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Southeast Asian Studies Lecture

September 9 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

“Archaeological Explorations of ‘Viet’ Origins: A Personal Journey”

Nam King
Professor of Anthopology

Friday September 9, 2022
12:00-1:30 PM
Ingraham Hall Room 206

The discipline of archaeology in present-day Vietnam has an interesting and deep history, one marked by alternating backdrops of political stability, social upheaval, and nationalistic agendas. Past and present Vietnamese researchers have been interested in a material record (dating back millennia) to consider the underpinnings of an ancient “Viet” civilization, and how landscapes, relics, and sites fit into a larger tapestry of history – both ancient and recent. Not surprisingly, these material remains have also been incorporated into modern notions of identity and projects aimed at cultural preservation. This lecture considers these themes while also highlighting my own personal engagement with archaeological research as an individual of Vietnamese ancestry.

Sponsored by Center for Southeast Asian Studies



September 9
12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
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