Temasek History Research Centre Researchers

Ms SEAH Esther

 

Research Officer

Research Interests: Archaeology
Email: esther_seah@iseas.edu.sg
Tel.: 68704549

 

Dr TAI Yew Seng

 

Visiting Fellow

Research Interests: Archaeology and History

Email: tai_yew_seng@iseas.edu.sg
Tel.: 68704552

 

Ms FONG Sok Eng

 

Research Officer

Research Interests: –
Email: fong_sok_eng@iseas.edu.sg
Tel.: 68704551

 

Elizabeth MOORE

 

Associate Fellow

Research Interests: Archaeology
Email: elizabeth_moore@iseas.edu.sg
Tel.:-

 

Terenjit SEVEA

 

Associate Fellow
Dr Teren Sevea is an Assistant Professor at the Department of South Asia Studies at the University of Pennsylvania. His research focuses upon the history of religion and Islam in early modern and modern Southeast Asia, Islamic manuscripts of the Malay world, and Islamic connections across the Bay of Bengal. He is also the co-editor of a volume entitled Islamic Connections: Muslim Societies in South and Southeast Asia.Email: terenjit_sevea@iseas.edu.sg
Tel.: 68704552

 

Dr Terence Chong

 

Head

Deputy Director, ISEAS – Yusof Ishak Institute
Research Interests: Malaysian Domestic Politics, Religious Fundamentalism, Social and Cultural Resistance, Culture Globalisation in Southeast Asia
Email:  terence_chong@iseas.edu.sg
Tel.: 68704518

 

Derek HENG

 

Associate Senior Fellow

Research Interests: Trans-Regional History (pre-modern) of Maritime Asia
Email: derek_heng@iseas.edu.sg
Tel.: –

 

Mr KWA Chong Guan

 

Associate Fellow
Research Interests: History
Email: –
Tel.: –

 

Prof John MIKSIC

 

Associate Senior Fellow
Research Interests: History
Email: seajnm@nus.edu.sg
Tel.:-

 

Michael FLECKER

 

Visiting Fellow
Dr Michael Flecker has more than 30 years of experience in searching for and archaeologically excavating ancient shipwrecks, specialising in the evolution and interaction of various Asian shipbuilding traditions. In 2002 he received a PhD from the National University of Singapore based on his excavation of the 10th century Intan Wreck in Indonesia. His thesis was published as a book by the British Archaeological Report Series (2002). Other works include the book, Porcelain from the Vung Tau Wreck (2001), contributions to Shipwrecked: Tang Treasures and Monsoon Winds (2010) and Southeast Asian Ceramics: New Light on Old Pottery (2009), as well as numerous articles in the International Journal of Nautical Archaeology, the Mariner’s Mirror and World Archaeology.

After graduating with First Class Honours in Civil Engineering from the University of Western Australia in 1983, Dr Flecker worked for a Singapore-based engineering company. In 1987 he changed tack by joining Pacific Sea Resources as diving supervisor for the two-year excavation of the 1638 Manila Galleon, Nuestra Senora de la Concepcion, in Saipan. In 1992 he established the company, Maritime Explorations, and went on to direct some of the most important shipwreck excavations in Asia including the 9th century Belitung Wreck (Arab dhow), the 10th century Intan Wreck (Indonesian lashed-lug), the 13th century Java Sea Wreck (Indonesian lashed-lug), the 15th century Bakau Wreck (Chinese flat-bottomed junk), the c. 1608 Binh Thuan Wreck (Chinese junk), and the c. 1690 Vung Tau Wreck (Chinese/European hybrid).

Email: michael_flecker@iseas.edu.sg
Tel.: 68704559