Friends of Sarawak Museum (FoSM) is organising a free talk on how we should think about history.
Themed ‘How we should think about History: Agency, Morale and Purpose in the Batu Lintang Internment Camp’, the talk will be held at Dewan Kuliah A, Batu Lintang Teachers Training Institute, off Jalan Batu Lintang, Kuching.
The session will take place on Saturday, Feb 23 at 10am onwards.
It will be conducted in English.
“This presentation focuses on the internees of Kuching’s Batu Lintang camp. Rather than viewing them as passive victims, it discusses the resources and strategies they drew upon to influence the nature of their experience.”
There is no registration required but for more information, send a text to 012-8550588.
About the speaker
Dr Peggy L. Day earned her PhD in Ancient Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations in 1986.
She has taught at the University of Winnipeg, located on the Canadian prairies, since 1989.
For the the past 13 years, she has been coming to Sarawak annually. Additionally, Dr Day has been researching the WWII Japanese POW and Internment camp at Batu Lintang for several years.
It is the first such society established in the state and provide opportunities for the public to be involved in promoting heritage.
Their missions are to promote the role of museums in Sarawak’s heritage, to provide a platform for interested parties to contribute to museums and other heritage sites as well as to provide quality interpretation of museums and their contents such as managing docent programmes, school programmes and public talks.