The Temasek History Research Centre (THRC) at ISEAS – Yusof Ishak Institute (ISEAS) has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the National Centre for Archaeology (ARKENAS), Indonesia on 13 February 2020, Thursday, forming a collaboration to conduct the first THRC Field School.
Group photo after MOU Signing at ARKENAS office in Jakarta. From left to right – Mr Shinatria Adhityatama, ARKENAS Representative for THRC Field School 2020; Dr Karoly Belenyesy, THRC Field School Director; Dr I Made Geria, Director, ARKENAS; Mr Marlon Ririmasse, Head of Programme and Collaborative Division, ARKENAS; and Dr Hélène Njoto, Visiting Fellow, THRC, ISEAS. (Credit: ISEAS – Yusof Ishak Institute)
To be held in East Java in July 2020, the Field School will train Singaporean students on basic knowledge on regional archaeology, art history and related fields, with a focus on the ancient polity of Majapahit (ca 13th-15th centuries CE) and neighbouring hermitage sites located in Mount Penanggungan.
The THRC Field School is part of its Southeast Asian Heritage Programme, which is supported by Temasek Foundation.
THRC Field School 2020 has been cancelled in view of COVID-19.