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The Multiple Manifestations of Hindu-Buddhist Gods: Angkor and the Dynamics of Art History


“The Multiple Manifestations of Hindu-Buddhist Gods: Angkor and the Dynamics of Art History” was a Collaborative Workshop with Drs Ang Choulean, Eric Bourdonneau and Grégory Mikaelian  at the Centre of South East Asian Studies, SOAS University of London on 20 June 2018.

The recording of the workshop is available on YouTube. You can also watch it on this page, below. Learn more about the event here.

The Multiple Manifestations of Hindu-Buddhist Gods | SOAS University of London

“The Multiple Manifestations of Hindu-Buddhist Gods: Angkor and the Dynamics of Art History” was a Collaborative Workshop with Drs Ang Choulean, Eric Bourdonneau and Grégory Mikaelian at the Centre of South East Asian Studies, SOAS University of London on 20 June 2018.

About the Talk

How does art serve to sustain cultural dynamics over centuries? How is it caught, transformed and carried by forces more powerful than any given work? What has driven the staying power of Indic gods in Southeast Asian contexts? Through close consideration of particular works of art and image types, along with the evolving architectural, textual and ritual contexts in which these are embedded, this workshop will examine the work of art in long-term historical processes. If Angkor is our point of departure and return, it repeatedly propels us beyond its apparent temporal and spatial limits.

About the Speakers

Chair

Ashley Thompson, Hiram W Woodward Chair in Southeast Asian Art, Department of the History of Art and Archaeology, SOAS

Respondents

Conan Cheong, MA Candidate in the Department of History of Art and Archaeology, SOAS

Penny Edwards, Associate Professor, Department of South & Southeast Asian Studies, University of California, Berkeley

Vasudha Narayanan, Distinguished Professor, Department of Religion, University of Florida