CV Dr. Dhiravat na Pombejra


Personal Details

Date of Birth 8 December 1954
Place of Birth Bangkok, Thailand
Nationality Thai


School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London, UK

Period 1977-1984
Degree Ph.D.
Subject History

School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London, UK

Period 1976-1977
Degree Master of Arts
Subject History

University of York, UK

Period 1973-1976
Degree Bachelor of Arts (Hons.)
Subject English and History (equal combination)

Areas of specialization

Political and social history of Siam during the 17th-18th centuries.
Dutch, English, and French sources on the history of 17th-18th century Siam.

Present position

September 1985-present Lecturer, Department of History, Faculty of Arts, Chulalongkorn University, Thailand

Other positions

July 2004-present Adviser, project to construct information centre at site of Dutch (VOC) settlement in Ayutthaya, Fine Arts Department, Thailand
Oct. 2004
Nov. 2003
Feb.-Mar. 2003
March 2002
Feb.-Mar. 2000
Visiting researcher, Center for Southeast Asian Studies, Kyoto University (JSPS Core University Program), Japan
2003-2004 Member of committee for the celebrations of 400 years of Thai-Dutch relations, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Thailand
December 2003-March 2004 Member of organising subcommittee, International Seminar on 400 Years of Thai-Dutch Relations, Chulalongkorn University, Bangkok (18-19 March 2004), Thailand.
2002-2004 Honorary Editor, the Journal of the Siam Society (JSS), Thailand
2002-present Member, Historical Commission, Prime Minister's Secretariat & Department of Fine Arts, Ministry of Culture, Thailand
April 2002-December 2002 External Evaluator, SEASREP (Toyota Foundation & Japan Foundation Asia Center)
October 2002 Co-organiser (in association with Leiden University) of 2nd TANAP Workshop, "Asia in the Age of Partnership", Chulalongkorn University, Bangkok, Thailand
March 2002 SEASREP visiting professor, Center for International Studies/Department of History, University of the Philippines, Manila, The Philippines
2000-2002 Council member, The Siam Society under Royal Patronage, Bangkok, Thailand
1994-1996 Secretary-General, 14th Conference of the International Association of Historians of Asia (IAHA), held in Bangkok in May 1996
Sept.1992-June1993 Fellow, Netherlands Institute for Advanced Study in the Humanities and Social Sciences (NIAS), Wassenaar, The Netherlands
1988-1992 Member, Academic Subcommittee, Ayutthaya Historical Study Centre Project, Ministry of the Interior, Thailand
1986-2002 Member, Historical Commission of the Prime Minister's Secretariat, Office of the Prime Minister, Bangkok, Thailand
Jan.1984-Jan.1985 Visiting researcher, Centre for the History of European Expansion (now IGEER), Leiden University, The Netherlands

Selected Publications

Books (in English).

Co-authored with Michael Smithies, "Instructions Given to the Siamese Envoys Sent to Portugal, 1684." In Journal of the Siam Society Volume 90 Parts 1 & 2 (2002), 125-135. 2004.

"The Dutch-Siamese Conflict of 1663-1664: A Reassessment." In Leonard Bluss� (ed.), Around and About Formosa. Taipei: T�sao Yung-ho Foundation for Culture and Education, 291-306. 2003.

"The Thasai Prince�s Rebellion of 1642: a Forgotten Event in Ayutthayan History." In The Siam Society, Dedications to Her Royal Highness Princess Galyani Vadhana Krom Luang Naradhiwas Rajanagarindra on her 80th birthday. Bangkok: The Siam Society, 145-152. 2003.

"Dutch and French Evidence Concerning Court Conflicts at the end of King Phetracha�s Reign, c.1699-1703." In Silpakorn University International Journal Volume 2 Number 1, 47-70. 2002.

"Towards a History of Seventeenth Century Phuket." In Sunait Chutintaranond and Chris Baker (eds.), Recalling Local Pasts. Autonomous History in Southeast Asia. Chiang Mai: Silkworm Books, 89-126. A shorter version of this essay, "Towards an Autonomous History of Seventeenth-Century Phuket", is included in Abu Talib Ahmed & Tan Liok Ee eds., New Terrains in Southeast Asian History. Athens, Ohio and Singapore: Ohio University Press & Singapore University Press, 2003, 274-300. 2002.

Siamese Court Life in the Seventeenth Century as Depicted in European Sources. Bangkok: Chulalongkorn University, Faculty of Arts Publications). 2001.

Co-edited with Pierre A. Boussard, Piyanart Bunnag, Supang Chantavanich, Supaphan Kanchai and G�rald Walewijk, King Chulalongkorn�s Journeys to Belgium. Bangkok: Institute of Asian Studies, Chulalongkorn University. 2001.

"VOC Employees and their Relationships with Mon and Siamese Women: A Case Study of Osoet Pegua." In Barbara Watson Andaya (ed.), Other Pasts. Women, Gender and History in Early Modern Southeast Asia. Honolulu: Center for Southeast Asian Studies, University of Hawai�i at Manoa), 195-214.2000.

Co-edited with Remco Raben and co-written with Remco Raben and David K. Wyatt, In the King�s Trail. An 18th Century Dutch Journal to the Buddha�s Footprint. Bangkok: Royal Netherlands Embassy. 1997.

"The Last Year of King Thaisa�s Reign: Data Concerning Politics and Society from the Dutch East India Company�s Siam Factory dagregister for 1732." In Winai Pongsripian (ed.), Khwam yokyon khong adit ("The Wilderness of the Past". Bangkok: Khanlong Thai, 125-145. 1994.

"Ayutthaya at the End of the Seventeenth Century: Was There a Shift to Isolation?" In Anthony Reid (ed.), Southeast Asia in the Early Modern Era. Trade, Power, and Belief (Ithaca, N.Y.: Cornell University Press), 250-272. 1993.

Court, Company, and Campong. Essays on the VOC Presence in Ayutthaya. Bangkok: Ayutthaya Historical Study Centre). 1992.

Crown Trade and Court Politics in Ayutthaya during the Reign of King Narai, 1656-1688." In J. Kathirithamby-Wells and John Villiers (eds.), The Southeast Asian Port and Polity: Rise and Demise. Singapore: Singapore University Press, 127-142. 1990.

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