Last Week, 23 Jan 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.
Previous Month, 05 Apr 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!
Previous Month, 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 email@example.com
Previous Month, 29 Mar 2017
We are delighted that Dr Mate Rigo will be joining the History faculty from 1 July as a modern European historian. Dr Rigo obtainted his PhD from Cornell University, and is currently a Max Weber Postdoctoral Fellow at the European University Institute in Florence. He is a rare historian who works on trans-European history, by linking East-Central Europe to Western Europe. He will be offering a new range of courses, starting from a new 2000 level course on ‘Europe and the Sea: The Making of a Continent, 1500 to the Present’ in Semester 2 of AY2017-18 (subject to approval). We would like to give a big warm welcome to Dr Rigo!
Previous Month, 20 Mar 2017
Professor Thomas A. Foster, “Sexual Violations of Black Men Under American Slavery”, Professor of History at DePaul University
Previous Month, 06 Mar 2017
Professor Peter Kornicki, “Why are there so many different scripts in East Asia? Writing, diversity and linguistic nationalism in premodern East Asia”, University of Cambridge
Previous Month, 25 Feb 2017
Ng Qi Siang ’19, Min Lim ’18, and Karen Ho ’17 presented papers at “Conversations in Singapore History”, an undergraduate conference held at Trinity College, Oxford.
From left: Ng Qi Siang ’19, Min Lim ’18, Karen Ho ’17
Previous Month, 09 Feb 2017
Professor Trevor Burnard, “Planters and Fear in the Age of Revolutions”, Head of the School of Historical and Philosophical Studies at the University of Melbourne