Initiatives > Cambodia
Information on the University's extensive library holdings for Cambodia is available here.
The University offers basic, intermediate and advanced instruction in the Khmer language and offers an intensive Advanced Study of Khmer Program (a.k.a., ASK) each year in Phnom Penh, Cambodia.
Professor Chhany Sak-Humphry at the University of Hawaii also offers distance learning in Khmer for students at all levels - including community, professional, non-professional and non-UH students. More information on distance learning is available here and here.
The Cambodian Students of Aloha represent the Khmer students at the University of Hawaii.
Lower Mekong Archaeological Project
Over the Summer of 2009, the Lower Mekong Archaeological Project (LOMAP), which has been ongoing since 1996, completed another season of field research in Cambodia. LOMAP is co-directed by Dr. Miriam Stark (UH Dept. of Anthropology) and H.E. Chuch Phoeurn (Ministry of Culture, Cambodia). UH Anthropology graduate students Heng Piphal, Rachel Hoerman, and Shawn Fehrenbach participated in this project. Other participants included Alison Carter (graduate student at UW- Madison), Chan Sovichetra and Phan Nady (Ministry of Culture, Cambodia), and other student participants from the Royal University of Fine Arts. During the 2009 field season, LOMAP members concentrated efforts on ground-truthing a methodology of identifying archaeological sites through analysis of aerial and satellite imagery. The season was funded by a NASA Space Archaeology grant.
The web gallery is a collection of personal images shot by the crew members of the LOMAP 2009 field season.
This project goes hand-in-hand with other international multi-disciplinary research programs in archeology, cultural anthropology, medical anthropology, geography, art history, historic preservation, Khmer linguistics, and environmental studies at the University of Hawaii.