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Talk: Maps and Charts of Singapore from the Archives of Continental Europe- a talk by Dr Peter Borschberg

Maps and Charts of Singapore from the Archives of Continental Europe- a talk by Dr Peter Borschberg

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Talk: Vignettes in Time: Singapore Maps and History through the Centuries – an exhibition curated by Lim Chen Sian featuring the collections of the National Library Board and Mr Lim Shao Bin

Vignettes in Time: Singapore Maps and History through the Centuries – an exhibition curated by Lim Chen Sian featuring the collections of the National Library Board and Mr Lim Shao Bin

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Book Launch: A panel discussion- Singapore: A 700-Year History – From Early Emporium to Global City.

Singapore: A 700-Year History – From Early Emporium to Global City
A panel discussion
The Pod, Level 16, National Library, 100 Victoria Street
Saturday, 20 June 2009 | 2.00pm

Hitherto, much of Singapore’s history has been a history of its colonial past, starting from 1819 when the ambitious Stamford Raffles claimed Singapore for the British East India Company. Few contemporary history books trace Singapore’s past before that time. A notable exception is the new book: Singapore: A 700-Year History – From Early Emporium to Global City authored by local historians Tan Tai Yong, Kwa Chong Guan & Derek Heng. Providing a critical examination of this new volume and offering their own perspectives on the writing of Singapore history are three younger academics and teachers: Jason Lim, Syed Muhd Khairudin Aljunied and Alvin Tan. This forum-styled programme also serves as an engaging and interactive platform between domain experts of the respective subjects with the audience.

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