COTS Conference Announcement

Council on Thai Studies Annual Meeting 2020

November 13 – 15, 2020


Founded in 1972, the Council on Thai Studies (COTS) is an informal consortium of scholars with interests in Thai Studies. The annual COTS meeting was designed as a space for scholars, students, and practitioners to share works in progress, preliminary findings, notes from the field, as well as present projects that are more developed on topics related to Thai studies as broadly defined.

The Council on Thai Studies (COTS) invites students, scholars and practitioners to attend its 2020 Annual Meeting (COTS 2020), hosted by the Center for Southeast Asian Studies at Northern Illinois University.

The 2020 COTS Annual Meeting will be held online due to COVID-19. COTS 2020 is free and open to the public.

Conference registration is now open.

Inquiries regarding the conference can also be sent to Dr. Kanjana Thepboriruk กัญจนา เทพบริรักษ์ at

Past Program:

COTS 2019 Program [Keynote address by Dr.Prajak Kongkirati]

COTS 2018 Program [Keynote address by Dr. Puangthong Pawakapan]