Lectures in History,
Humanities and Social Studies Education,
Nanyang Technological University,
BA Hons (First Class in History)
Tutor in the
1989-1991 Assistant Course Writer for long distance education programmes, and Research Assistant, School of Humanities and Social Sciences, University of Central Queensland, Rockhampton, Australia.
1991-1993 Research Assistant in the History and Government Departments at the University of Queensland, and Sessional Lecturer in the School of Humanities, Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane, Australia.
1993-2004 Lecturer/Assistant Professor in
History, School of Arts, Nanyang Technological
2004- Associate Professor in History,
Humanities and Social Studies Education, National Institute of Education, Nanyang Technological
INFORMATION ON SOME SUBJECTS TAUGHT
MY TWO LATEST BOOKS ARE BOTH TO MARK THE 70th ANNIVERSARY OF THE FALL OF SINGAPORE:
(1) THE SPORTSMEN OF CHANGI (Sydney: New South Books, 2012) For details see the publisher’s website:
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(2) WAR MEMORY AND THE MAKING OF MODERN MALAYSIA AND SINGAPORE (Singapore: NUS Press, 2012) For details see the publisher’s website
Blackburn, K., The Sportsmen of Changi, Sydney, New South, 2012) 296 pp.
Blackburn, K., and Karl Hack, War Memory and the Making of Modern Malaysia and Singapore (Singapore: NUS Press, 2012) 459 pp.
Blackburn, K., and Edmund Lim, “Singapore’s ‘Little Japan’ and its Japanese Cemetery” in Ed. Kevin YL Tan, Spaces of the Dead: A Case from the Living, Singapore: Ethos Books (2011): 180-203.
Blackburn, K., ‘War Memory and Nation-building in South East Asia’, South East Asia Research, SOAS University of London (March 2010), (18) 1: 5-31.
Blackburn, K., ‘Recalling War Trauma of the Pacific War and the Japanese Occupation in the Oral History of Malaysia and Singapore’, Oral History Review, Oxford University Press, USA (2009) (36) 2: 231-252.
Blackburn, K., ‘Nation Building, Identity and War Commemoration Spaces in Malaysia and Singapore’, Southeast Asian Culture and Heritage in a Globalising World: Diverging Identities in a Dynamic Region, Eds. Rahil Ismail, Ooi Giok Ling, and Brian Shaw, Farnham, Surrey, Ashgate (2009): 93-114.
Blackburn, K., and Hack, Karl, (eds)
Forgotten Captives in
Blackburn, K., ‘History From
Above: The Use of Oral History in Shaping Collective Memory in Singapore’ in Oral
History and Public Memory, Eds.
Blackburn, K., ‘Heritage Site, War Memorial and Tourist
Blackburn, K., ‘Four Corners Television History of Gallipoli and the
Fall of Singapore’, Public
Blackburn, K., ‘Public Forum
With Veterans and the Wartime Generation at Singapore in 2005’, Oral
History Association of Australia Journal,
Blackburn, K., ‘Colonial Armies as Postcolonial History: Commemoration and Memory of the Malay Regiment in Modern Singapore and Malaysia’, Colonial Armies in Southeast Asia, Eds. Karl Hack and Tobias Rettig, London, United Kingdom, Routledge (2006): 302-327.
Blackburn, K. and Chew, Ju Ern, Daniel. ‘Dalforce at the Fall of Singapore in 1942: An Overseas Chinese Heroic Legend’, Journal of the Chinese Overseas, Singapore (2005) (1): 2: 233-259.
Blackburn, K. and Hack, Karl, Did
Singapore Have to Fall?
The family at Merdeka Square, Kuala Lumpur, Boxing Day 2010