The History Workroom is a research and editorial consultancy with expertise in Singapore history and heritage. We specialise in transforming archival and secondary research into accessible and interesting forms of public history such as books, exhibitions and walking trails.
The History Workroom was set up in November 2007 by Jaime Koh and Stephanie Ho, two history-lovers who wanted to share their passion with the wider community.
Here, at The History Workroom, we believe that:
– History is a work built out of raw materials – information – from the various sources. History does not appear in a neat package and sits there waiting to be found/read/understood. It is put together by the researcher/historian from the various bits and pieces gathered.
– History is a work-in-progress. It is not static but is dynamic. With the passage of time, more information are found and added to it.
– The end-product should be something useful. History should not be done for the sake of history, but should be illuminating, educational and serve a purpose.
Everyone has a story to tell. What’s yours?
Dr Jaime Koh
Jaime is a former journalist and assistant curator with experience in the media and heritage industries. She started her career at the Singapore History Museum (now National Museum of Singapore) as an assistant curator before moving on to the media industry as a magazine editor and newspaper journalist.
Jaime has authored several books on Singapore’s history and culture, and articles on international relations. She has a Phd (Cultural Studies in Asia) from the National University of Singapore.
Dr Stephanie Ho
Stephanie is a public historian with extensive experience in the education and heritage industries. A former history teacher and museum educator, Stephanie has a PhD (Public History) from the University of Technology, Sydney (UTS).
Stephanie is a sought-after children’s author who has written books for various government agencies including the Ministry of Community Development, Youth and Sports, Ministry of Education and the Housing and Development Board. She writes under the pen name Ho Lee-Ling.
Vina Jie-Min Prasad
Vina is a History honours graduate from the National University of Singapore, and is bilingual in English and Mandarin. She has previously worked as a research assistant for the National Heritage Board.
Her areas of interest include the cultural history of Singapore, as well as the history of crime in Singapore. She is adept at archival research and fact-checking.