- Tracing Patterns of Textiles in Ancient Java (8th-15th century)
Dr Sandra Sardjono (Tracing Patterns Foundation)
The lecture provides an overview of the repertoire of textile-related patterns found on Ancient Javanese art and architecture, dated from 8th-15th century.
- When Pots Whisper: Ceramics, Society, and Life in a Medieval Burmese Palace
Goh Geok Yian
This presentation provides an update on research at Bagan with a focus on a project the author and her co-investigators have been undertaking since 2014. In the long term, this research should expand to provide important insights into medieval Burmese urbanism.
- The Materiality of Writing in Premodern Java
Wayan Jarrah Sastrawan (University of Sydney)
The objects of study in this seminar are premodern texts from Java, written between the 9th and 17th centuries.
- River Road to Angkor: Human Ecodynamics of a Tropical River Basin
Veronica Walker Vadillo (University of Helsinki)
Veronica Walker Vadillo will discuss how Angkor’s fluvial culture points to political and cosmological responses to the amphibious landscape they inhabited, and provided the kings of Angkor with a religious framework with which they exerted control over the river network and the people living in and around it.