Ms. Rachanee Pornsi, a Thai researcher, presented her research on "The Inheritance of Dhamma Script from the Lanna Kingdom" at the Third International Conference on Language, Literature, and Society 2016 (LLS2016). The event was organized by the International Center for Research & Development and took place at the Bangkok Hotel Lotus Sukhumvit. LLS2016 is a prominent knowledge-sharing platform and a major assembly within the global language community, especially in the Global South.
At the seminar on 'Ancient Manuscripts in Contemporary Contexts,' Dr. Bunchird Chawarithreonglith, the Head of the Tipaṭaka Research Center, and Dr. Suchada Srisetthaworakul, the Head of the Center for the Study of Ancient Manuscripts, presented a lecture on the discovery of Khom Script Manuscripts in Thailand and Cambodia. This seminar took place at Silpakorn University's Wang Tha Phra Campus.
From August 22 to 29, 2016, the Dhammachai Tipiṭaka Project at Wat PhraDhammakaya in Pathum Thani organized the 2nd Intensive Workshop on Textual Criticism of Pali Canon. This workshop featured 2 distinguished special guests, Professor Oskar von Hinuber and Dr. Alexander Wynne, who offered invaluable insights and recommendations, particularly addressing issues related to uncertain readings found in palm-leaf manuscripts.
Dr. Suchada Srisetthaworakul, the Head of the Center for the Study of Ancient Manuscripts, delivered a presentation titled "Unraveling the Origins of Pali Canon in Khom Script Manuscripts Found in Thailand and Cambodia" at the Faculty of Philosophy, University of Tokyo as part of the Japanese Association of Indian and Buddhist Studies (JAIBS) conference. This conference is the largest and most inclusive academic organization specializing in Indian Philosophy and Buddhist studies.
Dr. Suchada Srisetthaworakul was a participant in the inaugural joint conference organized by Beijing Foreign Studies University (BFSU) and SOAS University of London, which took place at BFSU on October 15, 2016. The conference, titled "Texts, Vision, and Method: Asian and African Studies in the Global Era," featured her presentation, which focused on the study of Khom script palm-leaf manuscripts.