SOAS University of London

The Southeast Asian Art Academic Programme


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  • Maritime Trade and Shipwrecks: Recent Discoveries from Vietnam and Central Thailand
  • Abhirada Komoot (PhD Candidate, University of Western Australia) and Do Truong Giang (Vietnam Academy of Social Sciences)
  • Abhirada Komoot will discuss The Phanom-Surin Shipwreck and Cultural Exchange between Mainland Southeast Asia and the wider Indian Ocean World, and Do Truong Giang will talk about Champa’s Long-distance Cultural Exchange: A View from Maritime Archaeology and History.


  • Angkor Wat, Cambodia: A Transcultural History of Heritage?
  • Michael Falser (Heidelberg University/Technical University of Munich)
  • Michael Falser will take you on a journey, one that will give you the chance to see some of the results of his recent monograph Angkor Wat. A Transcultural History of Heritage (DeGruyter, Berlin 2020), which traced the multiple lives of Angkor Wat over a 150-year-long period from the 1860s to the 2010s, and presented for the first time a kind of visual anthology of the temple with more than 1,400 historic photographs, architectural plans and samples of public media.