President’s Message

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Dearest members of the NUS History and European Studies Departments, and members of the public:

I am Ernest Teo, and it is a tremendous honour for me to have this opportunity to serve as the President of the 54th Executive Committee of the NUS History Society.

The Society’s latest Annual General Meeting was held on the 31st August 2018 where 10 dedicated and enthusiastic individuals have been elected to the 54th Executive Committee. Members of the committee are key to the successful running of the society and its various activities. The 54th are a unique group of individuals with a strong desire to serve the History and European Studies Community and I am honoured to be able to work with them. To find out more about the 54th Executive Committee, feel free to check the “Our Committee” page of this website!

On behalf of the 54th Executive Committee, I would like to take this opportunity to thank the Community, past and present, for continuously supporting NUS History Society in your various ways. Stirred by the contributions of generations past, the 54th Executive Committee strives to serve the Community unceasingly and continue this wonderful legacy. I would also like to extend my thanks to the 53rd Executive Committee for your service to NUS History community in AY2017/18. We thank you for your guidance and wish all of you well!

In this new academic year, we hope to continue the good work that has been done. Through various activities and initiatives, we aim to foster greater interest in History among the NUS community and the public. We also have plans to better connect the NUS History and European Studies majors together so that we may forge a stronger community and identity. Here are some exciting developments in the Academic Year 2018/19!

NUS History Society in AY18/19

2019 will mark the year of the 90th anniversary of FASS! As the faculty commemorates its anniversary, NUS History Society will also play a part and contribute to the celebrations. We look forward to commemorating this historical milestone with everyone!

The 54th Executive Committee would also like to continue our engagement with students in schools. The Sejarah Inquisition, a pilot competition organized by the 53rd Executive Committee, offered JC students the opportunity to engage with primary and secondary materials. The competition was well-received, providing the students with a first-hand experience in historical research. In this new academic year, we will further expand on the competition, with aims to reach out to more schools while also shaking up the topics of focus. HISSOC hopes that through this competition, we can develop a deeper interest in History among the students.

HISSOC will also continue our bi-annual magazine publication, the MNEMOZINE, to continue to give students from the community a chance to express their thoughts and insights about Singapore’s heritage and history.

One of our aims for this academic year, is to build and strengthen the bonds of the Community. As I write this address, plans are currently underway to expand our communication channels so that members of the Community can be more involved. We consider it of great importance that the Community is one that communicates; engaging in conversation and discussion, offering advice, and fostering friendships. It is, therefore, one of the main goals of the 54th to find new and innovative ways to make it easy for the Community to come together. With this goal in mind, we hope that by the end of AY18/19, the bonds and the identity of the Community will be strengthened!

Overall, it is our hope that we can continue to provide avenues for the appreciation of History, generate an interest in History by reaching out, as well as strengthening the cohesiveness of our History community!

Communication and Feedback

As a Society, we believe strongly in constantly improving ourselves so that we can better serve our community. The Executive Committee welcomes any feedback which you might have through our various feedback channels. Apart from the contact details which can be found on our website, feel free to contact us through our Facebook and Instagram accounts @nushissoc; these accounts are also the main channels through which HISSOC will release information on upcoming events and any updates we might have.

We, the 54th Executive Committee, are excited to work with the community in this new academic year! We wish all members of the NUS History Society and community a meaningful and purposeful year ahead!

Yours Sincerely,

Ernest Teo

President, NUS History Society 2018/2019




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