Students in the summer school conducted field exercises at various memory sites in and outside Penang. Fieldwork, though brief and intense, is an important part of the learning process, that participants generally identify as one of the most rewarding aspects of the summer school. They get to know problems and issues from local perspectives, learn to apply concepts from the lectures, work with other students collaboratively in an international setting, receive methodological tutoring from lecturers, and acquire first-hand experience of the joys and frustrations of doing fieldwork.
Here are the sites they examined this year:
1. Lembah Bujang monument complex
2. George Town World Heritage Inc. (GTWHI)
3. Tua Pek Kong temple
4. Masjid Kapitan Keling
5. Teochew Puppet and Opera Museum