ISB hosts lectures by historians

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YEAR Nine history students at International School Brunei (ISB) yesterday attended special lectures by two Universiti Brunei Darussalam (UBD) historians at the school’s theatre.

The lectures, delivered by Dr Frank Dhont of the UBD Institute of Asian Studies and Dr Maslin Jukim of the UBD Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (FASS), were held in conjunction with ISB’s hosting of the ‘Stories Through Memories: 70 Years of Friendship’ multimedia exhibition.

The exhibition is a joint project between the Australian High Commission and UBD that showcases historical photos from the Australian War Memorial archives and first-hand video interviews with Bruneians who lived throughout World War II.

ISB Head of History Toby Kroon called the exhibition a “fantastic learning resource”.

“We are very pleased to be hosting (the exhibition) at ISB, particularly as a wrap-up to this term’s Year Nine history module on World War II in Borneo,” he said.

‘Stories Through Memories’ last year made its way to all four districts of Brunei and was set up at ISB over the past week due to its overwhelming success and ongoing public interest, the Australian High Commission said.

According to Australian High Commissioner Todd Mercer, the exhibition has attracted over 2,000 visitors since its launch, representing around 40 schools, all four districts and at least 22 nationalities.

“In addition, around 16 seminars and private tours, including a highly successful panel seminar for around 70 teachers, academics and government officials, have been held since its inception.”

The exhibition at ISB ends today.

The Brunei Times