Lectures in History,
Humanities and Social Studies Education,
BA Hons (First Class in History)
1987-1988 Sessional 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
Blackburn, K., ‘The “Democratization” of Memories of the Singapore Past’, BKI (Bijdragen tot de Taal-, Land- en Volkenkunde/Journal of the Humanities and Social Sciences of Southeast Asia and Oceania), (2013) (169) 4: 431-456.
Blackburn, K., ‘Family Memories as Alternative Narratives to the State's Construction of Singapore's National History’, In Loh, K.S., Dobbs, S. & Koh, E. (Eds.), Oral History in Southeast Asia: Memories and Fragments (New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2013), pp. 55-81.
Blackburn, K., The Sportsmen of Changi, (Sydney: UNSW Press, 2012) 298 pp. http://www.newsouthbooks.com.au/isbn/9781742233024.htm
Blackburn, K., and Karl Hack, War Memory and the Making of Modern Malaysia and Singapore (Singapore: NUS Press, 2012) 476 pp. http://www.nus.edu.sg/nuspress/subjects/SS/978-9971-69-599-6.html
Blackburn, K, ‘Mary Turnbull’s History Textbook for the Singapore Nation’, in Studying Singapore's Past: C.M. Turnbull and the History of Modern Singapore, Ed. Nicholas Tarling, (Singapore: NUS Press, 2012): 28-49.
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., ‘Oral history as a product of malleable and shifting memories in Singapore’, The Makers and Keepers of Singapore History, Eds. Loh Kah Seng and Liew Kai Khiun, Singapore, Ethos (2010): 205-231
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 Karl Hack, (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 Karl Hack, Did
Singapore Have to Fall?