• Why History

    • The History major offers students the opportunity to explore the complex relationship between our understanding of the past and our experience of the present.

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    • History attracts a diverse set of students with a wide range of interests. Get to know them today!

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    • Our Faculty

    • History is supported by a diverse set of faculty with expertise in a wide range of topics. Get to know them today!

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    • Our students engage with History outside the classroom through internships, study abroad, and involvement in student organizations. Check out these exciting opportunities!

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  • 23 January 2018

    Associate Professor Istvan Szijarto from Eötvös University, Budapest, will be giving a lecture on microhistory, the intense historical investigation of a relatively small subject. The lecture will give an overview of microhistory, concentrating on its Italian origins, its definition and the theoretical problems it raises. The lecture is held at 6.15pm on 23 January at Saga Common Lounge.

  • 05 April 2017

    The History majors of the inaugural batch of 2017 completed their capstone projects with their project presentations. Each student gave a 15 minute presentation on their year-long work, with a question and answer session that followed. It was a fulfilling finish to mark the completion of their hard work!

  • 04 May 2017

    ETH Zurich Doctoral Studentship

    Dr Bernhard Schar (ETH, Zurich) has announced the availability of a four-year PhD studentship in the field on Swiss mercenaries in the 19th century Dutch Colonial Army in Southeast Asia, funded by the Swiss National Science Foundation. http://www.gmw.ethz.ch/en/news/offene-stellen.html

    For those interested, please contact Dr Schar directly at bernhard.schaer@gmw.gess.ethz.ch

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Latest Events

11 April 2018 (Wed) , 6pm - 8pm
End of Semester Social Event
An event for students and faculty to get to know each other. Food will be served.
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11 April 2018 (Wed) , 12.30pm
History Capstone Final Presentations
All are welcome to listen and support our Yale-NUS History Seniors as they present their capstones. Refreshments will...
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Spring Break Internship in Social History and the ...
Towards a Historical Gazetteer of Oak Spring Garden This weeklong internship over spring break will take place at Oak...
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23 January 2018 (Tue) , 6.15pm - 7.30pm
The Capacities of Microhistory
Microhistory (the intensive historical investigation of a relatively small subject) has four distinct advantages over...
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