NTU Postgraduate History Workshop AY22/23 Sem 2

Fidellithy Tan's picture
January 17, 2023 to March 7, 2023
Subject Fields: 
Asian History / Studies, South Asian History / Studies, Southeast Asian History / Studies, Law and Legal History, East Asian History / Studies

The second NTU History Postgraduate Workshop centers around Asian history. Led by graduates from the Nanyang Technological University in Singapore, the workshop takes place over the semester on Zoom/in-person and features postgraduates from all around the world. All are welcome!

Abstracts and biographies can be found on the website: ntuhistworkshop.wordpress.com

Updates can be found on Twitter: twitter.com/ntuhistworkshop

Zoom registration links as follows:





17 January 2023 (Hybrid, in-person at HSS Meeting Room 1)


British Imperialism and the Cold War in Southeast Asia

Benjamin Goh (University of Cambridge): Making World History from the Margins of Empire: History Making at the University of Malaya in the 1950s and 1960s

Joshua Tan (University of California, Santa Cruz): Diaspora, Decolonization, and the Cold War University: Revisiting Singapore’s Nanyang University (1950s-60s) 


31 January 2023


Song and Ming China

Peter Zhang (Columbia University): A Distant-Reading of the Ming and Song Tributary System


14 February 2023


Constitutional Reform in Persia

Soheil Ghasemi Bojd (Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies): The Tehran School of Political Science and the Origins of the Discipline of International Law in Persia (1899-1919)

Sara Zanotta (University of Pavia): Reflecting on Constitutionalism from Istanbul, Temir Khan Shura and Calcutta: Iranian Publishing Activities and the Emergence of Iranian-Asian Constitutional Connections


28 February 2023 (Hybrid, Venue TBC)


Transnational Networks in Asia

James Wong (Chinese University of Hong Kong): Connecting the British World: The BBC in Hong Kong and Singapore

Wong Tsz Ho (University of Edinburgh): The Capital Networks of the Wartime Japanese Empire’s Non-Ferrous Metals Industry

Manaswini Sen (University of Hyderabad): Communism, Anti-Colonialism, and Forging of a Greater Southeast Asian Identity: Tracing Transnationalism in the Trade Union Movement of Late Colonial Bengal (1920-47)


7 March 2023


Gender and Sexuality in South Asia

Fidellithy Tan (Nanyang Technological University): Sexual Abuse, Theosophy and Jurisdiction in Colonial India: Krishnamurti’s Case

Maria Tumiotto (University of Manchester): Dreaming of Lenin: Gender, Class and the Bhadra Identity in Bengali Colonial Prisons

Contact Info: