The Treatise on the Three Worlds was written in the middle of the 14th century. To the Thais it served as the guide to the cosmos for 500 years. 'Cosmic maps' were drawn, some of them of great beauty. In this lecture Professor Terwiel explains the Thai traditional worldview and the symbolism in illustrations from the oldest preserved manuscripts in relation to Buddhist philosophy.
Date: Friday 17 February 2017 Time: 3pm to 5pm Venue: The Conference Room (opposite the Blackfriar Building Reception), ACU Canberra Campus, 223 Antill Street, Watson ACT.
This event is also available via video-conference to other ACU campuses:
Strathfield: Room C2.31 North Sydney: TWH Room 12.22 Melbourne: Room 5.30, 250 Victoria Parade Brisbane: Room TC.19
Please ensure you dial in with meeting ID: 6133920 (Polycom Meeting System)
Registration: All attendees (in person and via video-conference) are requested to register attendance online by Friday 10 February 2017.
About Professor Barend Jan Terwiel
Professor Terwiel retired in 2007 from the Chair of Thai and Lao Languages and Literatures, Hamburg University. He has written extensively on Thai history and society, including Monks and Magic (1975; reissued 2012), "Siam" Ten Ways to look at Thailand's Past (2012) and Thailand's Political History, From the 13th Century to Recent Times (2011).
About the ACU Luminaries Series
Throughout the year, the Faculty of Theology and Philosophy hosts public events with internationally acclaimed scholars and experts. Our public lectures, seminars, short courses, workshops and research colloquia explore how social, cultural, political and religious issues impact how we understand our world.