Archaeology in Asia: Past Heritages in Contemporaneous Issues

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Readers in Bangkok may be interested in this seminar at the Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn Anthropology Centre.

Archaeology in Asia: Past Heritages in Contemporaneous Issues
Date: 4 Dec 2012
Time: 1:30 – 5:30 pm
Venue: Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn Anthropology Centre 2nd floor – Room 207, 20 Borromma-ratchachonni Road, Taling Chan, Bangkok

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Three-day seminar examines state of the nation

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26 March 2007 (The Nation) – A mention about an archaeology paper to be presented at a three-day anthropological seminar in Thailand and the state from 28 to 30 March.

Three-day seminar examines state of the nation

With the Thai state facing various problems such as border lands, stateless people and conflict in the predominantly Muslim deep South, about 300 scholars will share their views on the situation at a three-day anthropological seminar titled “State: From daily life’s point of view” this week.

A discourse on the construction of national history will also be among the topics of discussion at the seminar, to be held from Wednesday to Friday at the Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn Anthropology Centre.

Pipad, who has been studying the history and archaeology of Mae Hong Son, found that in the process of constructing a national history, Thailand adopts some non-Thai ethnic groups as part of the nation while neglecting others whose histories do not fit in with the national history.

“As a result, these latter groups are finally constructed as the stateless people,” he wrote.