NTU Postgraduate History Workshop AY22/23 Sem 1

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August 17, 2022 to October 26, 2022
Subject Fields: 
Asian History / Studies, Colonial and Post-Colonial History / Studies, Eastern Europe History / Studies, History of Science, Medicine, and Technology, World History / Studies

The inaugural NTU History Postgraduate Workshop centers around the theme of imperial and colonial legacies. Led by graduates from the Nanyang Technological University in Singapore, the fortnightly workshop takes place over the semester on Zoom and features postgraduates from all around the world. All are welcome!

Abstracts can be found in the respective Zoom signup links below:

Time: Wednesdays, 5:00-6:00 PM (SGT/GMT+8)*

17 August        Hayley Keon (The University of Hong Kong)

‘Bad Boys’ and ‘Fast Girls’: Policing American Adolescence in Shanghai, 1917-1937



31 August        Melinda Susanto (Leiden University)

Medicine at the Crossroads of Intercultural Exchanges in the Indian Ocean World, 1600s-1800s



14 September         Sophia Chen (Tsinghua University)

Air, Light and Dust: Surveillance and Discipline within Maternity Hospitals in Colonial Singapore



28 September        Phoebe Ng (Freie Universität Berlin/Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin)

The Macau Museum in Lisbon: Eurocentrism and Postcolonialism in the History of Science and Museology



12 October        Arnav Bhattacharya (University of Pennsylvania) 

The Bigotry of Hindu Sexual Science: Tracing the Colonial Roots of the Sexual Stigmatization of Muslims in India 


*Time switched to 9:00-10:00 AM (SGT)


26 October         Ana Villegas (University of Toronto)

My Brother or the ‘Other’?: Justifying Russian Colonialism in Ukraine throughout the Twentieth Century


*Time switched to 9:00-10:00 AM (SGT)



Contact Info: 

Updates on Twitter: @ntuhistworkshop