12th International Conference on Thai Studies

Banner of the Thai Studies Conference 2014. Artwork created by Phaptawan Suwannakudt

The International Conference on Thai Studies is held every three years, hosted either by a Thai university or by a university outside of Thailand where there is an interest in Thai studies. The University of Sydney is pleased to host the next conference from 22 to 24 April 2014. The conference will adopt the theme Thailand in the World.

The University of Sydney is one of Australia's leading universities. It is characterised by a vibrant and diverse intellectual community, and it is home to the Sydney Southeast Asia Centre.

The conference will be held at a state-of-the-art conference facility on our main campus in Camperdown, located near Sydney’s energetic city centre and stunning harbour. The campus itself is a beautiful location. Sydney is Australia’s largest and most dynamic city, and it is home to roughly 5 million people from diverse backgrounds, including approximately 20,000 ethnic Thai residents.

The conference will celebrate the University of Sydney’s long-standing connection with Thailand. The University’s academics work with colleagues across several Thai universities, addressing critical issues such as governance of the Mekong River Basin, infectious diseases, public health and refugee challenges. They also explore Thailand’s culture through art, history and religion.

On the day

All registered participants of the conference will be provided with a name tag and a conference bag. Before you attend any sessions, please register your attendance.

Registration will be held at the Eastern Avenue building (F19) on the Camperdown campus at the following times:

  • 15:00 – 17:30 on Monday 21 April
  • 07:45 – 08:45 on Tuesday 22 April

Over 300 people have registered for the conference, so please allow yourself plenty of time to register before the opening session.

We look forward to seeing you there!

Registration open

Online registration is open until 24 April 2014. Go to the registration form and follow the steps for information on registration and payment.

Final conference program

Papers have been grouped into thematic sessions. Click here to download the draft program.

Logo artwork

The logo and banner artwork for the 12th International Conference on Thai Studies was created by Sydney-based Thai artist Phaptawan Suwannakudt.