Public Lecture: Image & Reality

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If you’re in Canberra, Australia next week:

Public Lecture: Image & Reality

The talk will discuss the presentation of daily life in bas-reliefs on the outer walls of two 12th/13th century temples in Cambodia: the Bayon at Angkor and its rural twin, Banteay Chhmar, in north-west Cambodia.

Dr. Aedeen Cremin will try to relate the scenes to the archaeological material discovered over the past century, and also consider the purpose and scope of the images. How realistic were they? Who were they for? Did they serve a religious purpose, or a political one, or both?

This talk will also draw attention to the 5000 photographs of temples of Cambodia, Java and S. Vietnam, now in the National Library of Australia’s Coffin Collection.

This lecture is part of the 2007 Public Lecture Series presented by the Canberra Archaeological Society. It is proudly sponsored by the School of Archaeology & Anthropology, ANU College of Arts and Social Sciences.

Speaker/Host: Dr. Aedeen Cremin
Venue: Manning Clark Centre: Theatre 6
Date: Wednesday, 15 August 2007
Time: 7:30 PM – 9:00 PM
Enquiries: Katarina Boljkovac on 0432 344 933, Stephanie Hill