A roundup of news while I was away at the EurASEAA conference in Dublin:
From the Asian Civilisations Museum:
Applications are now open for the Asian Civilisations Museum Research Fellowship for 2013-14. The research themes for the upcoming term are Peranakan material culture, Christianity in Asia (up to 1800), or areas related to the museum’s collections in general, including Buddhist studies.
For more information about the fellowship and how to apply, please visit http://acm.org.sg/research/research_fellowship.asp. Applications close on 1 January 2013.
This week I will be in Dublin, attending the 14th Conference of the European Association of Southeast Asian Archaeologists. I won’t be able to update much news for this week, but you can follow my tweets from the conference on Twitter:
Vietnamese archaeologists report the discovery of stone tools in Ha Giang province – but more notably, painted rock art! I believe this might be the first instance of painted rock art reported in Vietnam.
Ancient farm tools help dig up the past [Link no longer active]
Viet Nam News, 11 Sep 2012
Continue reading “Rock art found in Vietnam”
Police are trying to stop the looting of a shipwreck found off the coast of Vietnam’s Quang Ngai province. No details on how successful they have been, since locals have been reportedly flocking to the scene.
>Police to stop theft of shipwreck antiques [Link no longer active]
Viet Nam News, 11 Sep 2012
Continue reading “Police rush to prevent looting of 15th century shipwreck”
Malacca’s chief minister announces plans to set up an archaeological institute to help with the conservation and restoration of artefacts.
Ali Rustam eyes archaeology institute for Malacca [Link no longer active]
Bernama, via The Malaysian Insider, 10 Sep 2012
Continue reading “Malacca mulls plans for an archaeology institute”
A couple of weeks ago I gave a presentation about the rock art of Southeast Asia at the Institute of Southeast Asian Studies, where I am based for most of this year. My colleagues at the the Nalanda-Sriwijaya Centre’s Archaeology Unit made a recording of the lecture and have uploaded it on Youtube:
The Thai city of Sukhothai was reportedly flooded under a metre of water yesterday after a river bank collapsed, but the ancient city was reported unaffected.
Floods hit Sukhothai [Link no longer active]
TTR Weekly, 11 Sep 2012
Sukhothai floods as levees break
Bangkok Post, 11 Sep 2012
Continue reading “Modern Sukhothai flooded, ancient city still safe”
Vietnamese archaeologists report the discovery of palaeolithic stone tools from Ha Giang Province, in northeast Vietnam.
Archaelogists find traces of early humans in Ha Giang [Link no longer active]
Viet Nam News, 06 Sep 2012
Continue reading “Palaeolithic tools found in northeast Vietnam”
Cambodia and Unesco sign an agreement to continue safeguarding Angkor Wat, with the next phase of funding and work to go towards the restoration works at the moat area.