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March 26, 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

CSDS-IRASEC Academic Seminar 2016-2017

Web of relations in the Moken’s world

Web of relations:
the way of giving, taking and reciprocating in the Moken’s world

Friday, April 28th, 2017 – 14h30 / 16h30
Alumni Meeting Room, 12th Floor,
Faculty of Political Science, Chulalongkorn University

Narumon Arunotai (Research Unit on Cultural Dynamics and Ethnicity, Social Research Institute, Chulalongkorn University) will go on with the lecture series of the academic seminar with a session about the web of relations in the Moken’s world.

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March 30, 2017

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