Society of Architectural Historians Offers Field Seminar in Vietnam and Cambodia
Tuesday, March 1, 2016
Posted by: Shannon K. Larson
The Society of Architectural Historians (SAH) Field Seminar Architectural Layers of a Southeast Asian Region will explore the fascinating architectural landscape of Vietnam, focusing in particular on the modern era from the 19th century to today, as well as the spectacular Angkor complex in Cambodia, capital of the Khmer empire from the ninth to fifteenth century.
The tour begins in the millennial city of Hanoi, famous for its Old Quarter and French Quarter, and progresses south to Hue, the imperial capital of the Nguyen Dynasty founded in 1802, then further south to vibrant Ho Chi Minh City (formerly Saigon), home to striking colonial and postcolonial architecture. The tour concludes in Angkor, once the largest pre-industrial city in the world.
Participants will visit a myriad of iconic structures and hidden architectural gems, including the Central Sector of the Imperial Citadel of Thang Long, Cua Bac Church (usually closed to the public), the UNESCO Office in Hanoi (usually closed to the public), La Résidence Hue Hotel, the mausoleums of Hue, the History Museum and Fine Arts Museum in Hue, Angkor Wat and Angkor Thom.
Dates: December 1-13, 2016
Tour Leader: Dr. H. Hazel Hahn, Seattle University
Fellowship Deadline: August 11, 2016
For more information and to view a complete itinerary visit the SAH website: http://www.sah.org/conferences-and-programs/study-programs/vietnam-cambodia-field-seminar?utm_source=vietnam&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Study%20Program