On a monthly basis, the SAC hosts lectures and performances that cover a range of issues and genres. The SAC Lecture Series promotes the presentation of anthropological scholarship and research to the general public through lectures, panel discussions, and video presentations. Guest speakers include scholars from both domestic and international institutions, as well as informed experts who wish to share their knowledge and experiences.

In 2002, the SAC launched a series of cultural performances in order to promote public awareness about performing arts in Thailand and the broader Mekong region. In order to highlight the cultural meaning and social context of these performances, the Centre organized performances to coincide with various festivities, e.g. the lum num, ram wong, kratong, and noppanas during the Loy Kratong Festival of Lights, the Chinese wayang performance during the Chinese New Year and the Kitchen God Festival, and the Songkran Lanna event held during the Songkran Festival. In addition, the Centre also makes an effort to arrange special performances of art forms that are rare or that are hard to come by, such as the Tayaemon performance by the Thais of Mon ancestry, the Naseed-Naseb of the Thai Muslims, and the Tung Nong performance of the Lanna ethnic group.

1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

The Indonesian film "Tanah Surga Katanya" will be screened, followed by a discussion focused on the economies, societies, and cultures of ASEAN member states.
Guest speakers include Kamchon Luiyaphong, Assistant Professor in Communication Arts at Sukhothai Thammathirat Open University, and Sittha Lertpaiboonsiri, Professor and member of the Southeast Asian Studies Project at Thammasat University.
Wednesday, August 28, 2013, 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm in the SAC Multimedia Room, 2nd Floor

01/08/2013 to 03/08/2013
9:00 am - 4:30 pm

Stop by the SAC from August 1st through 3rd to support the library by joining workshops, seminars, and lectures on a variety book- and archives-related topics. Please note that these activities will be conducted in Thai. On August 1st and 2nd from 9:00 am - 4:30 pm, there will be music in the garden, and books will be on sale for the duration of the event.

2:00 pm – 5:00 pm

A performance by the group Lam Dtat Wang Dte led by Mae Seenuan Khamaatj and featuring the members of the group to commemorate the one year anniversary of the death of Paw Wangtde Nimaa, a National Artist in the category of Performing Arts (Folk Music) from 1988.

2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Professor Niti Pawakapan, Chulalongkorn University

This talk is part of the SAC’s lecture series on “Ethnic Studies in ASEAN,” and the event will be conducted in Thai.

2:00 pm – 4:00 pm, Room 207

1:00 pm - 4:15 pm

The Kalyani Inscriptions: Mon monastic institutional reform in Burmese history

Professor Wathanyu Faktong, Project Researcher, Thailand Research Fund

The Panglong Agreement and the basis of modern political conflict in Burma

Professor Lalita Hingkanonta, Department of Humanities & Social Sciences, Mahasarakham University, & Project Researcher, Thailand Research Fund

1:00 pm - 4:15 pm

The Hịch tướng sĩ and the Bình Ngô đại cáo: two declarations during the Vietnamese people’s resistance to the Yuan and Ming Dynasties

Dr. Winai Phongsiphian, Senior Research Advisor & Project Head, Thailand Research Fund

Nagarakretagama: a work of ancient Javanese literature as the foundation of Indonesian nationalist ideology

Oraphin Kamson, Project Researcher, Thailand Research Fund

2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Professor Sorayut Aiemueayut

This talk is part of the SAC’s lecture series on “Ethnic Studies in ASEAN,” and the event will be conducted in Thai.

2:00 pm – 4:00 pm, Room 207

2:00 pm – 8:00 pm

This free event combines a seminar (in Thai language) along with cultural performances by groups from across Thailand, including a shadow puppet troupe, lam dtat singers, and more.

2:00 pm – 8:00 pm, 4th Floor, Conference Hall