Pamela GutmanPamela Gutman

Harold White Fellowship Research Topic :
Bloomsbury in Burma: a biography of Gordon Hannington Luce.
In 1980 the Library acquired the collection of Professor Luce, regarded as the foremost European scholar on Burma. This collection and others within NLA are key source materials for the biography.


Pamela Gutman is an Honorary Associate in the Department of Art History and Theory at the University of Sydney. She has a PhD from ANU (1977) and has previously worked in a number of academic and government organisations, including the Faculty of Asian Studies, ANU and the Department of Prime Minister and Cabinet, and was a member of hte Refugee Review Tribunal. In 1974 she spent some time working with the late Professor Luce in Jersey, UK.


Information about the Luce collection and the Burmese collection at the NLA


Gutman, Pamela. Burma's lost kingdoms: splendours of Arakan. Bangkok : Orchid Press, 2001 (also Allen & Unwin, 2001). (description and contents list )
Gutman, Pamela. (2001). The martaban trade: An examination of the literature from the seventh century until the eighteenth century. Asian perspectives: (Honolulu) 40(1): 108-118.
Gutman, Pamela. Ancient Arakan : with special reference to its cultural history between the 5th and 11th centuries. PhD Thesis, ANU, 1977.

Recent articles and chapters
Hudson, R. and Gutman, Pamela. (2004). The archaeology of the early Buddhist Kingdoms of Thailand. In: Ian Glover and Peter Bellwood (eds). Southeast Asia: from prehistory to history. London: RoutledgeCurzon.
Gutman, Pamela. (2002). A Burma origin for the Sukhothai walking Buddha. In: Alexandra Green and T.Ruchard Blurton (eds). Burma: art and archaeology. London: The British Museum Press.
Gutman, Pamela. (2001). The Martaban trade: an examination of the literature from the seventh century until the eighteenth century. (pottery tradition in Lower Burma). Asian perspectives: the journal of archaeology for Asia and the Pacific. 40(1): 108-118. (abstract)
Gutman, Pamela. (1998). Between India and Southeast Asia: Arakan, Burma's forgotten kingdom. TAASA Review 7(4)


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