Sat, Apr 14

Singapore Art Museum, Glass Hall
Sat, Apr 14

What is Singapore's History? | Specialist Talk with Dr John Kwok

Singapore Art Museum, Glass Hall

Sat, Apr 14

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Join Dr John Kwok, Research Fellow at RSiS, and former Assistant Director at the National Heritage Board as he presents a cross-disciplinary talk on archaeology and history. Conventionally, the narrative of Singapore’s history usually begins in 1819, the year when the British arrived to set up a settlement in Singapore. However, archaeological research, excavations, and cultural artefacts inform us that Singapore has a past that stretches well into the 14th century in what is now called the Temasek Period. What does this mean for historians studying Singapore’s past? This talk will examine the interplay between history and archaeology, and reinterprets our past using archaeological information. 



  • Sat, Apr 14 at 2:00 PM

    Doors Open Time: 1:30pm
    Duration: Approx. 1.5 hours (including Q & A)

    Language: English

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