COTS Conference Announcement

Council on Thai Studies (COTS)

2019 Annual Meeting
October 18-20, 2019


COTS, established in 1972, is a consortium of universities with a particular interest in Thai Studies.

The annual COTS meeting is designed to provide scholars, students, and practitioners with opportunities to present both preliminary and more developed research analysis and reflections, primarily in the social sciences and humanities, related to Thai Studies.

Key information:

  • Dates: 18-20 October 2019; conference will begin at noon on the afternoon of Friday, 18 October.
  • Location: Center for Southeast Asian Studies (CSEAS), University of Wisconsin-Madison, 206 Ingraham Hall, 1155 Observatory Drive, Madison, WI 53706
  • The deadline for proposals for presentations has passed.

The organizers welcome proposals having to do with Thailand, Thai diaspora, or Tai studies, broadly conceived. We encourage a variety of submissions, including individual paper presentations, panels of papers, roundtable discussions, film screenings, or other formats as suggested by participants.

For individual paper presentations and films, please send an abstract (250 words). For roundtable discussions, please send an abstract (250 words) and list of participants. For panels of papers, please send an abstract of the panel (250 words) as well as abstracts of the individual papers.

Questions and proposal submissions should be sent to Taylor Easum, (Chair, COTS 2019).

Past Program:

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