Symposium on Before Siam: New Research in Art and Archaeology

Before Siam by Revire and Murphy (eds), River Books

The Siam Society in Bangkok will host a symposium on the new book Before Siam: Essays in Art and Archaeology at the end of the month. The event is free, but registration is required.

Before Siam by Revire and Murphy (eds), River Books
Before Siam by Revire and Murphy (eds), River Books

Symposium on Before Siam: New Research in Art and Archaeology
Date: Saturday June 28, 2014
Time: 1-5pm
Place: The Siam Society (Auditorium), Bangkok

List of Presentations and Speakers:

13.15: Opening Remarks

13.30: Dr Trongjai Hutangkura (Sirindhorn Anthropology Centre, Bangkok)
“Reconsidering the Palaeo-shoreline in the Lower Central Plain of Thailand”

14.00: Cpt Boonyarit Chaisuwan (Fine Arts Department, Kanchanaburi)
“The Development of Coastal Polities in the Upper Thai-Malay Peninsula”

14.30: Dr Thanik Lertcharnrit (Silpakorn University, Bangkok)
“Phromthin Tai: An Archaeological Perspective on Its Societal Transition”

15.30: Dr Wannasarn Noonsuk (Walailak University, Nakhon Si Thammarat)
“Early Brahmanical Vestiges in Pattani and Nakhon Si Thammarat provinces”

16.00: Mr Nicolas Revire (Thammasat University, Bangkok)
“Glimpses of Buddhism before Siam”

16.30: Dr Stephen A. Murphy (Asian Civilisations Museum, Singapore)
“Sema Stones in Lower Myanmar and Northeast Thailand: A Comparison”

17.00: Closing Remarks & Reception

RSVP: info@siam-society.org or Tel. 02-661-6470-7

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Author: Noel Tan

Dr Noel Hidalgo Tan is the Senior Specialist in Archaeology at SEAMEO-SPAFA, the Southeast Asian Regional Centre for Archaelogy and Fine Arts.

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