Ayutthaya: Urban Networks and Global Connections
TEMASEK HISTORY RESEARCH CENTRE
ARCHAEOLOGY AND ART HISTORY OF SOUTHEAST ASIA PROGRAMME WEBINAR
About the webinar
This lecture introduces the audience to the rise of Ayutthaya, from a small city-state to its expansionist heights, decline in the late 18th century, and eventual transition and its roles in shaping contemporary Chao Phaya Delta identity. We will be looking at Ayutthaya’s urban and material culture network, and its spread across the South China Sea and the Indian Ocean. The lecture will also introduce how quasi-international cosmopolitanism in different Ayutthaya cities led to diverse material identities, particularly fine arts and cuisine. It will also explore the much overlooked subject of the Tai-speaking diaspora and its relationship with Ayutthaya as it rose to power and eventually declined.
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About the Speaker
Dr Phacha Phanomvan is a medieval economic historian and archaeologist. She specialises in historical landscape development in Western Mainland Southeast Asia, and contemporary community engagement with heritage economies. She is advisor to several heritage landscape development projects in Thailand, and is researching community resilience against art crime as part of a GCRF funded project.
She is currently a lecturer in Medieval History at the University of Oxford.
This webinar will be delivered online entirely. You can join the webinar at the specified date and time using devices (computer, phone, or tablet) with internet connection.
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