral role in the development of Young Innovations Europe, a pioneering youth quarterly magazine aimed at infusing and fostering a spirit of innovation, entrepreneurship and creativity by showcasing the best initiatives, programs and innovations young people are implementing throughout Europe. More info here:

application deadline: 10th FEB 2011

Senior Fellowships

The following provides further information about the fellowship opportunities available at the CKS as well as some background on CKS Fellows and their research projects. These fellowships are typically available on a yearly basis.

CAORC/ECA Fellowships for American Scholars

INALCO/CEK Fellowships for French Scholars

Current and Former CKS Fellows – forthcoming

CAORC/ECA (Council of American Overseas Research Centers)

Ph.D. & Senior Fellowship Competition for U.S. Scholars
Deadline: November 15th 2010

This program is open to U.S. doctoral candidates and scholars who have already earned their Ph.D. in the social sciences and humanities. Scholars can pursue research in other countries in mainland Southeast Asia (Thailand, Laos, Vietnam, Burma, Southern China) provided that part of their research is undertaken in Cambodia.

Ph.D. Dissertation Research Fellowships
These Fellowships are open to doctoral candidates to pursue their dissertation research in Cambodia and Southeast Asia. Awards are available for periods of up to eleven months.

Senior Research Fellowships
Senior Fellowships are open to scholars in all disciplines in the social sciences and the humanities to pursue further research in Cambodia and Southeast Asia. Short-term awards are available for up to four months. Long-term awards are available for six to nine months. Fellowships for four months or less have some travel restrictions.

Criteria for Evaluation
The Selection Committee will assess each application on the basis of the project description, the candidate’s academic and/ or professional record and the quality of references. Members of the Selection Committee represent different academic disciplines, so the applicant must explain the nature and significance of the project in terms understandable to a non-specialist audience.

Fellowships granted by the Center for Khmer Studies receive funding from the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs of the United States State Department and the Council of American Overseas Research Centers. Candidates must be U.S. citizens.

Download the application form:
For further information, please contact:


Bourses d’études au Cambodge (2011-2012)
Un programme supporté par la Florence Gould Foundation

Date limite de soumission des candidatures: reportée au 09 décembre 2010

Ce programme de bourses d’études a pour objet le développement des connaissances sur la société, la culture et l’histoire du Cambodge. Il vise à permettre à des étudiants-chercheurs français de niveau doctoral et post-doctoral, de pouvoir se rendre au Cambodge. Ce programme a également pour objectif d’aider les candidats à s’intégrer au sein de la communauté scientifique internationale et cambodgienne travaillant sur le Cambodge. Les bourses doivent couvrir les frais de voyage et de séjour d’étude au Cambodge. Les candidats sélectionnés devront prendre contact avec le CEK au Cambodge.

Les candidatures pour mener des recherches au Cambodge s’appliquent aux catégories suivantes :

– Bourses de recherche doctorale. Elles s’adressent aux chercheurs doctorants. Elles doivent leur permettre de mener à bien leurs recherches de terrain nécessaires à l’accomplissement de leur thèse doctorale ainsi que d’acquérir une formation linguistique en khmer. Les candidats doivent être de nationalité française. Les bourses de recherche doctorales sont conçues pour des périodes courtes et longues pouvant aller jusqu’à 11 mois au plus.

– Bourses de recherche post-doctorale. Elles s’adressent aux candidats de nationalité française déjà titulaires d’un doctorat ou de son équivalent. Elles concernent les chercheurs spécialisés dans les études khmères ou ceux souhaitant élargir leur champ d’investigation à l’étude du Cambodge. Les bourses de recherche post-doctorale couvrent des périodes courtes et longues pouvant aller jusqu’à 11 mois au plus.

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Call for Papers: 4th SSEASR Conference on Mountains in the Religions of South and Southeast Asia

Call for Papers: 4th SSEASR Conference on Mountains in the Religions of South and Southeast Asia

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Readers might be interested in this upcoming conference in the Kingdom of Bhutan (hey, I think the conference venue alone makes it worth the trip!)

Mountains in the Religions of South and Southeast Asia: Place, Culture, and Power
4th SSEASR Conference, Thimphu, Kingdom of Bhutan
30 June – 03 July, 2011

Mountains are associated with the central values, practices, beliefs, and identities of religious cultures and traditions throughout the world. The physical and symbolic geography of mountains has inspired people for millennia with feelings of awe and wonder, as well as of fear and trepidation. In South and Southeast Asia, these experiences have sparked creativity in the realms of both religious discourse and practice. Mountains are perceived and revered in sacred texts, rituals, and practices as markers of both the transcendence and immanence of spiritual power: they are identified as gods or the abodes of gods; they serve as temples or places of worship; they house the ancestors and the dead; and they are sources of inspiration, cultural pride, and local and national identity. As links between nature and culture, mountains occupy a prominent place in the history of the region.

The sacredness of mountains is believed to manifest in two principal ways: mountains embody religious power and are sites for its manifestation. In the first instance, specific peaks are singled out by particular cultures and traditions as embodiments of special sanctity: these sacred mountains have well‐established networks of myths, beliefs, values and practices such as pilgrimage, meditation, and sacrifice (e.g. the Himalayas). Mt. Everest is considered the residence of Miolangsangma, the goddess of good fortune; as a result, indigenous peoples have banned the killing of animals (snow leopard, yak, etc) that reside in the higher elevations of the Himalayan zone. In the second instance, mountains that are not revered as embodiments of religious power may nevertheless be the locations of specific religious sites. These sites are subject to reinterpretation and they can become locations of cultural negotiation and conflict. In East Timor, for example, sacred caves, which were once central to local religions, are now linked to the Catholic Church and reinterpreted through a new religious lens. The Cordillera region in the Philippines, which encompasses most of the mountain range of Luzon, provides another instance of partial and selective sacrality. The entire mountain is not a symbol of reverence but its high terrain terraces are believed to be places that sustain life, the environment, and agriculture through ritual and religious practice.

Beliefs about the sacrality of specific mountains often reflect the coexistence of different religious traditions. Some Southeast Asian cultures believe that the ancestral spirits of mountains descended from the mountains in the spring in order to transform into gods of the rice fields; they would then return to the mountains from fall to winter and were once again worshipped as mountain gods. Another example is the peak of Mount Kailasa (in the Tibetan plateau), which is the pagoda palace of Demchog in Tibetan Buddhism and the abode of Siva in Hinduism. In Indonesia, many Balinese believe that there is an inseparable association between the Hindu temple and the mountain, but at the same time, they may continue to practice a form of pre‐Hindu worship.

Bhutan is a country of mountains, not only because mountains occupy almost 80% of the country, but also because throughout history, the life, culture and religion of the Bhutanese people have been inseparably related to mountains. Hence, the Royal University of Bhutan and the Institute of Language and Culture Studies, Thimphu are our natural hosts.

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Bourses Gulbenkian

La Fondation Calouste Gulbenkian met à la disposition de l’École française d’Extrême-Orient deux bourses d’études, d’une durée pouvant aller de trois à six mois, appelées : Calouste Gulbenkian Euro-Asian Fellowships. Destinées à de jeunes chercheurs ressortissants de l’Union européenne et résidant au Portugal, ceux-ci doivent être titulaires d’un Master II, d’un doctorat ou de tout autre diplôme reconnu équivalent. Ces bourses ont pour objet de leur permettre d’effectuer un séjour d’études dans le réseau des centres de l’EFEO ou dans un centre du Consortium ECAF en Asie.

Conditions d’éligibilité des candidats

Ressortissants de l’Union européenne résidant au Portugal.

  • Domaine : recherches relatives aux cultures et civilisations des pays asiatiques et leur relation avec l’Europe.
  • Nature : allocation forfaitaire pour dédommagement des frais de séjour.
  • Montant : le montant mensuel des bourses varie de 900 euros à 1800 euros selon le niveau du candidat (doctorant ou post-doctorant) et le pays de séjour. L’École française d’Extrême-Orient s’assurera du versement de la bourse aux lauréats.
  • Durée : de trois à six mois, en fonction du programme de recherche.

Composition des dossiers de candidature

Constitution du dossier (à fournir impérativement en quatre exemplaires en anglais ou en français) :
1- une lettre motivée de demande de bourse (spécifiant entre autres la période de séjour souhaitée et le centre EFEO concerné) ;
2- un programme de travail détaillé ;
3- un curriculum vitæ avec justificatif des titres possédés ;
4- une attestation du directeur de thèse ou de recherche, pour les titulaires d’un doctorat, lettre de l’ancien directeur de thèse ou de l’enseignant-chercheur qui suit actuellement leurs travaux
5- une copie de la carte d’étudiant
6- une copie d’une pièce d’identité

Le dossier complet est à adresser à :

Monsieur João Pedro Garcia
Centre culturel Calouste Gulbenkian
51, avenue d’Iéna
75116 Paris

Ainsi qu’à

Monsieur François Lachaud
Directeur des études
École française d’Extrême-Orient
22, avenue du Président Wilson
75116 Paris

Date limite de dépôt : avant le 30 septembre 2011, pour une bourse débutant en 2012.

Nota Bene :
Le candidat devra :

  • se loger par ses propres moyens en Extrême-Orient.
  • justifier d’une couverture pour ses dépenses éventuelles de santé.
  • prendre en charge ses frais de transport.
  • envoyer au terme de son séjour un rapport (10 pages maximum) présentant les résultats de son travail sur le terrain.

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