Published on : 21 Feb 2017
Research Fellowship 2017 Sharing
Date: 28 March 2017
Time: 4.00pm – 5.30pm
Venue: Level 1, Visitors’ Briefing Room, 100 Victoria Street, National Library Building, Singapore 188064
Join us on 28 March as the research fellows of the Lee Kong Chian Research Fellowship and George Lyndon Hicks Fellowship for Southeast Asia Collections share the findings from their research.
Admission is free. Please click here to register.
The Lee Kong Chian (LKC) Research Fellowship (LKCRF) aims to facilitate new research and publications about Singapore and Southeast Asian culture, economy and heritage. This will enrich the Asia-centric collections and resources of the Lee Kong Chian Reference Library at the National Library, Singapore. Since 2005, the LKC Research Fellowship has been awarded to a total of 53 fellows, whose research topics range from colonial history to social history.
The George Lyndon Hicks Fellowship for Southeast Asia Collections (GLHF) was set up with the aim of developing the National Library, Singapore's (NLS) collections on Singapore and Southeast Asia. This would in turn enrich the Asia-centric collections and resources of the NLS. Through the GLHF, the NLS seeks to foster partnerships with collectors worldwide.
About the Speakers
Dr David Clinnick (George Lyndon Hicks Fellow)
Topic: Contributions made by Michael Tweedie, the former director of the Raffles Museum, to the field of human prehistory and the archaeological record of Southeast Asia.
Bio: Dr David Clinnick is an honorary research fellow in Archaeology at Durham University. He has been conducting research and developing the National Library, Singapore’s collection on the contributions made by Michael Tweedie, former director of the Raffles Museum, to the field of human prehistory and the archaeological record of Southeast Asia. Tweedie was the first museum director after the war, and as a scientist, he conducted many archaeological excavations in Malaya and wrote many books on its early history.
Dr Henry Chong Ren Jie (Lee Kong Chian Research Fellow)
Topic: Small- and medium-sized Chinese business firms in pre-war Singapore
Bio: Hailing from Malaysia, Dr Henry Chong obtained his PhD from the Chinese University of Hong Kong in 2015. His thesis explores the inter-relation between a Chinese family firm and Chinese family using the Nanyang Brothers Tobacco Company and the Jian family as case studies.
Dr Ivana Prazic (Lee Kong Chian Research Fellow)
Topic: Travelling Theologies: Confucian Reformists and Scholars across the Straits of Malacca
Bio: Originating from Serbia, Ivana Prazic will share her findings on the religion-based encounters between Chinese intellectuals across the Straits of Malacca at the turn of the 20th century. Prazic recently completed her PhD thesis, Cheng Ho-Related Piety in Post-New Order Indonesia: Theologies of Emancipation, with the Asian Studies Program at the University of Sydney, Australia.