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PyCon APAC 2017 Presentation

Aug
27

Here is the slide deck of the presentation given at the PyCon APAC 2017 conference in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia on August 27th 2017.

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In the News: Digitising Newspapers

Jul
05

A recent edition of Matichon Online has a story about digitising old newspapers including จีนโนสยามวารศัพท์ (Chino Siamese Daily News), กรุงเทพเดลิเมล์ (Bangkok/Krungthep Daily), หนังสือพิมพ์ไทย (Thai Newspaper) and The Bangkok Times. (more…)

Quinine for Sale

May
19

The February 1845 edition of the Bangkok Recorder contained a first for Siam: the country’s first newspaper classified advertisement.

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The Importance of Maintaining the Culture of the Nation

Mar
07

ความสำคัญในการบำรุงวัฒนธรรมของชาติ (“The Importance of Maintaining the Culture of the Nation”) was published by the Department for Publicity in 1941 under the government of Field Marshal Plaek Phibunsongkhram (1897 – 1964).  (more…)

Book Sharing

Dec
27

I’ve a selection of old Thai books at home – dictionaries, textbooks covering grammar, linguistics & etymology, plus various miscellaneous trinkets such as the official announcement of the appointment of Field Marshal Plaek Phibunsongkhram and his cabinet ministers, including Luang Wichitwathakan. I also have a few pieces of nationalist propaganda from around the time of World War 2. I’d like to share these books with a wider audience and have been thinking about how best to do so.

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