Fellowship opportunity at the Temasek History Research Centre in Singapore. Deadline: 30 June 2021
The Temasek History Research Centre (THRC) is dedicated to the historical and archaeological investigation of Singapore and its relationship with the immediate region from the 12th to the 19th century. The Centre’s interest spans the decline of the Sriwijaya empire, when Temasek emerged, to cover the Majapahit empire onwards, as well as Singapore’s relations with the Malacca Sultanate and the later Johor Sultanate.
● Submit a full-length academic paper based on research conducted;
● Give one Public Webinar at ISEAS;
● Assist THRC in media engagements and the organisation of conferences and seminars;
● Contribute to ISEAS collective research and public outreach efforts;
● Convert research content into teaching resource materials.
Research proposals should be original, and history or archaeology focused. They may include, but are not restricted to, themes such as:
● Singapore’s premodern role as a maritime trading port or centre;
● The island’s premodern economy, culture, and society, and its links to the region;
● Understanding Temasek as a political and cultural entity;
● Singapore’s premodern relationship and engagement with political entities in the immediate region.
This Visiting Fellowship is intended for post doctorate researchers, associate professors and full professors with demonstrated high-level research experience in their areas of expertise. Applicants should have an excellent track record of conducting and publishing scientific research and establishing international networks.
Candidates should be fluent in written and spoken English.