History

2 Aug 2021
The approximately 4-metre-tall concrete monument located near the Lak Si roundabout disappeared without trace on 28 Dec 2018, even though it was situated in front of Bangkhen Police Station. However, no one has been able to answer – how did the monument disappear even when 5 months earlier it had been registered as a National Historic Site in the Royal Gazette?
16 Jul 2017
Plenary - Keynote I "Khruba Srivichai: From Sacred Biography to National Historiography" by Katherine A. Bowie Professor of Anthropology, University of Wisconsin-Madison.
26 Nov 2014
For all its faults, Wikipedia has been a godsend to the Thai education system.  Think of the thousands and thousands of term papers and theses that have benefitted from a judicious cut-and-paste job, sometimes on a massive scale, sometimes even with proper attribution.  In this way, Wikipedia has helped to secure a ready supply of suitably trained academics to serve the plagiarism-friendly educational institutions of the country.
8 Aug 2013
Asia Books, Thailand’s largest English language bookstore, on Thursday withdrew from their bookshelves two academic titles on Thai history, citing “political sensitivity.” The books concern the history of the 1932 revolution and the controversial relationship between King Rama VI and his palace servants. 
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