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HistoriaSG: Owning History? Memory and the Fall of Singapore


Sat Jun 24 2017, 2:30pm–3:30pm

Where: National Museum Of Singapore, 93 Stamford Road , Museum, Singapore

Restrictions: All ages

Ticket Information:

  • Admission: Free


Listed by: keith

The defence and fall of Singapore during World War Two and the subsequent Japanese occupation is an effective topic within the wider study of Singapore history that we can use to explore these questions. This talk will discuss when, how and why the defence and fall of Singapore became a central topic in the wider study of memory, heritage and history relating to Singapore. It will present observations about how these studies evolved over time and from place to place, and where they seem to be heading today, as well as discuss what shapes memories in history across different vantage points.

This edition of HistoriaSG is presented in collaboration with the Department of History, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, National University of Singapore.

Registration is on a first-come, first-served basis at the following link:

About HistoriaSG

HistoriaSG is a lecture series at National Museum of Singapore that focusses on important but lesser-known aspects of Singapore’s history. With in-depth presentations by local and international academics on a range of topics viewed through a variety of lens from business to science and technology, the environment and specific communities, the series sheds new light on Singapore’s culture, history and heritage.