The 12th International Conference on Thai Studies (ICTS12) will be held at the University of Sydney, Australia, over three days 22-24 April 2014. The conference is held every three years, hosted alternately by Thai universities and universities outside of Thailand where there is an interest in Thai studies.
Presentations to the conference will cover a wide range of areas of study: the humanities; the social sciences including economic, social and political disciplines; developments in medicine, science and technology; the fine arts, design and architecture; education; environment. This is not an exhaustive list.
The overall theme of the conference is Thailand in the World. The conference organizers particularly encourage the offer of contributions on various sub-themes:
the global spread of Thai culture: pan- Tai-ism
the Thai diaspora especially in Europe, North America and Australasia
the world in Thailand: the expatriate impact on Thailand; institutional change from outside
Thailand in the coming Southeast Asian economic, social, strategic and cultural communities
Thailand’s geo-political setting, with special reference to Myanmar, China and the Greater Mekong Sub-region
Thailand within international communities of education, medicine and scientific and technological research.
Intending participants should not feel bound by this list of possible sub-themes, however, and should feel free to suggest other possibilities and to outline their corresponding offers.
Abstracts of papers due by 1 September 2013.
View the full call for panels and papers at http://sydney.edu.au/southeast-asia-centre/thai-studies-2014/call-for-panels-papers.shtml