CALLING ALL FRESHMEN! Join HistCamp 2013 for an outrageously fun and hilariously memorable experience! Our theme this year, Back to the Future, will bring you through a journey to unravel the history of film. For more info, please visit the History booth during the FASS Open House on 18 May 2013!
Camp dates: 13 -15 July 2013
Please sign up at the link below to indicate your interest and we will get back to you shortly
Here is the 4th issue of the NUS History Society’s very own publication Mnemozine!
This issue is themed around the foreigners in Singapore and it explores a wide range of topics such as the experience of foreigner workers and how they impact our country and foreign influences in our art and film scene.
Have a good read!
Hi fellow History Majors!
Here’s an internship and career portal that you guys might be interested to check out. Alternatively, you can take a look at their Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/GRADSingapore) for nuggets of career advice and details of upcoming events.
Hi everyone! We are back and are proud to present to all of you the third issue of Mnemozine!
Join us as we explore the idea of Social Memory and observe its footprints in things of everyday life as we touch on museums, stamps and even ‘lost’ playgrounds.
Have a good read!
The academic year has just started but there have already been exciting developments in our History Majors community! Last week, Hissoc had its Annual General Meeting to elect the EXCO of AY2012/2013. We now have a wonderful team ready to put our exciting ideas into action!
But before all the action begins, here’s a heartfelt note from our President, Ms Nathalie Ng, who wishes to express her gratitude towards the previous committee and to thank them for their efforts.
Before I introduce the new members of my team, we would first like to take this opportunity to thank the outgoing EXCO of AY2011/2012 for their dedication and massive contribution to Hissoc over the past academic year. One of our President’s main concerns last year was trying to reach out to as many majors and minors as possible and organize activities that would benefit all of you. As such, we hope that through some of our events last year, that Hissoc has been able to engage you in one way or another. Be it through the career talks, welfare pack distributions or the occasional short articles that some of you contribute to the Hissoc publication, Mnemozine.
But none of these events or projects would have been possible if not for all the support that you have given us. We would like to express our gratitude and thanks to all of you who came forward to take part in our activities last year! If there’s anything that you feel we might be able to do to ameliorate your stint as a student or any ideas that you would like to share, don’t hesitate to drop us an email and we’ll see if we can work something out.
Once again! Thank you all for your support so far and we hope that you will continue to work with and support us throughout this academic year and beyond!
Nathalie Ng – President
Li Ling – Vice President
Tan Yan Tong – Honorary General Secretary
Rayner Teo – Honorary Treasurer
Jessica Lee – History Festival Director
Ann Cheng Koon – History Festival Deputy Director
Matthew Koo – History Festival Deputy Director
Tan Sock Keng – Publications Public Relations and Project Director
Ngiam Xing Yi – Publications Chief Editor
Wilson Lim – Camp Director
Trendy Tan – Camp Director
Tan Wen Jern – Welfare Director
Thia Shi Ting – Welfare Deputy Director
Yuen Ting Yi – IT/Publicity Director
That’s all! Stay tuned to this site for more exciting updates!
In the second seminar of History Festival 2012, leading film director Riri Riza and award-winning playwright Chong Tze Chien will talk about the use and importance of history and historical sources in film and the dramatic arts. A prize presentation will also be held at the end of the seminar for winners of the Hi-Story My Story Filmmaking Competition. Congratulations once again to the winning schools!
- First prize (S$800 cash prize): The Fullerton Building. By Ryan Sam Zhi Hao, Leong Zhiming, Toh Yu Ze, Ho Han Fan, Raffles Institution (Team 3)
- First runner-up (S$500 cash prize): Evolution of Bras Basah Complex. By Ng Zheng Nan Ben, Matthew Goh Xin Zhi, Ryan Yeo, Luke John Lee, Singapore School of Science and Technology (Team 1)
- Second runner-up (S$300 cash prize): The Old National Library – A Legacy to Last. By Leow Wen An, Lum Jie Le Jonathan, Ange Ng Jing Min, Mohamad Abdul Faizal B Alias, Tan Jing Xiong, Marsiling Secondary School (Team 1)
- Second runner-up (S$300 cash prize): The Substation – An Island. By Clare Chong, Lloyd Koh, Nishok, Marcel Kempers, Singapore School of the Arts
- Date: 4th August 2012 (Saturday)
- Registration: 1.30pm
- Time: 2pm to 4pm
- Venue: The Salon, Level 1, National Museum of Singapore
- Please register at http://goo.gl/01DTZ
Dear freshies, please note that the camp dates have been changed from 24th-25th July to 25th-26th July due to the clash with FASS Matriculation on the 24th. We apologise for any inconvenience caused. We hope to see you on the 25th-26th!
Wanna find out how comic books tell you more about history? Or how science and technology can be reconciled with the seemingly opposite study of history?
Join us for the History Seminar Approaching History with Multiple Perspectives on 2nd June (Saturday)!
Follow this link http://tinyurl.com/6pkrtfc to sign up!
Love History but not sure what NUS History is all about? Or undecided about what to major in FASS? Then the History Orientation Programme is the one for you! On 24 and 25 July 2012, the NUS History Society will be conducting a 2D1N orientation for incoming freshmen, where we will introduce the history discipline and department to you. Also, jumpstart your first semester and CAP with the exclusive insider and exam tips shared by the seniors, and who knows, you could make it to NUS history for being The One With The Perfect CAP.
Think History is boring or irrelevant? Give us 2D1N, and we’ll change this misconception faster than the British took to surrender Singapore to the Japanese! Join us on the Amazing Race and other fun camp games, and be surprised by what our little red dot can offer.
So what are you waiting for now? Sign up at http://tinyurl.com/histcamp today, and spread the word and love to your friends! Feel free to email us at email@example.com for any clarifications, and see you on 24th July!
(By the way, kumbukumbu means history book or memoir in Swahili.)
Click on the “HistFest 2012” tab above to find out more!