August 1, 2018 - 12:00pm

 Center for Southeast Asian Studies (CSEAS), University of Wisconsin-Madison, 206 Ingraham Hall, 1155 Observatory Drive, Madison, WI 53706

This year’s Council on Thai Studies (COTS) Annual Meeting will be held from 12-14 October 2018 at the Center for Southeast Asian Studies at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. We are honored that this year’s keynote speaker will be Dr. Puangthong Pawakapan, Associate Professor in the Faculty of Political Science at Chulalongkorn University and 2018-2019 Harvard-Yenching Fellow. She will speak on “Development and Impact of the Thai Military’s Political Offensive.”


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: 12-14 October 2018; conference will begin at noon on the afternoon of Friday, 12 October.·      Location: Center for Southeast Asian Studies (CSEAS), University of Wisconsin-Madison, 206 Ingraham Hall, 1155 Observatory Drive, Madison, WI 53706·      Deadline for proposals for presentations: 1 August 2018 ·      The organizers welcome proposals for individual paper presentations, panels of papers, roundtable discussions, film screenings and 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.


There are many hotels at different price points located close to the University of Wisconsin campus. Check the usual hotel consolidator sites (Travelocity, Kayak, etc.) for best prices. Book early, as autumn is a popular time for many to visit Madison. A few hotels within walking distance include:·      Lowell Center: 610 Langdon Street, Madison, WI 53703·      Graduate Madison: 601 Langdon Street, Madison, WI 53703;·      Edgewater Hotel: 1001 Wisconsin Ave, Madison, WI 53703·      Hotel Red: 1501 Monroe St, Madison, WI 53711;·      There are many other hotels and also a range of Airbnb options in Madison as well.


Questions and proposal submissions should be sent to Tyrell Haberkorn, (Chair, COTS 2018).

Hosted by: 

  • Council on Thai Studies