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.
Book URL: http://makersnkeepers.wordpress.com/
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 http://golibrary.nlb.gov.sg 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|
|16:00||QUESTION & ANSWER|
|16:30 – 16:45||LAUNCH OF THE BOOK|
|17:00||END OF EVENT|