Seminars and Workshops
Cendekiawan Lestari (Masterclass) Series
Cendekiawan Lestari (Masterclass) Series (CLS) is a discursive platform where the contributions and ideas of prominent figures and key Malay intellectuals and intelligentsia in contemporary Singapore, share and pass on their knowledge to the present and future generation.
The objectives of CLS are as follows:
- To recognise and appreciate leading Malay intellectuals and intelligentsias in contemporary Singapore, promote critical thinking, cultivate culture of learning and safeguard our local intellectual tradition;
- To give prominence to our thought leadership and enhance our cultural and intellectual capital; and
- To engage key stakeholders and community members, both young and old, in the arts, cultural and heritage sectors as well as those in the institutes of higher learning (IHLs).
Below is a list of CLS topics covered so far:
*These lectures were delivered in English.
WACANA WARISAN SERIES
Wacana Warisan Series (WWS) is a series of online lectures that aim to encourage the development of new and alternative approaches to understanding Malay history, economy, politics, society, and culture. Beyond the clichés and convenient mainstream narratives, lie many lesser-known facets of the Malay community in Singapore.
The first season of WWS was a year-long programme comprising 12 sessions from January to December 2021 and delivered by MHF Vice-Chairman, Dr. Azhar Ibrahim Alwee. The second season of WWS featured five different speakers. Participants who attended at least 80% of the webinars were issued a Certificate of Attendance. WWS lectures will mostly be delivered in Malay. To register for WWS, follow MHF on Facebook, LinkedIn or subscribe to the newsletter to be notified of any announcements.
Below is a list of WWS topics covered so far:
*These webinars were delivered in English.
Sembang Ilmu Series
Organised in collaboration with the NUS Malay Studies Society (NUSMSS), Sembang Ilmu Series (SIS) is a discursive platform for our youths and young professionals to deliberate and discuss issues relating to the socio-cultural development of the Malays in Singapore, from a contemporary perspective.
The forum-style sessions invite a panel of speakers from undergraduates to lecturers, to present their perspectives on a wide range of topics related to Malay culture and community. Depending on the speaker’s preference, SIS will primarily be delivered in English. To register for SIS, follow MHF on Facebook, LinkedIn or subscribe to the newsletter to be notified of any announcements.
Below is a list of SIS topics covered so far:
|14 March 2020||(Re)Visiting Histories: Writing a History of the Malays*|
|12 September 2020||Ada Apa dengan Bahasa?|
(What’s with Language?)
|6 February 2021||Understanding Our Past, Building for the Future — Malay Youths & History Making*|
|3 April 2021||Arts and Humanities in Community Building: The Young Perspective*|
|11 September 2021||Kita dengan Bahasa, Tumbuh Sampai ke Mana?|
(Us with Language, Where will it Grow?)
|26 March 2022|
|22 May 2022|
|26 November 2022|
|18 March 2023|
|3 June 2023|
|19 August 2023|
|28 October 2023|
*These lectures were delivered in English.
Sembang Ilmu Plus(+) Series
Sembang Ilmu Plus(+) or SIP(+) is a spin-off from MHF’s previous event, Sembang Ilmu, a youth-led forum for the articulation to engage and empower our youths on issues related to Malay heritage, culture, and the arts known as Sembang Ilmu Seminar Series or SIS. SIS (roughly translates to “Let’s Chill & Chat!” in English), which debuted on 14 March 2020, was designed as a discursive platform organised by youth for youth. MHF extended the outreach of this platform to youths from other ethnic groups, by launching SIP(+) at Chamber, The Arts House on 18 June 2022.
SIP(+) is a discursive platform for our youths and young professionals to deliberate and discuss issues relating to the socio-cultural development of Singapore from a contemporary perspective. The forum-style session features a panel of speakers, practitioners, and professionals from the arts and heritage field, presenting their views on wide-ranging topics related to culture and community. All SIPS sessions will be delivered in English. To register for SIS, follow MHF on Facebook, LinkedIn or subscribe to the newsletter to be notified of any announcements.
Below is a list of SIP(+) topics covered so far:
|18 June 2022||Art and Heritage for/in Society|
|28 January 2023||Re-creation of Heritage: Looking at the Past for the Future|
|7 October 2023||Community Building through Cultural Arts|
|4 November 2023||Language and Our Worlds: A Forum on the Power of Language to Shape Our Lives|
|18 November 2023||Empowering Our Youths for Cultural Excellence|
|17 February 2024||The Destiny of Heritage – Our Common Challenges|