Principal Investigator and Professor of Social Sciences (Urban Studies)
Professor Jane M. Jacobs’ research is in the urban studies field with a particular interest in the cultural aspects of the production and consumption of the built environment. She has served on the editorial boards of numerous journals such as Environment and Planning D: Society and Space, Cultural Studies Review, Social and Cultural Geographies, and Annals of the Association of American Geographers, and Antipode, to name a few. She was a founding member of Melbourne’s Institute of Postcolonial Studies and currently serves as the Head of Studies for the Urban Studies Department at Yale-NUS College. Having written on the cultural politics of heritage, critical colonial and postcolonial urbanisms, and the relationship between society and culture, she will be contributing cartographic knowledge as well as public history knowledge for the Digital Historical Maps Project.
Co-Investigator and Dean of Educational Resources & Technology
Much of Dean Ronald Milne’s career has been spent working in research libraries with significant holdings of documentary heritage collections. Having graduated from the University of Edinburgh with an M.A. Honours in German, he subsequently earned his M.A in Library and Information Studies from the University of London. Immediately prior to joining Yale-NUS, Dean Milne was George Lyndon Hicks Fellow with the National Library of Singapore, where he developed a framework for the development of Singapore and Southeast Asia collections. Prior to this, he held leadership roles with the Ministry for Culture and Heritage (New Zealand) and the Alexander Turnbull Library, National Library of New Zealand. Dean Milne has also held leadership positions in the United Kingdom at the Oxford University Library Services (now the Bodleian Libraries) and the British Library. Dean Ronald Milne is Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Library and Information Professionals and a Fellow of the Royal Society of Edinburgh. His contributions to the Digital Historical Maps project flow from his extensive knowledge of research libraries and documentary heritage collections.
Senior Associate Director, IT Services
Paul Tan currently serves as the Senior Associate Director of IT Services at Yale-NUS College with extensive experience leading IT teams. He was formerly the Assistant Director of Information Services at Anderson University and has held positions at the College of William and Mary and Singapore Management University. With his skillset and knowledge, he will be assisting with information and communication technology (ICT), and coordinating technical activities relating to platform development, technical interfaces (IIIF) and User Experience (UX) design of the Digital Historic Maps Project.
Senior Curator, Digital Historical Maps
Chang Yueh Siang possesses a background in the public history and museum profession, having worked as an exhibitions and collections curator at the Victoria and Albert Museum and at the NUS (National University of Singapore) Museum. Most recently, she was responsible for leading a team at the Singapore Bicentennial Office, delivering content for all aspects of the project. She is currently serving as the Senior Curator, Digital Historical Maps at Yale-NUS College.
Tan Tai Yong (President, Yale-NUS College)
Peter Borschberg (Department of History, National University of Singapore)
Derek Heng (Department of History, Northern Arizona University)
Jessica Hanser (Department of History, University of British Columbia)
Supported by the Social Science Research Council, Singapore