The organisers of the 12th International Conference on Thai Studies have issued as second call for papers. The deadline for paper abstracts is September 1 2013.


The Twelfth International Conference on Thai Studies will be held at the University of Sydney from 22-24 April 2014. The theme will be “Thailand in the World”, and it will only take a short walk from the conference venue to the restaurants of King Street to confirm the influence of Thailand in Australia’s largest city. Sydney University has a strong tradition in Thai studies (Bill Geddes, Doug Miles and Peter Hinton were all members of the Anthropology department where I studied as an undergraduate) and the conference organiser, Phil Hirsch, has taken a lead in raising the profile of Southeast Asian studies at the University. All in all, its a great location for a Thai studies conference. The conference website is here.