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June 11, 2013

Council on Thai Studies

Council on Thai Studies

October 18-19, 2013
Northern Illinois University

The Council on Thai Studies (COTS) is an informal organization of scholars interested in all aspects of Thai studies. 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 paper or gathering a small group for a roundtable discussion or panel. Graduate students are always encouraged to submit papers. Individual topics or groupings of papers are also welcome. An effort will be made to group individual papers into panel sessions around a common theme, issue, methodology or discipline. Each person will have a maximum of 15 minutes for an oral presentation and should be prepared to field questions after the talk. Since the agendas of COTS meetings have grown over the past several years, we will try to adhere to these time limits. Scholars are free to distribute copies of their papers.

Traditionally, COTS has subsisted without collecting registration fees. We have depended on the goodwill of our institutions and the generosity of the Thai government. If you are inclined to donate to Thai Studies at Northern Illinois University, however, we will not refuse your gift.

Deadline for abstracts: July 1, 2013

Please send brief abstracts (including contact information and institutional affiliation) to Grant Olson: golson@niu.edu
Acceptance of paper proposals, information regarding scheduling of panels and assignment of panel moderators and discussants will be sent via email.

Please note, our COTS committee will be making a limited number of subsidies available to graduate students planning on attending COTS. If you are planning on attending and presenting a paper related to your dissertation work, please send us a one-page proposal. Include your institutional affiliation, travel plans and an abstract and title for your presentation. We will offer as many $200 - $300 subsidies as possible. (Students must be traveling from outside the Chicago area.)

A block of rooms will be held at the Holmes Student Center at Northern Illinois University for conference participants to make their own reservations (815-753-1444). These rooms will be held until September 27; please visit www.niu.edu/hsc/hotelinfo/index.shtml

Please contact Julia Lamb, Center for SE Asian Studies, concerning logistical questions: jlamb@niu.edu

Posted by katemw at June 11, 2013 07:19 AM


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