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Thailand in the World

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12th International Conference on Thai Studies University of Sydney

Sydney, Australia

Tuesday 22 - Thursday 24 April 2014

The University of Sydney is pleased to announce the dates of the Twelfth International Conference on Thai Studies (ICTS12). The conference will be held in 2014 during Easter Week, which is the week after Songkran and is a teaching break at most universities around the world.

Since 1981, ICTS has been held every three years at different universities in and outside Thailand. This will be the first ICTS to be held in a city outside Thailand that has a significant Thai population, and this will help define the over-arching theme of the conference. Thailand in the World also anticipates the ASEAN Community in 2015, recognizes the globalization of the Thai economy, and follows a longstanding interest of ICTS in the broader world of Tai cultures beyond Thailand's borders. As previously, the conference will be also open to a wide range of themes in the field of Thai Studies.

The first full conference announcement and call for papers will be sent in August 2012. In the meantime, please ask to be put on the ICTS12 email list and direct any other enquiries to

The conference website will be launched in mid-2012.

We look forward to seeing you in Sydney in 2014!

Philip Hirsch

Professor of Human Geography, University of Sydney
ICTS12 Organising Committee Chair

Last Updated: 22 April 2014
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