Second Conference: Cambodia and World History/World History and Cambodia

Second Conference: Cambodia and World History/World History and Cambodia

Organizer
Marc Jason Gilbert, Hawaii Pacific University
Location
Phnom Phen
Country
Cambodia
From - Until
03.01.2010 - 04.01.2001
By
Gilbert, Marc Jason

The first symposium, held in January 2009, attracted scholars from Britain, Thailand, and the United States who engaged in lively discussions with their counterparts at Pannasastra University and the Royal University of Cambodia.

This year's program will similarly be devoted to generating dialog among scholars within and outside of Cambodia about Cambodia's place in World History. It also seeks to stimulate discussion of world history methodology and those world history processes that have application to the Cambodian past. Further, it will examine the possible role world history can play in framing pre- and post-conflict Cambodian history and thus aid in the development of Cambodia's educational establishment at all levels of instruction.

Among the topics that may be addressed at the symposium are: the nature of world history; the processes of indigenization; localization, and syncretism in Cambodian history; the decline and fall of classical societies; Diaspora and gender studies; the colonial experience; nationalism; post-conflict studies; trade, religion and culture in Cambodia, regional questions in global perspective; borderlands; regionalism and regional diplomatic relations; investment, tourism and resource management issues; the environment; comparative genocide; and models for World History and global studies in Cambodia both in terms of scholarship and instruction. These topics are examples only and should not be taken to exclude proposals on other topics.

A working dinner meeting will be held on Sunday, January 3, with an all-day conference on Monday, January 4, which will follow an all-plenary roundtable format, with all participants attending consecutive sessions held throughout the day (with a break for lunch), followed by a working farewell dinner. The sessions will be organized around topically grouped presentations limited to 10-15 minutes each to encourage discussion. It is not expected that formal papers will be read. These presentations can, however, form the basis for publication in a contemplated volume or as part of a forum or individual articles in the journal World History Connected.

The symposium is sponsored by Teachers Across Borders, Inc. (TAB), a non-profit international educational organization. The conference serves as the first of a series of TAB annual activities in Cambodia designed to further Cambodia's national educational goals.

The program chair is Professor Marc Jason Gilbert, National Endowment for the Humanities Endowed Chair in World History, College of Humanities and Social Sciences, Hawaii Pacific University.

Programm

JANUARY 3, 2010

Working Dinner: 6:00-9:00 P.M. Goldiana Hotel Attendees will meet in the lobby of the Goldiana Hotel, Phnom Penh at 6:00 pm for transport to restaurant for Conference Working Dinner. The Goldiana Hotel is located at #10+12, St. 282, Sangkat Boeung Keng Kang I, Khan Chamkarmon, Phnom Penh, CAMBODIA. Tel/Fax: (855-23) 219 558. Web
site: www.goldiana.com

JANUARY 4, 2010
Participants will gather in the lobby of the Goldiana Hotel at 8:30 a.m. for transportation to the nearby to the South Campus of Pannasastra University located at No. 184, Maha Vithei Preah Norodom (South of Independence Monument),Tel: 855-23-990-153, 855-23-427-916, Tel/Fax: 855-23-218-909, Email: info@puc.edu.k.

Others may go directly to the South Campus and inquire for meeting rooms at the office at the top right of the central staircase.

WELCOME AND INTRODUCTION: 9:00-9: 15 A.M.

Welcome by Sam Ang Sam, Dean of Liberal Arts, Pannasastra University of Cambodia

Introduction: World History and Cambodia, Professor Marc Jason Gilbert, Hawaii Pacific University

SESSION 1 -- 9: 15-11: 15 [TIMES APPROXIMATE]

BUILDING A WORLD HISTORY CURRICULUM FOR CAMBODIA

1. Report on the National History Curriculum of Cambodia Laura Summers, University of Hull

2. The World and Two Very Small Places in Southeast Asia: Using Cambodia and East Timor in to Teach Post-Colonial Conflict in World History Michael G. Vann, Sacramento State University

3. The Khmer Empire in Comparative Perspective Richard Effland and Shereen Lerner, Mesa Community College

4. Classroom Challenges in Teaching
Cambodian History in World History Courses Ilicia Sprey, Saint Joseph's College (Indiana)

SESSION 2 -- 11: 15-12: 30
SUSTAINABILITY, THE ENVIRONMENT AND CORPORATE RESPONSIBILITY

1. Sustainable Ecotourism in the Tonle Sap, Youn Rattana Ubon Rajatanee University, Thailand, Michel Plaisent, University of Quebec in Montreal, Canada Prosper Bernard, University of Quebec in Montreal, Canada

2. Wildlife Conservation in Cambodia - A Global Perspective, Eric A. Strahorn, Florida Gulf Coast University

3. Multinational Corporations and Social Responsibility in Southeast Asia:
Implications for Cambodia, Robert Hanlon, City University of Hong Kong

4. Cambodia: From Cold War Battlefield to Economic Miracle, Benny Widyono, University Connecticut

LUNCH -- 12:30 -2: 15

SESSION 3 -- 2:15-3:45 P.M.

SPACE, PLACE, AND IDENTITY IN CAMBODIAN HISTORY

1. Secondary and Primary Urbanization and Networked Relationships in Angkor, Cambodia in the Reign of Jayavarman VII, Kenneth R. Hall, Professor of History, Ball State University,

2. Battembang and Phnom Penh in World History Context, Tom Mounkhall, New York State University at New Paultz

3. Living Memory/Living Absence: Memory and Cambodian American Selfhood Through the Work of Artist Anida Yoeu Esguerra, Cathy J. Schlund-Vials, University of Connecticut Storrs

4. Ethics of Nationalism: Just Pride, Just Cause, or Just Wrong?
Chanroeun Pa, Australian National University

SESSION 4 -- 3:45- 5:15 P.M.
GLOBAL CONNECTIONS AND "MODERNITY"

1. Picturing a New Cambodian Medicine: Images in the Revue Mico-Chirurgicale de l'Hital de l'AmitiKhmo-Soviique, Jenna Grant, University of Iowa

2. Artist Dinh Q. Land Pol Pot's Legacy, Megan C. McShane, Florida Gulf Coast University

3. Vladimir Bodiansky in the Development of the New Khmer Architecture,
Brad Walters, Columbia University

4. Siem Reap, a Town reshaped by Tourism Investments, Ade Esposito, Ecole Nationale Supieure d'Architecture de Paris-Belleville

SESSION 5--5: 15 - 5: 45 P.M.
WORLD HISTORY AND CAMBODIA, THE WAY FORWARD

Sam Ang Sam, Dean of Liberal Arts, Pannasastra University of Cambodia Sotheara Vong, Deputy Head of History Department, Royal University of Phnom Penh
Henri Lucard, Royal University of Phnom Penh Marc Jason Gilbert, Hawaii Pacific University Deborah Smith Johnson, Lakeside School, Seattle, USA
James Primm, Hawaii Pacific University Tey U, Tofi Mika, and Theodore Jaquith, Honolulu Hawaii, USA

DEPARTURE AND DINNER
Participants will be transported back to the Goldiana Hotel to relax and freshen up for a dinner nearby.

Contact (announcement)

Marc Jason Gilbert
Hawaii Pacific University
1188 Fort Street Mall
Honolulu, Hawaii 96813
Phone: 808-544-1169
E-mail: mgilbert@hpu.edu


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