Call for Papers!

The conference aims to bring up panels with Thai, regional, Japanese and international senior and junior scholars together to present their research works and works-in-progress in the form of academic papers, and to get high-quality feedback during conference sessions engaged in discussions on Thailand in a globalized context.

The format of the conference will include 1) plenary sessions by keynote speakers who are leading scholars in Thai studies; 2) parallel sessions consisting of panels and groups of individual papers on various topics relating to Thailand; and 3) organized roundtable discussion sessions.

We welcome two types of submissions; 1) individual abstracts and 2) panel proposals.
Thematic focuses of the conference include:

  theme sub-theme
A Environment Climate change, natural disasters, social resilience
Natural resource management and environmental sustainability
B Health Health and health care systems
Aging society and care
COVID 19 challenges
C Industrial change Rural transformations and agricultural industrialization
Thailand 4.0, Global Production Networks and Automation
D Political economy Income and wealth heterogeneity
Widening inequalities: cause and effects
E Social movements Student movements, past and present
NGOs breaking away from civil society
F Politics and governance Politics and governance
Constitution and rule of law
Local politics without elections
Election and political party
Changing faces of the political military
G Urban space Urban dynamics: gentrification and infrastructure development
H Gender and sexuality Sexual orientation and gender identity
Norms and institutions for and against variations
I Transnationalism and migration Borders, migrants and refugees
Transnationalism and migration
J Religion Changing Past: Thai Religions in Retrospect
Thai Religions in an Era of Commercialization and Politicization
Deities on the Margins of State and Church
Arts, media and cultural politics Art, Performance and media at the local and global crossroads
Cultural politics, heritage and tourism
L Language and literature Thai language in global perspective
Contemporary innovative folklore and literature
M Thailand and Japan, past and present  
N History History from local to global
Historiography and the politics of historical narratives
Power relations and ideologies in historical perspective
Cold War heritage
O Ethnicity and ethnic minorities  


Issues and focuses other than these that address the current state of Thailand and its connection with the world and Thai studies are also welcome.


The postponed ICTS14 reopens the call for papers.
The second call will be open from 25 August to 17 September 2021.
Please do not resubmit papers you have already submitted during the first call for papers.
Regarding submissions for this second call for application, the conference secretariat will send you the notification of acceptance by 8 October.

Online Submission Form

All proposals must be submitted via the form. Create your account first, and please read submission instructions carefully before submitting. All paper and panel submissions must be in English, although the actual presentations can be in Thai.


Abstracts and papers

All submitted abstracts will be made available online.
For those whose proposals are already accepted, we have set a period of time from 25 August to the end of October 2021 when you can modify your registered abstracts.

  • Since the submission has already gone through the review process, only minor modifications (such as language editing and factual updates) will be accepted.
  • Submission of the extended abstract or full paper is not required, but if you wish to publicize it through our electronic media, we welcome your submission. We expect to collect them in next March or April.