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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.
Dr David Clinnick
Research 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.
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
Research Topic: Small- and medium-sized Chinese business firms in pre-war Singapore.
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
Research Topic: Travelling Theologies: Confucian Reformists and Scholars across the Straits of Malacca.
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.