The Objectives of Gerini International Siamese Studies Archive and Database are:


(1) To edit and publish the manuscripts of G.E. Gerini

(2) To create a study centre where scholars interested in Siamese studies can research archival material and where seminars and exhibitions can be held

(3) To create database and make available for scholarly use on line and in editing software.



LGG   Our ultimate goal is to have, in memory of Phra Sarasasana  Balakhand Gerini, who devoted the best part of his too short life to study Siam under almost all possible points of view, a mosaic of his beloved Suvannaphumi never finished but always increasing and embellishing its look and its meaning.


             Dott. Luciano G. Gerini, S.S.M

             Founder of GISSAD, 2004

             President of Istituto di Studi Siamesi Phra Sarasasana Balakhandh




2008-2012: Kanokwan Gerini What Gerini wrote about Siam reflects the faculty of his soul, the soul of an anthropologist, a linguist, a historian, an archaeologist, a geographer, a diplomat, a surveyor, a soldier,a traveler, a teacher, a lawyer, an astrologist, a scientist, and a   philanthropist. For twenty-five years Gerini’s soul had a dialogue with the Over-soul of Siamese literary minds, either in person or through their works. It was then that his soul became a part of the Siamese Over-soul, an essential part of a whole.


            Assoc. Prof. Kanokwan Gerini

            Faculty of Archaeology, Silpakorn University, Bangkok

            Founder of GISSAD, 2004

            Editor and Curator of GISSAD, 2004-present