Institut français du Cambodge
Conference | Funerary Rituals in Khmer Manuscripts
The manuscripts engraved on latanier leaves, copied from generation to generation over centuries, were stored in the libraries of the monasteries of Cambodia. War, the Khmer Rouge regime as well as neglect led to their almost complete disappearance. Reading those that remain can... Read more
Conference | Parasites: useful or useless?
Photo : ©RMCA, 2017 Some diseases are born from micro-organisms like bacterium, viruses as well as parasites. Among those infectious agents, parasites are in constant interaction with their host. If the host starts defending itself against the parasite, the parasite has to avoid killing its host.... Read more
Conference | Theravāda Buddhism: Rules? Rites? Or Civilization?
Buddhism as practiced by the elders (theravāda) claims to come closest to the experience of a man of high rank who discovered the inanities of mundane life based on the satisfaction of one’s desires. He came to the conclusion that the solution was... Read more
Conference | Eradicating Malaria: Why is Cambodia the Center of the World?
Photo : ©Institut Pasteur For over 20 years, the number of people dying of malaria has decreased thanks to effective treatments. However, progress is at risk of being swept away by the surfacing of insects resistant to treatment in Cambodia. The eradication of malaria in the... Read more
Conférence | Father Ponchaud, History’s witness
Photo : ©Eléanore Sok Father François Ponchaud, 79, discovered Cambodia in 1965. Witness to evacuation of Phnom Penh in 1975, he was the first person to alert the West about the scale of the crimes committed by the Khmer Rouge, especially in his book, Cambodia: Year Zero. On the... Read more
Conference | Florence Aubenas, International Correspondent
Florence Aubenas covered numerous events in Rwanda, Kosovo, Algeria, Afghanistan and Iraq, as well as several renown lawsuits in France – specifically, during the Outreau trials, where she made a name for herself by being one of the first to express her doubts about the culpability of the accused,... Read more
Conference | Theravāda Buddhism in Khmer Lands
The appearance of Theravāda buddhism in Khmer lands during the second half of the 12th century, under the reign of Jayavarman VII (1270/1271 – 1295) is traditionally paralleled with Sri Lanka, according to the Burmese Chronicle, otherwise known as Glass Palace Chronicle. What... Read more
Conference | Contract Farming, from ideal to paradigm?
Contract farming is one of the top legal tools to achieve poverty reduction and economic growth in Cambodia, where 80% of the population lives in rural areas. Nevertheless, in case where it is misused, the farmer is placed in a state of economic dependency. Contract... Read more
Conference | Ghosts of the past: About the four Buddhas after Angkor
What became of Angkor after Angkor? How do people remember the empire after its fall? What about its future? This conference will try to answer those questions based on new researchs about the four Buddhas in the theravadin mythos. Ghosts of the past: About the four... Read more
Conference | South East Asia, between historical continuity and forced globalization
With 2017 being ASEAN’s 50th anniversary, it seems relevant to confront the trajectories of the member countries, evaluate the internal challenges, and identify new dynamics as well as transregional partnerships. South East Asia, between historical continuity and forced globalization with Dominique Dordain, PhD in Economics Tuesday 17 October at... Read more
Conference | Rabies in Cambodia
In Cambodia, hundreds of people die of rabies every year when simple measures could save their lives. 130 years after the discovery of the anti-rabies vaccine by Pasteur, this conference will follow the journey of a child bitten by a dog and what humanity can do... Read more
Conference | The Word of Computers
During the age of Enlightenment, the automaton became a real technological curiosity. Man decides then to allow it to speak. The computers of today are thus all equipped with speech synthesizer softwares. The history of this scientific challenge will be at the center of this conference, brightened up with... Read more
Conference | Legends and guardian spirits in Angkor
Organized by Anne Yvonne Guillou, CNRS / IRASEC Anthropologist Can landscapes serve as a tool in the cultural transmission? In Angkor, where traces of ancient history can be found everywhere, current inhabitants have filled the land with stories and divinities. What do they tell us? Legends and guardian... Read more
Conference | Cambodia face to face with the challenges of global air law
New, original and interdisciplinary, air law must face the globalization of the 3rd millennium. Discipline in which international law predates domestic law, the sovereignty of the States as well as the economic development of air transportation are part of the challenges of modern air law... Read more