Friday Forum: Tyrell Haberkorn

A Jurisprudence Against Coups in Thailand Tyrell Haberkorn Professor of Southeast Asian Studies Department of Asian Languages and Cultures University of Wisconsin-Madison   ***POSTPONED UNTIL SPRING SEMESTER*** On the first anniversary of the coup by …

2022 Council on Thai Studies (COTS) Conference – 50th Anniversary

The Council on Thai Studies (COTS) is an informal organization of scholars interested in all aspects of Thai studies, broadly defined. First established in 1972, COTS annually provides scholars with a venue for reporting preliminary findings, opportunities to receive prepublication feedback and a forum to discuss field and archive
challenges. Please consider giving a presentation or gathering a small group for a roundtable discussion or panel. Graduate students are particularly encouraged to submit papers, although everyone is welcome. Individual topics or groupings of papers are also welcome. An effort will be made to group individual papers into panel sessions
around common themes. Each presenter will have a maximum of 15 minutes for an oral presentation. This year is the 50th Anniversary of COTS, and thus this conference will be historic. Keynote speakers will include Professor Emeritus Thongchai Winichakul (University of Wisconsin-Madison) and Professor Pinkaew Laungaramsri (Chiang Mai University).

Friday Forum: Katherine Bowie

Eunuchs in Southeast Asia: Of Matrilineality and Theravada Buddhist Harems Compared to other Asian courts, eunuchs were relatively absent in Southeast Asian courts. Given the close association of eunuchs with Chinese and Muslim harems, this …