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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

15 November 2018 : 7.00 p.m.
News from the 90s: Bangkok 1890-1899. A Talk by Steve Van Beek. The 1890s were a pivotal decade for Thailand and the world. With his new book, News from the 90s, Steve Van Beek takes us back 120 years to an era that played out each afternoon in the pages of the Bangkok Times newspaper. More>>>

17 พฤศจิกายน 2561 : 10.30 น.
วิถีแฟชั่นของไข่ (บูติก) บรรยายโดย สมชาย แก้วทอง. ในงาน Elle Fashion Week Fall/Winter 2018 ที่ผ่านมา Kai Boutique ได้จัดโชว์เปิดงานอย่างยิ่งใหญ่ โดยนำผ้าไทยมาใช้ในการออกแบบให้กลายเป็นเสื้อผ้าที่ทันสมัย เข้ากับคนรุ่นใหม่ More>>>

29 November 2018 : 7.00 p.m.
Chinatown Bangkok: The Two Decades of Conservation Efforts. A Talk by Yongtanit Pimonsathean. Chinatown Bangkok is one of the oldest and largest overseas Chinese enclaves in the region.  As old as the birthplace of Bangkok aka Krung Rattanakosin, Chinatown however has not yet been positioned as a heritage site. More>>>

13 December 2018 : 7.00 p.m.
LANNA STYLE IN MY VISION. A Talk by Chulathat Kitibutr. Lanna Kingdom (13th to 18th century) was an ancient state dominating most of present-day Northern Thailand with Chiang Mai as its center, but with the rapid globalisation and the lack of urban planning, Chiang Mai today is slowly forgetting its once-vivid Lanna culture that used to be present in every corners of the city. More>>>

16 January 2019 : 7.00 p.m.
Pig Tales. A Talk by Patricia Bjaaland Welch. As the Chinese world approaches the Year of the Pig, come learn about the many forms and meanings pigs have taken in Asian and Southeast Asian art and history. More>>>

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