Angkor (c. 9th-15th century): People, Monument, City, and Statecraft
TEMASEK HISTORY RESEARCH CENTRE
ARCHAEOLOGY AND ART HISTORY OF SOUTHEAST ASIA PROGRAMME WEBINAR
About the webinar
This talk (re)introduces the Angkor civilisation from its formation in the 9th century to its political collapse in the 15th century based on recent archaeological research. Angkor was one of the largest empires to ever rule a large portion of Mainland Southeast Asia. Much is known about its cult of “god-king”, political successions, great monuments, and religions. This talk will focus on the city of Angkor, urban infrastructure (monuments, water management structures, roads, etc.) and its associated social aspects, the people who lived there, and most importantly, the relationship with its provincial centers.
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About the Speaker
Dr Heng Piphal is a postdoctoral fellow/graduate faculty scholar at the Center for Southeast Asian Studies and Department of Anthropology, Northern Illinois University. He received his PhD degree in Anthropology from the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa (where he is currently an affiliate graduate faculty). Heng’s archaeological research interests include religious change, urbanism, settlement patterns, landscape, political economy, sociopolitical organisational shift, and heritage studies. He is also interested in the intersection between heritage management, collaborative/public archaeology, knowledge production, and urban development. His current project explores the transformation of urban and rural settlements in response to the demographic and political changes that took place with the adoption of Theravada Buddhism in Angkor (14th-18th century Cambodia).
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