Event — IIAS lecture

The southern states of Champa in central Vietnam: An archaeological journey

Public lecture presented by:

Dr. William A. Southworth (Affiliated Fellow at the IIAS)

Tuesday, 20 September 2005
Leiden University
Building 1103, Nonnensteeg 1-3, Room 329
15.15 – 16.45 hrs.

This lecture will present some of the results of an archaeological field trip sponsored by the British Academy of London through the southern provinces of central Vietnam in the summer of 2004. The presentation will focus on the surviving architecture, sculpture and epigraphy of the Champa culture, which remained dominant in this region until the beginning of the 19th century. In particular, the lecture will concentrate on the region around the modern towns of Nha Trang and Phan Rang, and will look at some of the geographic reasons for the emergence of the early kingdoms of Kauthara and Panduranga in this area during the 8th and 9th centuries AD.

International Institute for Asian Studies
Ms. Amis Boersma
071-527 4159