Friday, April 12, 2013

Archaeology Field School in Singapore and Cambodia

The Nalanda-Sriwijaya Centre (NSC) Institute of Southeast Asian Studies (ISEAS), Singapore, is pleased to announce the 2nd NSC Archaeology Field School from the 30th May to 17th June 2013. Our first field school began in 2012 with support from the Republic of Singapore's Ministry of
Foreign Affairs as a way to contribute to an increased understanding of the ancient and intimate links that have connected Asian countries, and to emphasize the history of intra-Asian interactions over the past 2,000 years.

We are seeking students interested in pursuing a three-week intensive program of study in Singapore and Cambodia. The Field School will include lectures, archaeological laboratory analysis, as well as visits to archaeological sites and museums. Lodging and travel subsidies will be provided.* Applicants for the program should be enrolled in a postgraduate program or be in their final year of undergraduate study.

Preferred fields of specialization include archaeology, history, and art history. An important criteria is that the applicants must be citizens of East Asia Summit (EAS) countries. The 18 East Asia Summit countries are: Australia, Brunei, Cambodia, China, India, Indonesia, Japan, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, New Zealand, Philippines, Russia, Singapore, South Korea, Thailand, United States, and Vietnam.

For the 2013 session, participants will have a chance to participate in the excavation of the Cheung Ek site, near the capital city of Phnom Penh, Cambodia. The area has thus far revealed an initial settlement date around 300B.C., along with a large concentration of 5th-7th century
kilns, and a 10th c. circular earthwork.

For more information and to download the application form, visit:

Completed applications must be received by 5PM (Singapore GMT+8) 1st May, 2013. All successful applicants will be notified by e-mail by 7th May, 2013.

* Depending on country of origin, successful applications will be awarded a travel stipend of up to SIN$1,000 (approx. US$800); plus a modest insurance and visa allowance. Air travel between Singapore and Cambodia will be provided. Full lodging and board will be also provided.
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