Book Launch: The Makers and Keepers of Singapore History

Invitation to the Launch of The Makers and Keepers of Singapore History

24 July Saturday, 2-5 pm, at The Pod, Level 16, National Library Building

The Singapore Heritage Society and Ethos Books cordially invite you to a launch of an important new book on researching and writing Singapore history.

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In exploring the past, researchers labour in the present: to locate the archival document which is located somewhere – behind a gate with its keeper; or to find that elusive participant who will throw light on a gap in our knowledge, and convince them to speak. The Makers and Keepers of Singapore History meditates on this relationship between past and present in a developmental city-state. It discusses how researchers seek to gain entry to archives and memories, in endeavours which crucially shape the imagination of Singapore as a nation and the identity of its people as citizens.

Due to limited seats, registration is required & can be made via and surf on to “Singapore”.


13:30 – 14:00 REGISTRATION
14:00 – 16:30 COMMENTARY & DISCUSSIONModerator: Dr Loh Kah Seng
14:00 Welcome by Professor Kevin Tan, Singapore Heritage Society
14:10 Professor Prasenjit Duara, National University of Singapore
14:30 A/P Kwok Kian Woon, Nanyang Technological University
14:50 A/P Huang Jianli, National University of Singapore
15:10 A/P (Adj) Kwa Chong Guan, S Rajaratnam School of International Studies
5:30 Responses from other book contributors
16:30 – 16:45 LAUNCH OF THE BOOK

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