Department of Art History

Department of Art History


The Art History Program includes courses directly associated with culture, particularly through arts. Nowadays, both world and national historical heritage remains have been taken for granted, ruined and lost. Thus, the curriculum intends to train students to value and contribute in preserving the cultural heritage.

Associate Professor Rungroj Thamrungraeng, Ph.D.

B.A. (Art History), First Class Honors, Silpakorn University

M.A. (Art History), Silpakorn University

Ph.D. (Thai Art History), Silpakorn University

Accomplishments

    Researches / Creative works

  • The Role of Sri Lanka as the Buddhist Center and its Influence on the Thai Buddhist Art, 2015 – 2017
  • The Study of Developing Khao-luang Cave and its Related Sites as a Historical, Art and Cultural Learning Resource, 2017-2018.
      Researchers:
    • Rungroj Thamrungraeng, Department of Art History, Faculty of Archeology
    • Achirat Chaiyapotpanit, Department of Art History, Faculty of Archeology
    • Patsaweesiri Preamkulanan, Department of Art History, Faculty of Archeology
  • Textbook/Books/Translations and academic works

  • Ideas, Meanings and Beliefs in Thai Buddhist Art. Bound copy, 2017, 94 pages.
  • Buddha Images. Museum Press, 2017, 200 pages
  • Sacred Sri Lanka in Thai paintings of the Rattanakosin Period. Ruenkaew Printing, 2017, 24 pages
  • The Art of Dvaravati and Srivijaya Period, Ruenkaew Printing, 2017, 14 pages
  • Southeast Asia’s Ancient Architecture. Parbpim Printing, 2017, 13 pages
  • Tracing Relationship of Khmer Architecture, Thai Prang-Styled Stupas and Phra Meru Topped with Tiered Prang-Styled Roofs. Office of the Basic Education Commission, 2017, 18 pages
  • Center - Boundary: Selfness - Otherness through Art History, 2018
  • Khmer Art, Matichon, 2018, 212 pages
      Authors:
    • Rungroj Thamrungraeng, Department of Art History, Faculty of Archeology
    • Santi Pakdeekham
  • Awards and Honors

  • Sema Stones in Dvaravati Art of Northeastern Thailand. Excellent Philosophy Research, National Research Council of Thailand, 2017.

Professor Sakchai Saisingha, Ph.D.

B.A. (Archeology), Second Class Honors, Silpakorn University

M.A. (Art History), Silpakorn University

D.E.A. (en Histoire de l’ art), Université de Paris Sorbonne (Paris IV), France

Doctorat (en Histoire de l’ art et Archéologie), Université de Paris Sorbonne (Paris IV), France

Accomplishments

    Researches / Creative Works

  • Thai Buddha Art in Asian Context, 2017-2018
  • Academic Conferences

  • Phra Somdej Wat Rakhang Amulets: Faith in the past, Commercial Buddhism in the Modern Day. Art History Conference: When Faith Crosses Boundaries and Critics of Art and Culture Overcome Religions, Time and Ethnicities, 30-31 July, 2016.
  • The Mural Painting as a Conveyor of Buddhist Perception: Development of Thai Concept and Beliefs. Painting Diary – Art History Conference on the occasion of Emeritus Professor Dr. Santi Leksukhum’s 72th birthday. Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn Anthropology Centre, Page 7-26, July 29-30, 2017.
  • "Thai Buddha Art : Buddha Images Thailand" : Brilliant Land of The Buddha. Special Exhibition Celebrating 130 years et Amity Japan and Thailand, Kyushu National Museum and Tokyo National Museum Japan, pages 258 – 261, 4 August 2017.
  • Jambupati-Sutra Mural Painting in Wat Pa Huak Temple (Pa Huag): Patterns, Beliefs and the Reflection of Laos Society in Luang Prabang, Isaan through Urban Eyes and Vice Versa. Mural Paintings in the Northeast of Thailand Conference. Meeting Hall 1, Building 1, Udon Thani Rajabhat University, Page 5-26, 17-18 November, 2017.
  • Textbook/Books/Translations and academic works

  • Lopburi after Khmer Culture. Matichon, 2016.
  • Stupas in Thailand: Patterns, Development and the Power of Faith, Muangboran Printing, 2017, 844 pages.
  • Ancient Fine Arts of Sukhothai, Sri Satchanalai, Kampaeng Phet and Phitsanulok. Bound copy, 2017, 175 pages.
  • Awards and Honors

  • The Analysis of Results from Sukhothai’s Archaeological Excavations (during 1977 – 1982), Inscriptions and History for New Academic Trends. Good Research in Humanities and Social Science. Research and Development Institute, Silpakorn University, 2007.
  • The Analysis of Results from Sukhothai’s Archaeological Excavations (during 1977 – 1982), Inscriptions and History for New Academic Trends. Excellent Research in Philosophy. National Research Council of Thailand, 2552.
  • Significant Buddha images and Thai Buddha Art in Thailand. Honorable Mention for non-fiction books. Office of the Basic Education Commission. Ministry of Education, 2012.
  • National Excellent Researcher in Philosophy. National Research Council of Thailand, 2013.
  • Stupas in Thailand: Patterns, Development and the Power of Faith, Honorable Mention for non-fiction books. Office of the Basic Education Commission. Ministry of Education, 2018.

Associate Professor Chedha Tingsanchali, Ph.D.

B.A. (Art History) First Class Honors, Silpakorn University

M.A. (Art History), Silpakorn University

Ph.D. (History of Art), Nation Museum Institute New Delhi, India

Accomplishments

    Researches / Creative Works

  • The Role of Indian Influence on Apparel of Southeast Asian Sculptures (1-year research), 2017-2018.

Associate Professor Praphat Chuvichean, Ph.D.

B.A. (Art History), Silpakorn University

M.A. (Art History), Silpakorn University

Ph.D. (Thai Art History), Silpakorn University

Accomplishments

    Researches / Creative works

  • The Art and Culture of Rayong Repository, 2018.
      Researchers:
    • Kannika Suteerattanapirom, Department of Archeology, Faculty of Archeology
    • Praphatt Chuvichean, Department of Art History, Faculty of Archeology
    • U-tain Wongsathit, Department of Eastern Languages, Faculty of Archeology
    • Sasithron Sinvuttaya, Department of Anthropology, Faculty of Archeology
  • The Survey and Synthesis of Historical and Tourism Data for City Development in Samut Sakhon, 2018-2019.
      Researchers:
    • Suwanchai Sangsuk-Iam
    • Sasithron Sinvuttaya, Department of Anthropology, Faculty of Archeology
    • Achirat Chaiyapotpanit, Department of Art History, Faculty of Archeology
    • Praphat Chuvichean, Department of Art History, Faculty of Archeology
  • Lanchang Art of the Ancient City of Wiang Khuk, Nong Khai, 2018-2019.
  • Academic Journals

  • “Pi Thai: its External Shape and Internal Sound-Producing Structure”, Suriyawathit, Volume 1 Issue 1 (January-December 2017): page 25-30.
  • “Early Ayutthaya Buddha images in Thonburi and hypothesis of early communities in Bangkok”, Muangboran, Volume 43 Issue 4 (October-December 2017): page 48-60.
  • Textbook/Books/Translations and other academic works

  • Ayutthaya Tradition of Temple Building on Royal Cremation Sites: a True Story or a Fairy Tale. Faculty of Arts, Thammasat University, 2017, 15 pages.
  • “Rural Arts of Western Vientiane: Yesterday Hub, today Periphery,” Art history conference collection, Center - Boundary: Selfness - Otherness through Art History, 2018.
  • Ayutthaya Impression in Bangkok: River Inspired Arts, 2018.
  • Awards and Honors

  • The Evidences of Ayutthaya Art Found in Bangkok and the Surrounding Area: An Analysis Based on a Status of “the Southern Estuary Communities” in the Ayutthaya Period. Good research in Humanities and Social Science. Research and Development Institute, Silpakorn University, 2017.

Associate Professor Achirat Chaiyapotpanit, Ph.D.

B.A. (English), Second Class Honors, Chulalongkorn University

M.A. (Art History), Silpakorn University

Ph.D. (Art Studies), Peking University, China

Accomplishments

    Researches / Creative Works

  • Gods in the Chinese Shrines of Bangkok: their Styles, Related Beliefs and Relationship with the Chinese Communities, 2016-2017.
  • The Study of Developing Khao-luang Cave and Its Related Sites as a Historical, Art and Cultural Learning Resource, 2017-2018.
      Researchers:
    • Rungroj Thamrungraeng, Department of Art History, Faculty of Archeology
    • Achirat Chaiyapotpanit, Department of Art History, Faculty of Archeology
    • Patsaweesiri Preamkulanan, Department of Art History, Faculty of Archeology
  • The Survey and Synthesis of Historical and Tourism Data for City Development in Samut Sakhon, 2018-2019.
      Researchers:
    • Suwanchai Sangsuk-Iam
    • Sasithron Sinvuttaya, Department of Anthropology, Faculty of Archeology
    • Achirat Chaiyapotpanit, Department of Art History, Faculty of Archeology
    • Praphat Chuvichean, Department of Art History, Faculty of Archeology
  • Textbook/Books/Translations and other academic works

  • Hundreds of Stories from the Forbidden City. Silpawattanatham, 2017, 320 pages.
      Authors:
    • Achirat Chaiyapotpanit, Department of Art History, Faculty of Archeology
    • Chan Thanaprakop
  • Ancient architecture in Vietnam. Parbpim Printing, 2017, 20 pages
      Authors:
    • Achirat Chaiyapotpanit, Department of Art History, Faculty of Archeology
    • Kawit Tangcharatwong, Department of Art History, Faculty of Archeology
  • The Usage of Perspective and Chiaroscuro Technique in the Murals of Early Rattanakosin Period. Ruenkaew Printing, 2017, 16 pages
  • Chinese shrines in Bangkok. Matichon, 2018, 264 pages
  • “Acarayalokesvara: the​ sacred​ god of​ Nanzhao & Dali and​ its​ art​ inspiration from​ the outside, from Art history conference proceedings, Center - Boundary: Selfness - Otherness through Art History, 2018.
  • Awards and Honors

  • Architecture in the 19th-20th century Chinese shrines of Bangkok: a reflection of the Chinese in the Rattanakosin-period Bangkok. Excellent research in Humanities and Social Science. Research and Development Institute, Silpakorn University, 2017.
  • Chinese shrines architecture and its reflection of the Chinese in the Rattanakosin-period Bangkok. Very good research in Philosophy. National Research Council of Thailand, 2017.

Assistant Professor Patsaweesiri Preamkulanan, Ph.D.

B.A. (Art History), Second Class Honors, Silpakorn University

M.A. (Art History), Silpakorn University

Ph.D. (Thai Art History), Silpakorn University

Accomplishments

    Researches / Creative works

  • Royal commemorative art of King Rama IV-V on the eastern seaboard region of Thailand, 2015-2017.
  • Royal commemorative art of King Rama IV-V in Khao Luang Cave of Patchaburi, 2016-2017.
  • The Study of Developing Khao-luang Cave and Its Related Sites as a Historical, Art and Cultural Learning Resource, 2017-2018.
      Researchers:
    • Rungroj Thamrungraeng, Department of Art History, Faculty of Archeology
    • Achirat Chaiyapotpanit, Department of Art History, Faculty of Archeology
    • Patsaweesiri Preamkulanan, Department of Art History, Faculty of Archeology
  • Textbook/Books/Translations and other academic works

  • Paintings in the period of King Rama IV: Reality through historical depiction, portraits and the relationships of photographs. Ruenkaew Printing, 2017, 16 pages.
  • The Summary of royal cremation ceremony for late kings in the Rattanakosin period. Office of the Basic Education Commission, 2017, 20 pages.
  • Rattanakosin Art. Ruenkaew Printing, 2017, 18 pages
  • Ancient Architecture in Thailand. Parbpim Printing, 2017, 13 pages.
  • "Historic Sites in Bangkok," Historical Remains and Comprehension of Art History. 2018, 49 pages
  • “King Rama IV and the Art of Cambodia as a Tributary State,” Art history conference collection, Center - Boundary: Selfness - Otherness through art history, 2018.

Assistant Professor Eksuda Singlampong, Ph.D.

B.A. (Art History), First Class Honors, Silpakorn University

M.A. (Art History), Silpakorn University

Doctor of Philosophy Art History (Art History), University of Sussex, United Kingdom

Accomplishments

    Researches / Creative works

  • Western Commodities – Fashionable Identity of Siamese Elites in the Early Modern Period, 2017-2018.
  • Academic Conference

  • Picturing Femininity: Portraits of the Early Modern Siamese Women. Gender in Southeast Asian Art histories, University of Sydney, Australia, 10-15 October 2017.
  • Textbook/Books/Translations and Other academic works

  • Western Clothes Worn by Easterners: Politics of Siamese Costume and Unity, 2018.

Dr. Thanvi Chotpradit

B.A. (Art History), Silpakorn University

M.A. (Art History), Leiden University

Ph.D. (Art History), Brikbeck University of London

Accomplishments

    Academic Journals

  • “From 24th June to 10th December: The Political Life of the Ananta Samakhom Throne Hall in 1932,” Najua Journal: History of Architecture and Thai Architecture Volume 12 (January - December 2016): page 10 - 37.
  • “Of Art and Absurdity: Military, Censorship, and Contemporary Art in Thailand,” Journal of Asia-Pacific Pop Culture volume 3 issue/No. 1 (January 2018): pages 5 - 25.
  • “Countering royalism with constitutionalism: The People Party’s visual culture after the Boworadet Rebellion,” South East Asia Research volume 26 issue/No. 3 (September 2018): pages 235 - 255.
  • “Terminologies of “Modern” and “Contemporary” and “Art” in Southeast Asia’s Vernacular Languages,” Southeast of Now: Directions in Contemporary and Modern Art in Asia volume 2 issue/No. 2. (October 2018): pages 65 - 195.
      Co-Authors
    • J. Pilapil Jacobo
    • Eileen Legaspi-Ramirez
    • Roger Nelson
    • Nguyen Nhu Huy
    • Chairat Polmuk
    • San Lin Tun
    • Phoebe Scott,
    • Simon Soon
    • Jim Supangkat
    • ธนาวิ โชติประดิษฐ ภาควิชาประวัติศาสตร์ศิลปะ คณะโบราณคดี
  • “Re-Establishing the Kingdom: Anti-Communist Monuments in the Thai Highlands,” Ambitious Alignments: New Histories of Southeast Asian Art, 1945-1990 (November 2018): pages 165 - 195.
  • Textbook/Books/Translations and Other academic works

  • “The Two Brothers: a Documentary about the Hanging before the Oct 6 Incident and Boundary Stories told from Boundary Memory,” Art History Conference Proceedings, Center - Boundary: Selfness - Otherness through Art History, 2018.

Dr. Sayan Daengklom

Diplôme d'Etudes Universitaires Generales, Histoire de l'art, Université de Tours, France

Licence : Histoire de l'art et Université de Tours, France

Maîtrise d'Histoire de l'art et Archaeologie, Université de Tours, France

D.E.A. de Histoire de l'art Université de Paris I - Pantheon - Sorbonne, France

Docteur de l'École des Haute Études en Sciences Sociales (Histoire de l'art), France

Accomplishments

    Researches / Creative works

  • Abject Stain and Impurity in Art and Literature, 2017 – 2018.

Dr. Vipash Purichanont

B.A. (Art History) Second Class Honors, Silpakorn University

M.A. (Art History), Silpakorn University

Accomplishments

    Textbook/Books/Translations and Other academic works

Mr Kawit Tangcharatwong

B.A. (Art History) Second Class Honors, Silpakorn University

M.A. (Art History), Silpakorn University

Accomplishments

    Textbook/Books/Translations and Other academic works

  • Ancient architecture in Vietnam. Parbpim Printing, 2017, 20 pages
      Authors:
    • Achirat Chaiyapotpanit, Department of Art History, Faculty of Archeology
    • Kawit Tangcharatwong, Department of Art History, Faculty of Archeology