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Past Lectures

DVDs of past lectures (since November 2006) can be purchased for 300 baht. Please contact Khun Arunsri for more details.
 

Date Speaker Title
16 February 2017 Dr. Rattana Lao Time-Space Compression: Globalisation and Thai Higher Education
9 February 2017 Dr. Chawarote Valyamedhi THE RITUAL ASPECT OF THAI DANCE CULTURE
2 February 2017 Dr. Navamintr Vitayakul Preserving Samsara II: Photographic Memories from Uzbekistan and Turkmenistan
26 January 2017 Prof. Tongthong Chandransu Royal Funeral and Royal Cremation in Thailand
19 January 2017 Professor Donald Quicke Mimicry – how animals and plants deceive one another
12 January 2017 Mrs. Patricia Bjaaland Welch The Symbolism of the Rooster in Chinese Culture

2016

15 December 2016 Mr. Colin Robert Mackay A History of Phuket and the Region – A local and international perspective on the history of Phuket and its surrounding region
17 November 2016   Sombat Sayam : the Siam Society collection (Exhibition and Book Launch)
13 October 2016 Ms. Melissa Leventon Fit For A Queen: Her Majesty Queen Sirikit’s Creations by Balmain
6 October 2016 Mr. Etienne Clément Looting, pillage and international legislation – When the destruction of cultural heritage is much more than material damage
29 September 2016 Ms. Phacharaphorn Phanomvan The Role of Heritage Industries in Social and Economic Development
22 September 2016 Dr. Anurag Viswanath Finding India in China: Travels to the Lesser Known
15 September 2016 Dr. Llewellyn “Lew” Toulmin The Exotic Life, Mysterious Disappearance, and Massive Search for Jim Thompson, the “Silk King of Thailand”
8 September 2016 Prof. Lynn Meskell UNESCO World Heritage: A New Global Order of Things
25 August 2016 Mr. Lupt Utama The Medals within the Medal : an unexpected journey from France to Siam, the medal commemorating King Chulalongkorn of Siam’s first visit to Europe in 1897
4 August 2016 Mr. Tarun Chopra Temples of India – Abode of the Divine
21 July 2016 Dr. Paul Michael Taylor The Thai Collections of the Smithsonian Institution in Washington (NO RECORD)
23 June 2016 Mr. Noh Anothai When Poet Translates Poet: A Reading from Sunthorn Phu's Nirat Phra Baht in English Verse Translation
16 June 2016 Mr. Teddy Spha Palasthira The Siamese Trail of Ho Chi Minh
11 มิถุนายน 2559 คุณทวีป ฤทธินภากร เครื่องแต่งกายสตรีไทใต้คง ผลพวงการผสานวัฒนธรรมไท-จีน
31 March 2016 Mr. Etienne Clement, Ms. Patrizia Zolese, Ms. Mara Landoni and Dr. Pornthum Thumwimol Monument conservation in Asia. Festschrift seminar honouring Pierre Pichard
24 March 2016 Ms. Saranya Saratham and Mr. Visanu Euarchukiati Charpentier and Kosa Pan: The famous French Baroque composer met King Narai’s Ambassador
18 March 2016 Dr. Brenda Chan The Circulation of Thai Television Dramas in China
17 March 2016 Dr. Chris Baker Siam’s first poem: the mysteries of a 15th century military epic
25 February 2016 Dr. Prapod Assavavirulhakarn Working Princess H.R.H. Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn’s Dedicated Life and Works
4 February 2016 Dr. Damian Evans Using Airborne Laser Scanning to Uncover, Map and Analyse Ancient Landscapes in Cambodia & Beyond
28 January 2016 Professor Barend Terwiel An early 18th century Siamese illustrated scroll: a treasure recently discovered in Germany
7 January 2016 Thanphuying Tasniya Punyagupta The formative years of Her Royal Highness Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn at Chitralada School

2015

17 December 2015 Dr. Brooke Schedneck Thailand’s International Meditation Centers
19 November 2015 Dr. Navamintr Vitayakul Preserving Samsara: Photographic Memories from Syria and Nepal
12 November 2015 Ms. Judy Jensen Sacred Glass: The Wat Chong Klang Project
5 November 2015 Dr. Susan Conway Tai Magic: Arts of the Supernatural
3 November 2015 Mr. John Guy A Tale of Two Textiles: Design and Exchange in 18th Century World Trade
22 October 2015 Assist. Prof. Dr. Podjanok Kanjanajuntorn Land Use, Water Management and Religious Beliefs in the Urban Landscape of Post-Dvaravati, West-Central Thailand (ca. 11th-14th Centuries AD)
15 October 2015 Dr. Christophe Pottier Ayutthaya at Angkor: an archeological perspective
8 October 2015 Mr. Richard Borsuk and Ms. Nancy Chng The Rise, Fall and Resurrection of a Giant Southeast Asian Conglomerate (NO RECORD)
24 September 2015 Dr. Weerachai Nanakorn Status of the Thai Native Orchids
3 September 2015 Mr. Jeffery Sng and Mrs. Pimpraphai Bisalputra In Search of the Sino Siamese
27 August 2015 Dr. Dhiravat na Pombejra Life, work and gossip in the Dutch settlement: Isaack Moerdijck’s dagregister of 1644
18 August 2015 Mr. Philip Jablon The Life, Death and Rebirth of the Stand-Alone Movie Theater in Thailand and ASEAN
11 August 2015 Phon Kaseka and Sisowath Men Chandevy Phnom Penh: Past and Present
6 August 2015 Dr. Virginia Henderson and Mr. Tim Webster Yangon Echoes Inside heritage home
4 August 2015 Mr. John Burgess Temple in the Clouds: Ancient Faith, Modern Conflict at the Great Cliff-top Shrine Preah Vihear
28 July 2015 Dr. M.L. Pattaratorn Chirapravati Fifty-two Bhikkhuni Images: Thepthidaram temple for Rama III’s Daughter
16 July 2015 Dr. Lia Genovese The Plain of Jars of Laos: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly
9 July 2015 Dr. Bhawan Ruangsilp Narai’s Daughter: Women and Ayutthaya’s Court Intrigues
20 มิถุนายน 2558 อาจารย์เทิม มีเต็ม รัตนมณี มหาจักรี ศรีสยาม: สมเด็จพระเทพรัตนราชสุดาฯ สยามบรมราชกุมารี กับเอกสารโบราณ
4 June 2015 Mr. Terence Tan Ancient Jewellery of Myanmar from Prehistory to Pyu Period
21 May 2015 Dr. Peter Skilling Cosmology at the Crossroads: the Harvard Traibhumi Manuscript
14 May 2015 Dr. Jeffrey A. McNeely Dr. Boonsong Lekagul: The Father of Thai Conservation
7 May 2015 Ms. Anak Agung Lindawati Kencana ‘WayangPurwa’ Transformations under Islam Influence: Religio-Cultural Acculturation
29 April 2015 Assistant Professor Dr. Piriya Krairiksh Wat Mahathat, Sukhothai, Revisited
25 April 2015 Asst. Prof. Dr. Sitthichai Smanchat ‘Shamu-Sarasa’ (Siamese Chintz) in Japanese Tradition
26 March 2015 Mr. Teddy Spha Palasthira The Last Siamese: Journeys in War and Peace
19 March 2015 Ms. Melissa Leventon Khaki in Fashion
17 March 2015 Professor Benedict R. O’G. Anderson Where have the Thai-Chinese Speech-groups gone?
26 February 2015 Acharn Sulak Sivaraksa Puey Ungpakorn: An Honest Siamese in a Class of His Own
21 กุมภาพันธ์ 2558 อาจารย์เทิม มีเต็ม วิถีชีวิตชาวคลองบางกอกน้อย ระหว่าง พ.ศ. 2477-2485
19 February 2015 Dr. Christophe Pottier Hide and seek in jungle: recent developments in the vision of Angkor
14 กุมภาพันธ์ 2558 คุณไพศาลย์ เปี่ยมเมตตาวัฒน์ สยาม ผ่านมุมกล้อง จอห์น ทอมสัน
12 February 2015 Mrs. Ruth Gerson Traditional Festivals in Thailand
29 January 2015 Dr. Chris Baker “...the King goes in to sleep with the spirit...” Rites, beliefs and kings in early Ayutthaya
22 January 2015 Dr. Ku Cheng Mei Dvāravatī’s Mahāyāna Buddhist Conception of Royalty
15 January 2015 Mr. Philip Bowring John Bowring: the Man Behind the Treaty
8 January 2015 Dr. Joyce White Archaeology of the Middle Mekong Basin: Will knowledge survive development and looting?

2014

18 December 2014 Dr. Bunchar Pongpanich Beyond Beads: The Adornment Industry and Trading Hub along the Ancient Maritime Silk Route of the SEA peninsula
30 October 2014 Acharn Sulak Sivaraksa Centenary of Chamkad Balangura: A Siamese Hero in the Free Thai Movement of World War II
14 October 2014 Ambassador Jocelyn Batoon-Garcia Philippine Textiles and Costumes
9 October 2014 Mr. Thweep Rittinaphakorn (AKE) In Search of Identity: The Transformation of Shan Official Costume from the Late 19th – Mid-20th Centuries
2 October 2014 Dr. Brigitte Borell The Isthmus of Kra: Crossroads for Maritime Routes
25 September 2014 Ms. Pinaree Sanpitak Contemporary Thai Art: Bodies, Breasts, Stupas, Clouds, Flying Cubes and Hammocks
18 September 2014 Mr. Xavier Comas The House of the Raja: a culture in limbo
20 August 2014 Ms. Sandra Niessen Rangsa ni Tonun: The sacred Batak weaving tradition from ancient shamanic text to contemporary film
15 August 2014 Mr. John Guy Lost Kingdoms of Early Southeast Asia: Defining the Artistic Landscape of Early Southeast Asia
7 August 2014 Dr. Peter Borschberg Admiral Cornelis Matelieff in Asia, 1605-1608: the Siamese Connection
25 July 2014 Dr. Susan Fulop Kepner A Civilized Woman: M.L. Boonlua Debyasuvarn and the Thai Twentieth Century
17 July 2014 Dr. James A. Warren Colonialism Distilled: The Société française des distilleries de l’Indochine and the Siamese Government in the Early Twentieth Century
17 June 2014 Associate Professor Chatri Prakitnonthakan Symbolism and Meanings of Wat Arun
29 May 2014 Ms. Phalika Ngin The Secrets of a Royal Triad of King Jayavarman VII DECODED in Angkor
22 May 2014 Dr. Bhinyo Panijpan The Siamese Fighting Fish (Pla Kat)
14 May 2014 Mr. Francis Benteux LAOS Through the Eyes of the Extraordinary Marc Leguay
22 April 2014 Dr. Amaury Lorin Paul Doumer & French Indochina 1897-1902
6 March 2014 Dr. Wasana Wongsurawat Unsung Heroes: China and The Free Thai Movement
20 February 2014 Professor Benedict R. O’G. Anderson The Promise of Sick Oysters: Sangkhomsat Parithat’s Critical Thinking in Poisoned Times
30 January 2014 Dr. Olivier Evrard and Dr. Prasit Leepreecha On the Beaten Track: A half century of photography among highlanders of Northern Thailand
25 January 2014 Prof. Barend Jan Terwiel The Case of the Missing Manuscript How the Thais lost a National Treasure
9 January 2014 Mr. Ralph Isaacs SAZIGYO: A Printed Book About Woven Texts

2013

20 November 2013 Dr. Jay A. Waronker The Synagogues of India: Their Architecture, History, Context, and Meaning
19 November 2013 Asso. Prof. Peter Borschberg Jacques de Coutre on Southeast Asia: Insights from the 16th and 17th Centuries
14 November 2013 Mr. Thweep Rittinaphakorn (AKE) Textiles Appreciation: An Introduction to the Textile Collection of The Siam Society
31 October 2013 Dr. Michael Montesano The ‘Small World’ of the Village in Two Thai Novels of the Cold War (NO RECORD)
10 October 2013 Acharn Sulak Sivaraksa The Uniqueness of H.R.H. Prince Naris on the 150th Anniversary of His Birth
8 October 2013 Professor William Chapman A Heritage of Ruins: The Ancient Sites of Southeast Asia and Their Conservation
3 October 2013 Mr. Jakkai Siributr 'Karma Cash & Carry'
26 September 2013 Somsanith Nithakhong Royal Embroidery of the Luang Prabang Court
24 September 2013 Ms. Gridthiya Gaweewong Detecting “small narratives” in Thai contemporary art that reflect wider global issues
17 September 2013 Tatsuki Kataoka (Ph.D) Religious activities of philanthropic foundations of Thailand: A preliminary research report on Ngi Tek Tung foundation
29 August 2013 Ms. Dale Carolyn Gluckman From Court to Courtyard: Women’s Dress in 19th Century China
15 August 2013 Mr. Nicolas Revire Facts and Fiction: The Myth of Suvannabhūmi in Mainland Southeast Asia
1 August 2013 Mr. Nic Dunlop From Cambodia to Burma: A Photographic Journey
18 July 2013 Ms. Linina Phuttitarn Reviving Salak Yom in Lamphun
16 July 2013 Dr. Thongchai Winichakul Buddhist-Christian Controversies and Comparative Religion in Siam, the 1850s-1980s
20 June 2013 Dr. Chris Baker The Ayutthaya Palace as a window on Siamese kingship
18 June 2013 Ven. Amaro Bhikkhu A Healthy Ego or Not Self – Eastern & Western Understandings of the Mystery of Self
13 June 2013 Acharn Panya Vijinthanasarn Panya Vijinthanasarn and Thai Art
23 May 2013 Mr. Bertrand Porte Conservation at the workshop of the National Museum of Phnom Penh (Cambodia)
16 May 2013 Prof. Takashi Suzuki Srivijaya
9 May 2013 Ms. Phacharaphorn Phanomvan Na Ayudhya Suvarnabhumī in Ancient International Trade
25 April 2013 Ms. Renuka Narayanan A Modern Hindu's View of Buddhism
18 April 2013 M.R. Chakrarot Chitrabongs To Commemorate the 150th Birth Anniversary of H.R.H. Prince Narisaranuvattiwongse
17 April 2013 Mr. Gerard Korsten, Mr. Leo Phillips and Prof. Dr. Chetana Nagavajara Behind the Beat: The role of the conductor in classical music
4 April 2013 Mr. Vichit Chinalai and Mr. Micky Heart "Hunting for the Lost treasure in one month at Linzingong Cemetery, Amarapura, Mandalay"
28 March 2013 Prof. Dr. Apinan Poshyananda Contemporary Thai Art: From Traces of Siamese Smile to Thai Transience
26 March 2013 Dr. Piriya Krairiksh Protecting Siam’s heritage
14 March 2013 Dr. Dhiravat na Pombejra Trade and diplomacy across the Bay of Bengal: Siamese elephants as gifts and merchandise in the seventeenth century
7 March 2013 Dr. Pierre Pichard Pagan Revisited
28 February 2013 Dr. Jingjai Hanchanlash Decade of Mekong Basin
7 February 2013 Dr. Bart Gruzalski Living Morally in a Breaking World: the Essence of the Ethics of the Buddha and of Socrates
24 January 2013 Mr. John Sterling Forssen Smith The Chiang Tung Wars in 19th Century Tai History
17 January 2013 Mr. Joe Cummings Thailand’s sacred tattoo tradition

2012

22 December 2012 M.R. Romaniyachat Kaekiriya and M.R. Damrongdej Diskul Let pictures tell the story
20 December 2012 Acharn Sulak Sivaraksa 150 Anniversary of Prince Damrong Rajanubhab: a Unique personality in Thai History
29 November 2012 Mr. Christophe Pottier Reviewing Angkor: starting with the beginnings
20 November 2012 Ms. Maura Rinaldi KRAAK PORCELAIN: An Item of Trade
15 November 2012 Dr. Chris Baker and Dr. Pasuk Phongpaichit Gender and sexuality in old Siam: Women and men in Khun Chang Khun Phaen
8 November 2012 Prof. Dr. Hans Leisen Ayutthaya – Borobudor - Angkor: Three World Heritage Sites with different challenges for conservation
18 October 2012 Dr. Sanjay Dhar Himalayan Buddhist Wall Paintings: Preservation Challenge and Issues
11 October 2012 Mr. Ronachai Krisadaolarn (Ronald Jay Cristal) Siamese Coins
13 September 2012 Dr. Woraphat Arthayukti and Dr. Edward Van Roy Mission to Myanmar: Saving the Funerary Monument of King Uthumphon
6 September 2012 Prapod Assavarirulhakarn, Peter Skilling, Claudio Cicuzza, and Arthid Sheravanichkul How Theravada is Theravada? New perspectives on an ancient tradition
23 August 2012 Mrs. Patricia Bjaaland Welch Chasing the Wild Goose
9 August 2012 Dr. Julispong Chularatana The Influence of Indo-Persian Culture in late Ayutthaya Art and Architecture
24 July 2012 Dr. Chedha Tingsanchali Introduction to Cham Architecture
19 July 2012 Asst. Prof. Dr. Adis Idris Raksamani Mosques in Bangkok: the Reflection of Muslim Identity
12 July 2012 Dr. Warren Y. Brockelman Tracking gibbons in Asia: Will they survive?
14 June 2012   The Philippines and Thailand in the History of Music in Asia
24 May 2012 M.R. Chakrarot Chitrabongs The Royal Cremation Ceremony
3 May 2012 Dr. Piriya Krairiksh Thailand’s Buddhist Cultural Heritage: The Preservation Challenge
29 March 2012 Professor Erich A. Berendt Learning, Cognitive Metaphors and Cross-cultural Implications: The Cases of Thai & Finnish Cultures
14 March 2012 H.E. Mr. Seiji Kojima The March 11 Earthquake / Tsunami and Japan’s Soft Power
13 March 2012 Professor Kenneth R. Hall Revisionist Study of Cross-Cultural Commercial Competition on the Indian Ocean Coastlines c. 1000-1500, and its Wider Implications
25 February 2012 Dr. Jongrak Kittiworakarn and Mr. John J. Toomey Chinese Tea Ceremony for the Year of the Dragon
23 February 2012 Mrs. Danielle Wiedmann The Power of the Healing Stones
16 February 2012 Dr. Yongtanit Pimonsathean Conservation of Old Town Phuket
26 January 2012 H.E. Dr. Jorge Torres-Pereira “The Portuguese and Siam and its South East Asia Context – Revisited”
19 January 2012 Dr. Stephen Turnbull Behind the Mask: The World of the Samurai
11 January 2012 Ms. Lia Genovese Madeleine Colani: pioneer at the Plain of Jars of Laos

2011

1 December 2011 Ms. Maura Rinaldi 16th Century Florentine Merchants in Portuguese Asia
15 November 2011 Mr. Mathias Jenny and Mr. Patrick McCormick Thai and Mon Literature: The Forgotten Role of the Mons of Siam
18 October 2011 Dr. Thant Myint-U Where China Meets India: Burma and the New Crossroads of Asia
20 September 2011 Dr. Chris Baker Old Ayutthaya as a city
16 August 2011 Venerable Ani Zamba How to realize one’s own human potential: a Buddhist perspective
4 August 2011 Mr. Chantharid Virochsiri Efforts toward Lopburi Old Town Planning
19 July 2011 Mr. Hikotaro Yazaki and Prof. Chetana Nagavajara PANEL DISCUSSION : What does a conductor do?
16 June 2011 Dr. Hema Goonatilake Sri Lanka-Thai Past Relations in Religion and Culture
24 May 2011 Dr. Worrasit Tantinipankul Siamese Heritage Protection: Krung Rattanakosin
12 May 2011 Dr. Panitee Suksomboon Thai Migrant Women in the Netherlands: Cross-Cultural Marriages and Families
29 April 2011 Professors John Miksic and Professor Johannes Widodo Capitals’ Archaeology: Urban Origins and Conservation in Singapore
26 April 2011 Professor Douglas Sanders PHALLIC AMULETS IN THAILAND from protection and good business to an exuberant folk art
24 March 2011 Ms. Sanny Boonsinsukh Qi Gong: a gentle breathing exercise which enhances mental and physical health with meditation
10 March 2011 Mr. Jumbhot Chuasai Camino, Pilgrimage Walk to Santiago de Compostela
3 March 2011 Mr. John J. Toomey An Art for Court and Cloister: The Relation of Thai Mother-of-Pearl Inlaid Lacquer to That of Other Asian Cultures
26 February 2011 Ms. Beatrix Latham South East Asia Silvers
22 February 2011 H.E. Dr. Jorge Torres-Pereira, Professor António Vasconcelos de Saldanha and Miguel Castelo Branco The Portuguese-Siamese Treaty of 1820: Siam's first attempt of integration into the international community
16 February 2011 Dr. Thaw Kaung The End of Ayutthaya A Contemporary Myanmar Poetic Record on the Final War
10 February 2011 Ringu Tulku Rinpoche The three Yanas of Buddhism: What they are, why they are different and why they are the same
27 January 2011 Dr. Sumet Jumsai Cultural Crusade part III (final): Rattanakosin and beyond
20 January 2011 Kyabgon Phakchok Rinpoche Enlightened Buddhist Teachings of the Great Indian Masters
11 January 2011 Professor Alain Forest Is there anything new to say about Phaulkon?

2010

6 December 2010 Venerable Ajahn Brahm Thai Society and the Teachings of the Buddha
25 November 2010 Henri Pompidor, PhD Contribution for the development of the choral music in Thailand
18 November 2010 Assoc. Prof. Dr. Krisadawan Hongladarom Tibet: Religion and Way of Life
11 November 2010 Dr. Chris Baker and Dr. Pasuk Phongpaichit The Tale of Khun Chang Khun Phaen
21 October 2010 Mr. Dacre Raikes O.B.E. Of Teak and Elephants: A teak-wallah reminisces
12 October 2010 Raja Tridev Roy and Prof. Fiddaullah Sehrai Gandhara of Pakistan
7 October 2010 Dr. Stewart McFarlane Confucianism and Chinese Culture
19 August 2010 Mr. Imtiaz Muqbil The Islamic Fasting Month of Ramadan
10 August 2010 Mr. John Burgess The Sdok Kok Thom Inscription: Window into the Angkorian Past
7 August 2010 Khun Orawan and Khun Charoen Othong Around the World by Bicycle
29 July 2010 Dr. Vittorio Roveda Iconography of emancipation from the Body
21 July 2010 H.E. Mr. Kyoji KOMACHI Thai-Japanese Relations: over 600 years, now and in the future
8 July 2010 Mr. John J. Toomey THE CONNOISEURSHIP OF TEA CERAMICS: China, Thailand, Korea, and Japan
24 June 2010 Mrs. Eileen Deeley The Buddha’s Relics and Buddhist Treasures from Famen Si
10 June 2010 Mr. Jamshed K. Fozdar True unification requires humanity’s acceptance of all religious teachings as a single continuous process
11 May 2010 Dr. Ayoub Abu Dayyeh Climate Change: From antiquity to the future!
26 February 2010 H.E. Dr. Tej Bunnag, Prof. Dr. Charnvit Kasetsiri, and Mrs. Patricia Lim Pui Huen THROUGH THE EYES OF THE KING: The Travels of King Chulalongkorn to Malaya
20 February 2010 Mr. Lee, UkHyung and Mr. John J. Toomey THE HEART OF KOREAN TEA: A journey of Beauty and Enlightenment through Zen Tea
28 January 2010 Prof. Susan MorganThe King and I and the Real Women Behind It

2009

19 November 2009 Dr. Dhiravat na Pombejra and Dr. Bhawan Ruangsilp The Dutch East India Company in Thailand: behind the official documents
7 November 2009 Ven. Dhammananda The Discovery of Kapilavastu II
29 October 2009 Dr. Michael J. Montesano Who were the khahabodi? Why did they disappear? Buddhist Legacies and Social Categories in Mid-Twentieth-Century Thailand
22 October 2009 Dr. Leedom Lefferts Murals on the Move – The long painted scrolls of the Vessantara Jataka of Northeast Thailand and Lowland Laos
15 October 2009 Mr. John J. Toomey The "Sparkling" Jewels of Korea
8 October 2009 Dr. Robert B. Gozzoli Foreigners in Ancient Egypt (3000 BCE – 642 CE). Fear, Diversity and Multiculturalism in the Land of the Pharaohs
1 October 2009 Mr. John J. Toomey Dvaravati What Was It Then, What Is It to Us Now
22 September 2009 Dr. Bonnie Brereton Buddhist Murals from the Isan Heartland
17 September 2009 Mr. Paul Spencer Sochaczewski Alfred Russel Wallace: An Inordinate Fondness for Beetles
3 September 2009 Dr. Edward Van Roy Thaw Songkandan: A Remarkable Woman in Thai History
13 August 2009 Mr. Jim Stent Threats to China’s Cultural Heritage; the Civil Society Response
16 June 2009 Ms. Victoria Vorreiter Songs of Memory: Traditional Music of the Golden Triangle
28 April 2009 Geoffrey Blate, Ph.D. A Review of Climate Change Impacts in the Greater Mekong Region
26 March 2009 Prof. Antonio Vasconcelos de Saldanha, PhD. The Portuguese Settlement in Ayutthaya in the 17th Century
26 February 2009 Donald M. Stadtner Kamma and Control: The Pagodas of Yangon, Old and New
19 February 2009Thant Myint - UU Thant: An Unexpected Life. A lecture on the occasion of the centenary of his birth
12 February 2009 Dr. Maryvelma S. O’NeilStrangers in a Strange Land: Europeans and Americans in Bangkok c. 1850 to 1950.
27 January 2009Mr. Grant Evans The Last Century Of Lao Royalty
22 January 2009Dr. Pierre Pichard and Dr. Peter Skilling Art and Architecture In Sukhothai: Wat Si Chum
15 January 2009Mr. Bryan Christy Extinction, Inc.: the Global Trade in Protected Wildlife is Big Business - and it's Going to Get Bigger

2008

18 Dec 08Mr. John J. Toomey Cha Shin, Maum and Kokoro: Zen Unity and Local Variety in Three Ways of Asian Tea Culture
11 Dec 08Dr. Ian Glover New Evidence For Early Trade In the South China Sea Region
2 Dec 08Dr. Pasuk Phongpaichit and Dr. Chris Baker The Spirits, the Stars, and Thai Politics
20 Nov 08Prof. M.L. Pattaratorn Chirapravati Funeral Of the Buddha In Thai Art: Texts and Interpretation of the Roles of Maha Kasappa and Dona Brahmana
16 Oct 08Dr. Predee Phisphumvidhi The Royal Cremation in Siam
18 Sep 08Prof. David Holmes Buddhism and the Caste System
9 Sep 08Mrs. Pamela Hamburger Klongs
28 Aug 08Mrs. Eileen Deeley The Silk Road
14 Aug 08Assoc. Prof. Prathoomporn Vajrasthira Old Bangkok: A Local History Of Places And People
7 Aug 08Mr. Smitthi Siribhadra Khao Phra Vihār
28 Jun 08Dr. Olivier Cunin New Architectural Research On The Bayon Temple
26 Jun 08Dr. Vittorio Roveda New Contributions To The Iconography Of Bayon
8 May 08Mr. Axel AylwenPhaulkon and 17th Century Siam
22 Apr 08Dr. Sumet JumsaiCultural Crusade – Part 2
5 Apr 08Prof. Dr. Juergen WertheimerThe prospects for comparative cultural studies
27 Mar 08Mrs. Patricia Bjaaland WelchBirds in Chinese Art
20 Mar 08Dr. Julispong ChularatanaIranians relations with Siam
28 Feb 08Mr. Smitthi SiribhadraH.M. Queen Sirikit’s Textile Institute Project
19 Feb 08Dr. Sumet JumsaiCultural Crusade
14 Feb 08Dr. François PommaretContemporary Bhutan and the monarchy
31 Jan 08Dr. Pilai PoonswadCommunity involvement in hornbill research and conservation
24 Jan 08Dr. Roxanna M. BrownMatching Thai Ceramics and Ayutthaya History
16 Jan 08Dr. Pornsan Watanangura and Dr. Charnvit KasetsiriKing Chulalongkorn and grand European Tours
10 Jan 08Dr. Donald M. StadtnerThe Mon: Myth or Reality?

2007

15 Dec 07Ms. Carol CassidyWeaving success in Southeast Asia: Social entrepreneurship and the woven art of Laos
13 Dec 07Phakchok RinpocheCommon and uncommon sense in Buddhism
20 Nov 07Dr. Vittoio RovedaBuddhist Iconography of Bramanical Temples at Angkor
15 Nov 07Mrs. Patrizia F. TsheringTextile art of Bhutan the hand-woven textiles of Bhutan carry like on other art the unique tradions and culture of this small Himalayan Kingdom
10 Nov 07Mr. Teddy Spha PalasthiraHua Hin in the seventeenth century
25 Oct 07Mrs. Pimpraphai BisalputraChina for Siam Antique porcelain handed down through the ages in Siam bore silent witness to the heyday of Junk traders and the changing fortunes of the Chinese community in Bangkok
27 Sept 07Ms. Helen Grant Ross“New Khmer Architecture” 1953 – 1970 Elements of tradition transcended
20 Sept 07Dr. Peter SkillingNarrative and Representation: Monkey Business from Sanchi to Suphanburi
13 Sept 07Dr. Andrey TrentyevBuddhist of Tibet
16 Aug 07Dr. Peter SkillingImage and Interpretation: Life of the Buddha from Phanigiri, Andhra Pradesh
4 Aug 07Assoc. Prof. Pornpimol SenawongThai Ties: Social customs and cultural traits that tie all Thais together
21 Jul 07Mrs. Eileen DeeleyQingming Shanghe Tu Daily life along the river in 12th century Song China
14 Jul 07Mr. Sam SothaIn the shade of a quiet killing place
5 Jul 07Prof. Dr. Helmut LukasChristoph Carl Fernberger von Egenberg: The first Austrian in Pattani and Ayudhya
22 May 07Mr. Tran Ky-PhuongThe Arts of the Champa Kingdom: the royal sanctuaries of My Son and Po Nagar Nha Trang in Central Vietnam
17 May 07Ms. Jane PurananandaMonk, Missionaries and Monarchs Unraveling The Myth of Anna and the King
26 Apr 07H.E. Mr. Yaichil BatsuuriTravel to Mongolia
19 Apr 07Dr. Sunait ChutintaranondKing Naresuan: Fact to Fiction
10 Apr 07Dr. John Barry BellCosmological Symbolism and the Thai Temple: Image or Event?
1 Mar 07Dr. Michael MoretonHealth Care in China
23 Feb 07Mr. Somtow SucharitkulKilling Thotsakan-and other Assaults on Culture
15 Feb 07Dr. Edward Van RoyTaechiu Versus Hokkien in Thailand History: Before Bangkok
8 Feb 07Dr. Elisabet LindgrenClimate Change and Human Health
3 Feb 07Mrs. Eileen DeeleyCelebrating the Chinese
1 Feb 07Ms. Marisa CranfillThe Thai Spirit House
20 Jan 07Dr. Santanee PhasukRoyal Siamese Maps
18 Jan 07Dr. Kenneth and Dr. Marilyn GregersonKhmer-based orthographies and bilingual education programs for ethnic minorities in Cambodia

2006

14 Dec 06Mr. Sulak SivaraksaCommemorative Lecture on the Centenary of the Birth of Buddhadasa Bhikkhu
28 Nov 06Mr. Smitthi SiribhadraNew Dates for the Monument C 1 at the Sambopreikuk
25 Nov 06Mr. Thavatchai TangsirivanichAyudhya: a cartographic vision, 1459-1800
16 Nov 06Mrs. Rita RingisTraditions of Mural Painting in Thailand
19 Oct 06Mr. Charles F. ChicarelliBuddhist Art: an Illustrated Introduction
14 Oct 06Dr. Karma PhuntshoBhutan and Its Buddhist Heritage
30 Sep 06Dr. Chaweewan HutacharernFireflies: a remarkable insect in decline
17 Aug 06Dr. John R. McRaeWhich department stores Zen? Discounts and bargains in the study of Chinese Chan Buddhism
27 Jul 06Mr. Alex KerrLost Japan
22 Jul 06Dr. U Thaw KaungMyanmar Court Dramas-the Ramayana, , Eenaung (Eenao), and Others
27 June 06Dr. Chris Baker and Dr. Pasuk PhongpaichitLove and death in the epic poem: Khun Chang Khun Phaen
25 May 06Mr. Ulrich Wilhelm LippeltFeng Shui “an irrational belief” or “a proper method to harmonize Nature’s energies for the benefit of mankind”
18 May 06Prof. Richard GombrichRecent research on the Buddha
13 May 06Mr. Rajesh VasudevanShiva: the cosmic dancer
27 Apr 06Mr. Dean MeyersThe Paknam incident revisited
20 Apr 06Ms. Saovapak KositkhumTo rule the universe: interpreting the Qing Dragon Robe twelve symbols of authority
25 Mar 06Mr. Garrett KamKeeping in character: rules of the roles in Javanese court dance
18 Mar 06Dr. Christian LuezanitsHoly Madness-Siddhas in Tibet
16 Mar 06Mrs. Eileen DeeleyFahai Si, a unique repository of Ming moral art
9 Mar 06Mr. Bill Lair and Mr. Roger WarnerBill Lair: Twenty-five years in Thailand and Laos, 1951 to 1976
4 Mar 06Mr. Tew BunnagAfter the wave
16 Feb 06Dr. Heng ThungRevisiting the collapse of Angkor
12 Jan 06Dr. Kullada Kesboonchoo-MeadThe rise and decline of Thai absolutism

2005

15 Dec 05Mr. Tew Bunnag“In partnership with the poor” rehabilitation in the South and development in the Bangkok slums
13 Dec 05Dr. Franciscus VerellenCommunity and ritual in medieval China: new sources on early Taoism
1 Dec 05Dr. Charnvit KasetsiriZheng He-Sam Po Kong: history and myth in Thailand
19 Nov 05Dr. Pakpilai Thavisin and Dr. Pansak SugkraroeAnti-Aging
5 Nov 05Mr. Benoy K. BehlThe murals of India: illustrated lecture
29 Oct 05Mr. Narin and Mrs. Suthasinee SuvansarangA visit to Ajanta & Ellora caves of India: from behind and beside the lens
6 Oct 05Ms. Linda McIntoshStatus, Myth and the Supernatural: Ritual Tai Textiles
1 Oct 05Mrs. Fumiko BougheyZen and Chado, the way of Tea (Japanese tea ceremony)
22 Sep 05Dr. Edward Van RoyKhlong San: Biography of a forgotten Bangkok district
15 Sep 05Mr. Philip Cornwel-SmithStreet Corner Siam: exploring Thai popular culture
8 Sep 05Dr. Chris Baker and Dr. Pasuk PhongpaichitA history of Thai-land
6 Aug 05Mr. David W. and Mrs. Barbara G. FraserMantles of Merit: China Textiles from Myanmar, India and Bangladesh
19 Jul 05Mr. Reinhard HohlerMysterious Mekong: a journey through the heart of Indochina
7 Jul 05Dr. Amarjiva LochanKesariya Buddhist Stupa: A Borobudur discovered in India
9 Jun 05Ms. Kai-Yin LoHouse, Home, Family: The Chinese Way of Living and Being
31 May 05Dr. Chris Baker and Dr. Dhiravat na PombejraA walk and a drink in Ayutthaya, 1636 (and four books)
19 May 05Mr. Doug Harrison and Mr. Lowell BartonSpice and herbs for Thai and Cajun taste
12 May 05Dr. François LagiradeSangkachai or Kaccayana: “The Fat Thai Monk”
28 Apr 05 Ms. Saovapak KositkhumMandarin squares: the Qing meritocracy on trial
21 Apr 05Dr. Joyce WhiteThe middle Mekong Archaeological Project: first look at new exploratory research in Luang Prabang Province, Laos PDR
24 Mar 05Prof. Michael SmithiesContrasting styles; two mid-19th century French travelers in Siam: Henri Mouhot and Ludovic de Beauvoir
22 Mar 05Dr. Donald M. StadtnerThe enigma of the Mingun Pagoda – did the king really leave it unfinished?
24 Feb 05Mr. Arno OomsWaiting to go home: the Dutch in Thailand, 1945 - 1946
22 Jan 05Prof. Sachchidanand SahaiThe Bayon and the spread of Mahayana Buddhism in Cambodia through Thailand

2004

16 Dec 04Dr. Pennapa Subcharoen, M.D.Thai traditional medicine in the new millennium
18 Nov 04 Ms. Saovapak KositkhumClothes that ruled the universe: Interpreting the Qing Dragon Robe
2 Oct 04Ms. Gillian GreenTextiles at the Khmer Court Angkor 9 – 13th Century
30 Sep 04Ms. Gillian GreenThe role of Pidan – pictorial silk hangings as a Cambodian Buddhist practice
16 Sep 04Dr. Nantarika ChansueTurtle release…merit making and how to make it right
1 Jul 04Group Captain Sakpinit PromthepHistory of aviation in Thailand
27 May 04Dr. Stephane DovertThailand and Foreigners
22 May 04Mr. Dieter Ande, Mr. John Conrade, Dr. Down Rooney, Mr. Barent Springsted, Mr. Thanvatchai Tangsirivanich, Dr. Heng Thung, Dr. Edward Van Roy, Ms. Julie Yeo Maps and prints of Southeast Asia: past and present (workshop)
20 May 04Mr. Vasilijs MihailovsSymbolic analysis of Dvaravati coins
29 Apr 04Dr. Roxanna M. BrownShipwreck evidence for dating Thai trade ceramics
8 Apr 04H.E. Mr. Yevgeny D. OstrovenkoRussian-Thai humanitarian relationship: historical and cultural aspects
25 Mar 04Dr. Jintana ThunwaniwatIntroduction to Chinese music and its influence on Thai culture
18 Mar 04Mr. Walter UngerA journey to the sources of the mighty Yangtze
26 Feb 04Mr. Steve Van BeekThailand before it became Thailand
19 Feb 04Dr. Ann Hersey Allison and Ms. Jane Porter AllisonIs there bronze casting in Cambodia today?
14 Feb 04Prof. Khaisri Sri-Aroon and Mr. Pises JiajanpongBuddha Images in Thailand (Lecture in Thai)
10 Feb 04Dr. Mehdi Mohaghegh and Dr. Nasrollah Pourjavady Iranian Mysticism
5 Feb 04Mrs. Sallypahn DharmasarojA Thai nurse relates her work and adventures in Amazonia
15 Jan 04Ms. Saovapak KositkhumLiving with Philosophy: the secret of Chinese cabinet maker

2003

20 Nov 03H.E. Mr. Cristian TeodorescuMihai Eminescu Romanian’s National Poet
1 Nov 03Dr. Piriya Krairiksh, Dr. Hans Penth, M.L. Surasawasdi Sooksawasdi, Dr. Preecha Noonsuk, Mr. Ptiya Bunnag, Mr. Michael Wright, Mrs. Virginia D. Crocco, Mrs. Natthapatra ChandavijThai Buddhist Art from mid Fifteenth to mid Nineteenth century C.E. (Seminar)
16 Oct 03Mr. Asger MollerupAstroarchaeology with emphasis on Prasat Phanom Rung
11 Oct 03Natural History Section SeminarMekong: the river of life
9 Oct 03Mrs. Jahn BuhrmanThe Protestant Cemetery
25 Sep 03Dr. Saranarat KanjanavanitStream Detectives: biomonitoring and caring of local streams and rivers in Thailand
18 Sep 03Prof. Krisda ArunvongsePost Modern and Deconstruction Architecture
28 Aug 03Mom Bongkojpriya YugalaThe Thai Royal Family: Reigns, Ranks and Customs
14 Aug 03Mr. Yvan CohenA Behind-the-Scenes Glimpse into the World of Photojournalism
7 Aug 03Dr. Montri UmavijaniThe Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam
18 Jul 03Mr. Rod BeattieThailand – Burma Railway (1942 – 1945): An illustrated talk
10 Jul 03H.E. Mr. Daryl N. JohnsonThailand : Then and Now
5 Jul 03Mr. John ShawA Study of Northern Thai Ceramics
12 June 03Ms. Alexandra DenesRecovering Khmer Ethnic Identity from the Thai National Past
5 June 03Mr. John DotyModern Mapping of Thailand
29 May 03Dr. Merle WallaceEducational Reform in Thailand
22 May 03Mr. David SwartzentruberWine in Thailand: Past, Present and Future
24 Apr 03Mr. Arnold Molina AzurinIndochina’s Persistent Intercivilizational Confluence and Conflict: from ancient Champa to the contentious present
27 Mar 03Mr. Tom LyallImperial Obsession: An Introduction to Chinese Snuff Bottles
20 Mar 03Mrs. Jacqueline FilliozatCaring for Pali Buddhist Manuscripts
13 Mar 03Mrs. Kathleen Forance JohnsonHandloom Heritage: Structure, Pattern and Technology
6 Mar 03H.E. Mr. Pierre Vaesen Dr. Piyanart Bunnag Mr. Gerald WalewijkOn the Eve of One Hundred Years of Belgian Diplomatic Presence in Bangkok: 1904 – 2004
1 Mar 03Seminar by Natural History SectionThe Forest Edge: Conflict and Cooperation over Nature in Khao Yai National Park
21 Feb 03Prof. Charles HighamThe Origins of the Civilization of Angkor
30 Jan 03Dr. Chaiwat Satha-AnandIslam, a Misunderstood Religion?

2002

19 Dec 02Dr. M.L. Pattaratorn ChirapravatiDoris Duke’s “Thai Village” and her Collection of Southeast Asian Art
30 Nov 02Mrs. Esme Hedrick-WongNatural Dyes For Contemporary Textiles
14 Nov 02Mr. Tom RadziendaA Promise for Siam
9 Nov 02Mrs. Mira KimA Saturday Morning with Korean Tea
17 Oct 02Prof. Srisurang PoolthupyaSunthorn Phu
12 Oct 02Mrs. Eileen DeeleyBuddhist Cave Temples of China
5 Oct 02Mr. Jaroslav PoncarGerman Contributions to the Preservation of Angkor (Exhibition)
3 Oct 02Mr. Ted OsiusEnvironmental Challenges to the Mekong River
28 Sep 02Mrs. Eileen DeeleyChinese Symbolism
26 Sep 02Dr. Jennifer TookAnatomy of a Tai Native Chieftaincy in Southernmost China: the Anping Native Chieftaincy in Guangxi
21 Sep 02Mrs. Elieen DeeleyThe Philosophy and Language of Chinese Temple Architecture
17 Sep 02Ms. Sigrid PirochAmerican Historic Textiles
22 Aug 02Lieutnant General Boonsrang NiumpraditThe Role of the Armed Forces in Modern Peace Operations: the East Timor Experience
20 Aug 02Dr. Donald M. StadtnerThe Seven Weeks of the Buddha and Royal Shrines in Thailand and Burma
15 Aug 02Police General Chavalit YodmaniThe Current Situation of Drug Problems in Thailand
1 Aug 02Mrs. Lee-Nah HsuHIV/AIDS : building South East Asia’s future through regional resilience
24 Jul 02Ms. Rieki CrinsWomen in Bhutan
18 Jul 02Mr. Rod BeattieThailand – Burma Railway (1942 – 1945): An illustrated talk
11 Jul 02Dr. Edward Van RoyThe Bangkok Mandala: Mapping the First Reign (1782 – 1809)
20 Jun 02Dr. Hans FriederichMae Khong: Environmental Problems
23 May 02Mr. Robert DziublaAIKIDO The Japanese Art of self Defense
9 May 02Archarn Smitthi SiribhadraThai textiles and Costumes
2 May 02H.E. Andreas von StechowGermany, New International Responsibility
25 Apr 02Mrs. Ruth GersonThe Ghost Festival in Dan Sai, Loei Province
4 Apr 02Dr. Alois van TongerlooThe Religion of light as illustrated by the documentation from the Silk Road
28 Mar 02Dr. Heng ThungThe Khmer Empire’s Impact on The president-Day forest of Cambodia
21 Mar 02Dr. Helmut Lukas“US” and “Them” “Inland People” versus “Dwellers of the Bright World”: The interethnic interaction of the Manig(“Ngo’Pa”) of Thailand as compared to the Anak Dalam (“Kubu”) of Indonesia
14 Mar 02Mrs. Julie B. MehtaDance of life: The Mythology, history and politics of Cambodian culture
7 Mar 02Dr. Sanit AksornkoaeMangroves: Ecology and Management
14 Feb 02Mr. Sjay PoddarTotal energy through Vaastu Shastra
31 Jan 02Mr. Sunder Singh KhalsaBeing at peace-the human possibility

2001

19 Dec 01Dr. Susan ConwaySilken threads lacquer thrones- Lanna court textiles
27 Nov 01Mr. Steve Van BeekThe Mekong nobody knows
13 Nov 01Dr. Ian GloverAn archaeological visit to Siam, November 1929, A film by Jean-Yves Claeys
1 Nov 01H.E. Leela Krishnamurthy PonappaThe tradition and modernity of India today
25 Oct 01Dr. Surin PitsuwanA clash of civilizations? Or a Dialogue? The future of humanity after 11 September 2001
13 Oct 01Prof. Michael Smithies Dr. Sumet Jumsai na Ayudhya19th Century books dealing with Siam and their authors The earliest known book published in Siam “Kham Son Christang”
4 Oct 01Prof. Michael Smithies Dr. Sumet Jumsai na AyudhyaWriters and Writings about Siam in the 17-18 Century M.L. Manich Jumsai’s collection of rare books
25 Sep 01Mr. S. P. SomtowCompleting the circle : A homeward Journey
20 Sep 01Dr. Kwanchai A. GomezRice : The Grain of culture
23 Aug 01Ms. Pamela GutmanBetween India and SEA : the art and architecture of Arakan
7 Aug 01Mr. Anders BerglundThai money from earliest times to King Rama V
24 July 01Dr. Ronald D. RenardKarens : Past, Present, Future
20 July 01Mr. Benoy K. BehlThe Art of the World Heritage Monument of AJANTA in India
19 July 01Dr. Anthony J. LynamIntegrating approaches for the conservation of Thailand’s wildlife in the 21st Century
14 June 01Mr. Roger Beaumont and Morgan McFinnIsland Life and Urban Realities—A Literary Journey
31 May 01Mr. Michael VatikiotisDebatable Land Stories From Southeast Asia
29 May 01Venerable DhammarakkhitaEmergence of Buddhist Meditation in the Global Village
24 May 01Mr. David A. FeingoldThe Hell of Good Intentions Revisited: Further Thoughts on the Political Ecology of Opium & amphetamines in the Trade in Minority Girls & Women in the Upper Mekong Region
17 May 01Mr. Amarjiva LochanWashing Sins Away: The Faith and the Crowd at Kumbh Mela