History matters.


The bicentenary of Sir Stamford Raffles' landing in Singapore in 2019 is a timely occasion to critically reflect on Singapore's past, and look ahead to our future. As part of the Singapore Bicentennial, Yale-NUS College presents The Future of Our Pasts: History Reimagined (TFOOP), a grant programme and festival to promote interest in Singapore history, and broaden our understanding of our pasts.

Our grant supports projects by students and recent graduates all over Singapore that explore less known historical narratives through various forms of arts and media, from theatre to film, music, writing, and installation art. Their projects will be presented in The Future of Our Pasts Festival come February - March 2019, alongside other exciting Singapore Bicentennial events.

Watch this space!




looking back,
moving forward.

on the bicentenary of Raffles' landing



Meet the teams and projects supported
by The Future of Our Pasts.

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Get the inside scoop as our teams
gear up for the 2019 festival!

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