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 | 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 | 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 | 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 | 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 | Folk memory in Cambodia
Crédit photo : National Cambodian Heritage Museum & Killing Fields Memorial, US / A Memory and Migrations installation in Long Beach, CA Organized by Anne Yvonne Guillou, Anthropologist at CNRS / IRASEC Folk memory is the sum of representations of memorable past events that members of any given... Read more
Conference | Health consequences of the Khmer Rouge regime
Organized by Anne Yvonne Guillou, Anthropologist at CNRS / IRASEC Feed rations given during the Khmer Rouge regime to groups of deported population were highly inadequate given the physical effort that was required because of forced labor, and led to generalized malnutrition. The Vietnamese invasion not only chased the Khmer... Read more
Conference | Landscapes and Beliefs in Cambodia
Organized by Anne Yvonne Guillou, Anthropologist at CNRS / IRASEC What is the relationship between landscape, time and imagination? How can landscapes bear within them long-time meanings as well as be a great tool to talk about social change? Landscapes and their associated stories are not... Read more