The Art and Archaeology of Angkor Wat

November 13, 2018 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

The Art and Archaeology of Angkor Wat
Tuesday, November 13 | 12pm to 1pm
Drs. Robyn Cutright and Danielle La Londe
$13 at the door

Angkor Wat is one of the great architectural and religious marvels of the world. Located in modern-day Cambodia, the site was built at the peak of the Khmer empire’s might and influence. Moreover, this vast temple complex was part of a sophisticated water irrigation and reservoir system that supported the region’s unusually dense population. Drs. Robyn Cutright and Danielle La Londe discuss the archaeology of Angkor Wat and its connection the the temple’s symbolic architecture and decoration. 

Robyn Cutright is the Charles T. Hazelrigg Associate Professor of Anthropology at Centre College. Her research interests include household archaeology, anthropology and archaeology of food and cuisine, complex societies, gender studies, paleoethnobotany, and archaeology of the Andes and coastal Peru.

Danielle La Londe is an assistant professor of Classics at Centre College. She teaches Latin language and literature, and a wide range of courses on classical antiquity, including Pompeii, and the reception of classical antiquity in film, and the first-year humanities sequence. Her research focuses on political thought in Latin poetry of the late republic through the age of Nero.