Edition 2016

19th March 2016
Cripps Seminar Room 3, Cripps Court
Magdalene College,
Cambridge University

Keynote Speaker:

Dr Gareth Knapmann (Australian National University) via teleconferencing
‘Race and British Colonialism is South-East Asia: John Crawfurd and the politics of equality’


Walid Jumblatt Abdullah (King’s College London)
‘Selective History and Hegemony Making in Singapore: Process and Consequences’

Abdul Malik Omar (London School of Economics and Political Science)
‘Towards becoming a global city: Learning from Singapore’s experience’

Theophilus Kwek (University of Oxford)
‘Full Colour Illustration: Ethnicity and Education in Singapore’s History Curriculum’

Yan Tong Tan (University of Cambridge)
‘Colonial policing and decolonization in Singapore: The Police Reserve Unit’

Kevin Tang (University of Oxford)
Industrialisation in Singapore and Hong Kong Before the Second World War: Comparative Export Manufacturing in the Context of British Colonial Economic Policy, 1930 – 39

Guo Leibing (University of Cambridge)
+65 Art: A report on (dis)orientation

Michael Wee (University of Oxford)
‘Singaporean Poetry in the 1930s: Modernism in a Forgotten Modernity’

Closing Conversations with Daphne Ang (SOAS)


The full programme and abstracts for the 2016 edition can be found here.