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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 2016-2017 Lecture Series.

Schedule

9 November 2017 : 7.30 p.m.
Recent Archaeological Investigations in the Iron Age of Central Thailand. A Talk by Thanik Lertcharnrit. Prehistoric human occupation in central Thailand began in the Neolithic period, possibly earlier, and continued until the Iron Age or late prehistoric time. Throughout over 2,000 years of settlements, there were significant changes in several aspects, including social, cultural and economic evolution, while the prehistoric times also saw cultural and economic continuity over millennia. More>>>

16 November 2017 : 7.30 p.m.
Literature in Gold: The Rama Story as Depicted on Thai Lacquerware Cabinets. A talk by Frederick B. Goss. The purpose of this study was to examine the Thai rendition of the Rama story as depicted on lacquerware cabinets. The objective was to see how and why the ostensibly secular Rama narrative was used on cabinets designed to hold sacred Buddhist scripture. More>>>

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