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Michael Aung-Thwin Appointed to George E. Bogaars Professorship in History at NUS


Professor Michael Aung-Thwin (Professor, UHM Asian Studies, Member, Center for Southeast Asian Studies) will spend the 2018-2019 academic year at the National University of Singapore occupying the George E. Bogaars Professorship in History.

This endowed Professorship honors George Edwin Bogaars, one of the most distinguished Eurasian Singaporeans of the Pioneer Generation who lay the grounds for the independent Republic. He was a key architect of the Singapore civil service, and one of the most eminent graduates of the Department of History, NUS. The Department has recently appointed Professor Michael Aung-Thwin, a specialist of “medieval” Myanmar, to fill this position as a Visiting Professor. He will contribute to the teaching of undergraduates and graduates on the history of Myanmar and also present a public lecture on the importance of Eurasians in the study and development of Southeast Asian studies.

You can read more about the Bogaars Professorship on the NUS Department of History website.

Dr. Aung-Thwin was also featured in UH News:

“I am honored by this recognition, because it is named after one of the most distinguished Eurasian Singaporeans of the Pioneer Generation who laid the groundwork for the independent republic,” said Aung-Thwin. “Bogaars was also a key architect of the Singapore civil service, and one of the most eminent graduates of the NUS Department of History.”