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Mapping the memory

International symposium

12-13 January 2016

Royal University of Fine Arts
Bophana Center
Phnom Penh


Following the symposium "Images of Cambodia: myths, history and memory" organized at the Archives Nationales in Paris in April 2015, and academic discussions between the University Paris 8 and Cambodian institutions, the events of Phnom Peng, Battabang and Siem Reap aim to think repressed history and its consequences in a historical, anthropological and aesthetic prospect.


The symposium aims to analyze the issues of a repressed History, but also to understand today’s collective memory processes and the way cultural and social transmissions of a collective trauma related to the tragedies of History are carried out. Several research lines are chosen: the role of images and archives in the historical understanding of the past; the memory of places and territories; the emerging artistic scene and especially the ways to seize a haunting past.

Labex Arts-H2H

The Laboratory of Excellence in Arts and Human Mediations is part of the “Investments for the future” program since 2011. As part of this program, its members conduct research following three main lines: situations, technologies, hybridization.

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