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March 26, 2017

New release

En route vers le Royaume-Uni

En route to the United Kingdom
A field survey of vietnamese migrants

Thi Hiep NGUYEN et Danielle TAN
Irasec et France terre d’asile, mars 2017, 132 p.
ISSN : 2102-376X

France terre d'asile has realised a field survey of vitenamese migrants in transit in the Pas-de-Calais department, in the context of an innovative project conducted by France terre d’asile between the 1st November 2015 and the 30th April 2017, entitled “assistance project for victims of human trafficking”, a project to identify, inform and advise victims of human trafficking in the department of Pas-de-Calais.

The study is aiming in particular to better understand their migration routes, their reasons for leaving their home country, their profiles, their relations with smugglers’ networks, the methods of control and coercion exer-cised over the migrants, as well as the migrants’ needs in order to be able to improve the support provided to them in France and Europe.


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July 21, 2017


International Convention of Asia Scholars

Chiang Mai International Exhibition and Convention Centre (CMECC)
456 Changpuak District, Tambon Changpuak,
Meung Chiang Mai, Thailand 50300
Tel: 66(0) 53-010571-3

IRASEC is involved in the tenth session of ICAS at Chiang Mai: our publications are presented on our booth (booth C3) and we will participate to a panel with the contribution of Anne Yvonne Guillou, Abigaël Pesses et Stéphane Rennesson (Panel 287 – 23 july, 11h30-13h15, room 10).

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July 19, 2017


How Khmer people create social memory?

The 6th of June, 2017, 110 persons attended the presentation by Anne Guillou, "How Khmer people create social memory?" in Phnom Penh. This is the 3rd presentation of the "Time, Space, and Memory" Conferences series, organized by IRASEC in partnership with the French Institute of Cambodia. The next one will be held in september 2017.

June 28, 2017

Academic exchange

Visit by Jean Pierre Cabestan


Jean Pierre Cabestan, Professor of Political Science and Director of the Political Science Department of the Baptist University of Hong Kong and Associate Researcher at the Asia Center, accompanied by Patrick Mansier, Adviser Press of the French Embassy in Bangkok, gave us the pleasure of visiting Irasec on April 26, 2017.

April 26, 2017


Folk memory in Cambodia

How is folk memory created in Cambodia?

by Anne Yvonne Guillou,
Anthropologist at CNRS / IRASEC

Tuesday 6th June at 6:30pm
Institut français du Cambodge
Conference in French, translated in Khmer and English
Free entrance

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May 29, 2017

Nouvelle publication

Transitions urbaines en Asie du Sud-Est

Transitions urbaines en Asie du Sud-Est
De la métropolisation émergente et de ses formes dérivées

Sous la direction de Karine Peyronnie, Charles Goldblum et Bounleuam Sisoulath
Irasec et IRD Éditions - Collection : Objectifs Suds - 2017
360 pages, 978-2-70992-262-3

Les pays en transition vers l’économie de marché que sont le Cambodge, le Laos et le Vietnam n’échappent pas au mouvement d’urbanisation accélérée que connaît actuellement l’ensemble de l’Asie du Sud-Est. Ils rencontrent cependant des problèmes particuliers, tant sur le plan du fonctionnement que des modes de développement urbain, du fait même de l’ambiguïté de leurs structures politico-administratives.

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May 16, 2017


OpenEdition Books

We are delighted to announce that the OpenEdition Scientific Council has approved the Irasec's request to create an online publishing space on the OpenEdition Books platform. Today this platform includes more than 4,000 books in human and social sciences, and more than a half of which are freely accessible. This new partnership, in favor of a science open to all, will considerably improve the visibility, the ability to cite and access to the Irasec publications.

May 3, 2017


Conference at the Bali Tourism Board

On April 26, 2017, the Conference "Coastal areas governance in the context of rapid urbanization and climate change in Southeast Asia" was held in Bali, at the Bali Tourism Board (BTB), with four presentations given by Dr. Christine Cabasset And Dr. Agung Suryawan Wiranatha (Udayana University - UNDP Bali Indonesia), Dr. Vilas Nitivattananon (Asian Institute of Technology - AIT Thailand). The objective of the conference was to disseminate the first results of the research program of the same name selected at the beginning of 2016 for two years by the Regional Forum on Climate Change (RFCC, AIT Thailand).

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May 1, 2017


CCSCS workshop: cultural intimacy

Wednesday, 29 April 2017 – 9.00/16.00

PhD Programme Meeting Room
4th Floor, Faculty of Social Administration Building
Thammasat University, Tha Prachan

Stéphane Rennesson will participate to a workshop that will discuss the concept of Cultural Intimacy coined by Professor Michael Herzfeld's (Department of Anthropology, Harvard University) in his presence. The workshop organised by the Faculty of Sociology and Anthroplogy of Thammasat University and the Center for Contemporary Social and Cultural Studies will also feature Dr Pinkaew Laungaramsri (Department of Sociology and Anthropology, Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Chiang Mai), Edoardo Siani (PhD student, Department of Anthropology and Sociology, SOAS, University of London), Vipas Prachyaporn (PhD student, Department of Anthropology, Harvard University).


More information.

April 24, 2017

Coastal Areas Governance in the Context of Rapid Tourism Urbanization and Climate Change in Southeast Asia

Wednesday, 26 April 2017 - 14.00 / 17.00
Bali Tourism Board, Meeting Room, 2nd Floor
Jalan Raya Puputan No. 41, Renon - Denpasar 80235


Dr. Christine Cabasset will participate to the half day Seminar on coastal areas governance in the context of rapid tourism urbanization and climate change in Southeast Asia, Dr. Vilas Nitivattananon (AIT), and Dr. Agung Suryawan Wiranatha (UNUD).

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April 19, 2017


Royal University of Fine Arts in Phnom Penh

Visit of the Royal University of Fine Arts (RUFA), with which Irasec signed a MoU in 2016.

Claire Tran, director of Irasec and Anne Guillou, anthropologist CNRS Irasec (Phnom Penh) meets the rector, Dr BONG Sovath on 5 April 2017: discussions on the participation of RUFA students in the organized workshop By Irasec and the University of Chiang Mai in November 2017 "Societies and Environments" with Philippe Descola (chair of anthropology of nature, Collège de France).

April 10, 2017


Meeting with the French Ambassador to Cambodia

On April 5, 2017, Claire Tran, director of the Irasec and Anne Yvonne Guillou, Irasec researcher based in Phnom Penh, met Jean-Claude Poimbeuf, the French ambassador to Cambodia.

The Irasec's activities in the region, and particularly in Cambodia, were discussed. A copy of Asie du Sud Est 2017 - Bilan, enjeux et perspectives, the flagship publication now in its 10th year, was presented to the Ambassador on this occasion.

April 5, 2017

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