Ms. Rachanee Pornsi, Thai researcher, presented her study on “The Inheritance of Dhamma Script from Lanna Kingdom” in the Third International Conference on Language, Literature and Society 2016 (LLS2016) organized by International Center for Research & Development at Bangkok Hotel Lotus Sukhumvit. This is a premier knowledge building event and the largest gathering in Language community in the Global South.
Dr. Bunchird Chawarithreonglith, Head of Tipaṭaka Research Center, and Dr. Suchada Srisetthaworakul, Head of Center for the Study of Ancient Manuscripts, gave a lecture about Khom Script Manuscripts found in Thailand and Cambodia in a seminar on ‘Old Manuscripts in the Modern World’ held at Silpakorn University (Wang Tha Phra Campus).
The 2nd Intensive Workshop on Textual Criticism of Pali Cannon held at Dhammachai Tipiṭaka Project, Wat PhraDhammakaya, Pathum Thani on 22-29 August 2016. The workshop had two special guests, Prof. Oskar von Hinuber and Dr. Alexander Wynne who gave valuable comments and suggestions particularly on problematic issues related to dubious readings found in palm-leaf manuscripts.
Dr. Suchada Srisetthaworakul, Head of Center for the Study of Ancient Manuscripts, gave a presentation on “A Problem on the Origin of the Pali Canon of Khom Script Manuscripts Found in Thailand and Cambodia” at Faculty of Philosophy, University of Tokyo. The conference was organized by the Japanese Association of Indian and Buddhist Studies (Nihon Indogaku Bukkyo Gakkai) which is the largest, non-exclusive academic organization in the field of Indian Philosophy and Buddhist studies.
Dr. Suchada Srisetthaworakul joined the first joint conference organized by Beijing Foreign Studies University (BFSU) and SOAS University of London held at BFSU on 15 October 2016. The conference entitled “Texts-Vision-Method: Asian and African Studies in the Era of Globalization”. Her presentation covered the study of Khom scripts palm-leaf manuscripts.