Some more news about the Bihar Angkor Wat that will probably unsettle many Cambodians, the Bihar Mahavir Mandir Trust, which is overseeing the project announced that the temple will be increased from 222 feet at the sides to 360 feet!
The state of Sarawak is setting up a special budget to help document the relics and history of World War II in the state, particularly in the interior where access can be a problem. However, the article makes it sound as if the senior citizens are the ones being called the relics!
If you missed it the first time around, Dr Leedom Lefferts will be presenting Louise Cort’s and his joint paper about the production of ceramics in mainland Southeast Asia in the middle of next month at the Institute of Southeast Asian Studies in Singapore.
Pots and How They Are Made in Southeast Asia
Dr Leedom Lefferts
Senior Research Fellow, Asian Civilisations Museum, Singapore
Date: Friday, 13 April 2012
Time: 4.00 pm – 5.30 pm
Venue: ISEAS Seminar Room II
Registration: Email firstname.lastname@example.org
his year’s lecture, tentatively entitled “Art of Angkor: Monuments and their Dating”, will be given by Prof. Kwa Chong Guan, author of the book, 700 years of Singapore History.
The lecture begins with William Willetts’ interest in Angkor monuments. The lecture proceeds to discuss the challenges of dating the Angkor monuments and how the art historian Philip Stern developed a “method” of attempting it in the late 1920’s, which later influenced a whole generation of French scholars – P Dupont, J Bosselier, M Bernstein, among others – down to today. The talk will broadly cover the wider issue of dating art by its style and not get too technical on art history methodologies and Angkor art.
Summary of lecture
The lecture begins with William Willetts’ interest in Angkor monuments. The lecture proceeds to discuss the challenges of dating the Angkor monuments and how the art historian Philip Stern developed a “method” of attempting it in the late 1920’s, which later influenced a whole generation of French scholars – P. Dupont, J. Bosselier, M. Bernstein, among others – down to today. The talk will broadly cover the wider issue of dating art by its style and not get too technical on art history methodologies and Angkor art. A more developed lecture will be delivered to archaeology students of the Nalanda-Sriwijaya Centre’s Archaeological Unit who are currently doing a field trip in Siem Reap, Cambodia.
Readers in Perth may be interested in this seminar held at the University of Western Australia.
Maritime History and Archaeology: What can these subjects reveal? A Philippine Case Study
Jennifer Craig, Oxford Centre for Maritime Archaeology, University of Oxford
When: 3-4pm, Thursday 29 March
Where: University of Western Australia, Social Sciences Lecture Room 1 (G28)
What is meant by ‘maritime’ archaeology and history? What materials might someone conducting this line of research consider? ‘Maritime’ in this sense points to research and analysis conducted on material culture with a view from sea to land. The Philippines is an archipelago of over 7000 islands and is geographically located at the nexus of two great seas – the Indian and Pacific Oceans. Multiple cultural groups lived on the land and waters of the archipelago for millennia. This work is focused on the Historical Period (10th to 19th centuries).
Jennifer Craig has developed two research projects on how to analyse maritime material culture available on the cultural groups, the ideas are complimentary but separate. One will investigate past sailors’ cognitive awareness of space and initial findings of common elements between different cultural groups’ navigation tools. The second project involves the typological analysis of beads archaeologically recovered from shipwrecks of the Philippine waters dated intermittently across the Historic Period. This presentation will also share information on the resources available at the University of Oxford, the meaning of keywords, and an overview of the Ms Craig’s current research.