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LINGUIST List 25.1013

Fri Feb 28 2014

Calls: Austro-Asiatic, Austronesian, Sino-Tibetan, Anthropological Ling, Historical Ling, Socioling, Semantics, General Ling/Cambodia

Editor for this issue: Anna White <awhitelinguistlist.org>

Date: 27-Feb-2014
From: Joseph THACH <joseph.thachinalco.fr>
Subject: Awareness of the Past Among Khmer People and Their Neighbours
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Full Title: Awareness of the Past Among Khmer People and Their Neighbours

Date: 15-Dec-2014 - 17-Dec-2014
Location: Phnom Penh, Cambodia
Contact Person: Joseph Thach
Meeting Email: < click here to access email >
Web Site: http://cambodge2014.free.fr

Linguistic Field(s): Anthropological Linguistics; General Linguistics; Historical Linguistics; Semantics; Sociolinguistics; Syntax

Language Family(ies): Austro-Asiatic; Austronesian; Sino-Tibetan

Call Deadline: 01-May-2014

Meeting Description:

Awareness of the Past Among Khmer People and Their Neighbours:
Linguistic, Historical and Ethnological Approaches.

The Archaeology Department of the Royal University of Fine Arts in Phnom Penh, in collaboration with the Structure and Dynamics of Languages Research Unit (SeDyL - UMR 8202 - INALCO/IRD/CNRS) and the Exchanges and Training for Khmer Studies Society (Association d'Echanges et de Formation pour les Etudes Khmères), cordially invite you to the upcoming international symposium on Khmer studies which will focus on representations of the past within the Khmer and, more broadly, the Indochinese, world.

The conference will be held on 15, 16 and 17 December 2014 at the Royal University of Fine Arts.

Keynote Speakers:

Denis Crouzet
Professor of Modern History, the University of Paris-Sorbonne, Head of the Roland Mousnier Research Centre

Charles Malamoud
Research Director, Indianist anthropologist, Ecole pratiques des Hautes-Etudes

Annie Montaut
Professor of Hindi and Linguistics, SeDyL-INALCO

Call for Papers:

I. Practical Guidelines:

The conference intends to host a panel of specialists in order to explore representations of the past within the Khmer and, more broadly, the Indochinese, world, pursuing four approaches which are not moreover necessarily mutually exclusive:

1. A linguistic approach: the linguistic units that can be used to construct the values of perfectiveness and the past in the Khmer language; the markers of repetition and anaphora; the lexical field of memory and forgetting in the Khmer language; the study of words as traces of an historical past.

2. An historical approach: representations of the past through textual sources and the realia of ancient and modern Cambodia (from the 6th to the 19th Century); the awareness and use of genealogical bonds in the struggle for power (circa 1863-1993).

3. An ethnological approach: the representation of the past through myths, rites and the remains of temples, which supply a host of religious bridges to ancient Cambodia.

4. A comparativist approach within the framework of the aforementioned three disciplines; the past of the Khmers as seen against that of the peoples of the Indochinese Peninsula (the perception of the Khmers’ past by the peoples of the Indochinese Peninsula and vice versa; representations of the past among the peoples of the Indochinese Peninsula).

II. Proposals for Papers:

A summary of the communication (1 page) including the title, name and surname, associated establishment, e-mail address should be submitted along with a short resume before May 1, 2014 to the following address: colloque2014free.fr.

On the advice of the Scientific Committee, the Organisation Committee reserves the right to retain or reject proposals, within a period of one month after that deadline.

The language of the conference is French, English and Khmer; the speaking time allotted to each participant will be 30 minutes (25 minutes for the oral presentation followed by 5 minutes for questions).

Organisation Committee:

- Bong Sovath (RUFA’s president)
- Joseph Thach (INALCO- SeDyL)
- Nasir Abdoul-Carime (AEFEK)
- Grégory Mikaelian (CNRS-CASE)

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