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Background

Lectures by noted experts and scholars are held frequently on a wide range of subjects related to the Society's objectives and the interests of its members and non-members.

Lectures are usually held at The Siam Society, 131 Asoke Montri Rd, Sukhumvit 21. Unless otherwise stated, they are in English.

Admission is free for Siam Society members, members’ spouses and children, and all students showing valid student ID cards. Other people are asked to make a donation of B200. For more information, please contact Khun Arunsri. Office hours: 9:00am–5:00pm Tuesday–Saturday (except holidays).

Lectures are recorded in high-quality digital video (DVD format). If you cannot come to a lecture, you can order a DVD of a lecture for 300 baht. Please call Khun Arunsri.

The Society welcomes speakers to talk on subjects of a scholarly nature in conformity with the principles and objectives of the Siam Society, investigating the arts and sciences of Thailand and neighbouring countries. Guidance>>>


The Siam Society is deeply grateful to the James H.W. Thompson Foundation for its generous support of the 2018-2019 Lecture Series.

Schedule

18 July 2019 : 7.00 p.m.
Ramayana in Myanmar. A Talk by Piriya Krairiksh. Intercultural and cross-cultural exchanges were responsible for the visual representations of the Rāmayāna in Myanmar. Prior to the fall of Ayutthaya in 1767, it is doubtful whether there was any depiction of the Rāmayāna there at all. More>>>

8 August 2019 : 7.00 p.m.
An Immersive Tour of Egypt, from Aswan to Alexandria. A Talk by Visanu Euarchukiati. “What have you been doing all these years?” asked the tour organiser when I described to her the inner shafts structure of the Great Pyramid. I admitted that I had never been to Egypt, and all my knowledge about the Pyramid came from books. More>>>

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