Peter Borschberg is an Associate Fellow at NSC. He ordinarily serves a member of the History Department at the National University of Singapore and through his association with the Baltic Borderlands global history project (IRTG 1540) also as a Guest Professor in Modern History at the University of Greifswald. Peter has been working on Europe-Asian interaction between the 16th and 19th centuries with a focus on the Singapore and Melaka Straits. Among his most important publications are his two monographs, The Singapore and Melaka Straits (2010), Hugo Grotius, the Portuguese and Free Trade in the East Indies (2012) as well as the two annotated source translations The Memoirs and Memorials of Jacques de Coutre (2014) and Journal, Memorials and Letters of Admiral Cornelis Matelieff de Jonge (2015). At NSC Peter is finishing up a book titled Admiral Matelieff’s Singapore and Johor, c.1606-1616 and editing a series of texts translated from the Portuguese that touch on Singapore and the Johor River towns between 1511 and c.1590.