Our center will sponsor the "International Conference on Amulet Cultures in Thailand"

March 20, 2023

Our center will sponsor the "International Conference on Amulet Cultures in Thailand" that takes place in Bangkok on June 10-11, 2023. This is the first conference in English devoted to Thai amulet scholarship.

The deadline for submitting paper proposals is April 5th, 2023.
Papers and panels should relate broadly speaking to the topic of Thai amulet culture.  (https://thaiamuletsconference.com/call-for-papers/)
If you plan to attend, please register your interest and you will receive updates on our conference schedule and planned events.

Amulets are one of the most important, visible and dynamic areas of religious material culture in Thailand. This international conference provides a number of scholarly perspectives on Thai amulet culture. Themes to be explored include the materiality of amulets, the economics of the amulet trade, the narratives around particular amulets and their creation and contemporary experimentation in amulet culture. Pridi Banomyong International College, Thammasat University, is located right next to one of Southeast Asia's largest amulet markets at Tha Prachan on the Chao Phraya River in Bangkok. Scholarly examination of the topic will be complimented by events including an amulet market tour and amulet exhibition. The gathering will constitute the first academic conference dedicated to Thai amulet scholarship.

For more information please visit www.thaiamuletsconference.com
For further inguiries contact: thaiamulets@pbic.tu.ac.th