In commemoration of the bicentennial of Stamford Raffles’s establishment of an East India Company settlement on Singapore in 2019, the Nalanda-Sriwijaya Centre (NSC), at the ISEAS-Yusof Ishak Institute, has organised a special lecture series entitled ‘1819 and Before: Singapore’s Pasts’. This seminar series aims to introduce the premodern and early history of Singapore, and to locate it in the broader region.
- Why Was There No Singapore Before Raffles?, 18 July 2018
- The Orang Laut and the Realm of the Straits (Negara Selat), 25 July 2018
- Buddhist Accounts of Maritime Crossings in the Southern Seas, 14 August 2018
- Portuguese and Dutch Records for Singapore before 1819, 9 October 2018
Click here for videos of the '1819 and Before: Singapore’s Pasts' lectures.