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Six@Six Lecture Series- Ceramic Traditions of Southeast Asia
Behringer-Crawford Museum
Covington, KY
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Thursday Sep 26, 2013 6:00 PM - Thursday Sep 26, 2013 7:30 PM | Free - $6.00


Six@Six Lecture Series- Ceramic Traditions of Southeast Asia
Thursday, September 26, 2013  6:00 p.m.
Behringer-Crawford Museum
Ceramic Traditions of Southeast Asia: People, Community and Pottery
Presenter:  Judy Voelker, associate professor of anthropology
Department of Sociology, Anthropology and Philosophy

Lecture Description
Southeast Asia has long captured our imagination. This is the land of Angkor's temples lost in the jungle and of complex bas reliefs depicting everyday life long before National Geographic or Instagram came along.
But as much as those archaeological marvels tell the region's story, so does its pottery  used, as it was, for storage, cooking and even burial. Using Henri Mouhot's journeys in the mid-19th century, Judy Voelker will guide you through Southeast Asia's ceramic traditions. Indiana Jones fans, eat your hearts out.

Judy Voelker, associate professor of anthropology
Department of Sociology, Anthropology and Philosophy

In addition to teaching, Judy Voelker is director of NKU's Museum of Anthropology. Her research interests include ceramic production and technology as well as prehistoric trade in Southeast Asia.  She a co-principal investigator on the Thailand Archaeometallurgy Project. Her  grants include a Fulbright Fellowship and funding from the American Council of Learned Societies, the Luce Foundation, and ASIANetwork.  Judy serves on the governing board of the Kentucky Academy of Sciences.

Six@Six- Beyond the Lectures
Extend your experience outside of the lecture hall with these exciting opportunities!

Museum Exhibit
Excavating the Past, Reflections on the Present in Southeast Asia: People, Pottery and Community

Exhibit open from September 20 through October 7 at the Behringer-Crawford Museum

This exhibit provides a window into another culture and their traditions by using ceramic objects and tools associated with pottery manufacture, as well as images illustrating scenes of daily life in rural Southeast Asia. The exhibit portrays rich and varied traditions as well as the cultural continuity experienced in this region from prehistory to the present.

Hands-On Pottery Workshop
Art, Archaeology, and Ancient Technologies: Earthenware Pottery Workshop

Coming in Spring 2014

This workshop is a unique opportunity for cross-cultural examination of pottery manufacture in prehistory. Participants will learn how Ft. Ancient peoples in our region made utilitarian, everyday pottery and compare/contrast these techniques with those potters from Southeast Asia who used paddles and anvils to form earthenware vessels.

Sponsored by Baker Hunt Art & Cultural Center, Behringer Crawford Museum, NKU Museum of Anthropology, and NKU Scripps Howard Center for Civic Engagement.

Call 859-572-7847 or email to stay informed about this opportunity.



Behringer-Crawford Museum
1600 Montague Road
Covington, KY 41011-5648
United States

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Dog Friendly: No
Non-Smoking: Yes!
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!