Glenn is a Fellow of the Royal Asiatic Society of Great Britain and has contributed to the Oxford Dictionary of National Biography, the Dictionary of Literary Biography, the Macao Historical Dictionary, and is a  Member of the Modern Language Association.  He is founding Director of the Hong Kong Holocaust and Tolerance Centre and is Programme Director of the International Centre for Jewish Studies in London.

Timmermans was the recipient of a major research grant from the University for a project on Contemporary Writing in English [MYRG2015-00083-FAH].  This ran for three years (2015 – 2018) and supported over 12 students through their MA studies.  Over sixteen international writers were brought to the University over the duration of the Project and they were all interviewed by participating students, many of whom went onto write their MA theses on some of these writers.  These interviews were filmed and are now being transcribed and collected into a fully searchable database. With additional funding we hope also to provide subtitles in Chinese for each of the interviews.

The Department of English will host the annual Asian-Pacific Writers and Translators Association Conference in November 2019 and it is hoped many of the participants will also agree to be interviewed and added to this database so that this can be an ongoing collection of contemporary writing.  We have been most fortunate in being able to work also with the Macao Script Road Literary Festival, where many visiting writers have participated in this project.  This has also led to fruitful co-operation within the Department, with Professor Chiu Man Yin, and with the Department of Communication and their film team, especially Professor Ben Hodges.  The support of the University Research Committee with the award of the Multi-Year Research Grant is much appreciated.

  • “Breaking the Silence: Chinese Voices After Atrocity”, Ethics and Challenges of Video Documenting Mass Violence, Comparative Lenses: Video Testimonies of Survivors and Eyewitnesses of Genocide and Mass Violence, Yahad in Unum and George and Irina Schaeffer Center for the Study of Genocide, Human Rights and Conflict Resolution, American University of Paris, 6 – 7 June 2019, Paris.  http://
  • “Crimes of War: Trauma and Memory in China’s War with Japan”, Gelman Library, George Washington University, Washington DC, USA, 11th May 2019.
  • “Sites of Memory; Sites of Mourning: Taking Asian Students to Sites of Holocaust Atrocity”, 10th International Conference in Holocaust Education, Yad Vashem, Jerusalem, June 2018.
  • Lecture:  “China’s Auschwitz: Using and Abusing the Holocaust”, Yad Vashem, Jerusalem, Israel, 6th November, 2017.
  • “Preaching to the Gentiles: Developing Holocaust History and Education to China”, British Association of Holocaust Studies Conference 2016, The Presence of the Holocaust in Society, Politics and Culture, c. 1970 – 2015, UCL Institute of Education, London, UK, July 2016.
  • Salzburg Global Seminar on Holocaust Education and Genocide Prevention, Salzburg, Austria, July 2016. Invited Speaker.
  • “Is the Holocaust Relevant to Asia?”, Beit Lochamei HaGhetaot, Israel, July 2014.
  • “The Holocaust and other Genocides from an Asian Perspective”, Ninth Yad Vashem International Conference on Holocaust Education, Jerusalem, Israel, July 2014.
  • Salzburg Global Seminar on Holocaust Education and Genocide Prevention, Salzburg, Austria, July 2014.  Invited Speaker.
  • “Out of the Ashes:  A Concert of Music Composed in the Camps”, Hong Kong Academy of Performing Arts, 27th January 2013.  Director.
  • “Discussion with Chinese Educators – A Presentation”, Lead a panel discussion with three graduates of the Yad Vashem Holocaust Seminar for Chinese Educators.  Invited Speaker.  Eighth Yad Vashem International Conference on Holocaust Education, Jerusalem, Israel, July 2012.
  • Salzburg Global Seminar on Holocaust Education and Genocide Prevention, Salzburg, Austria, July 2012. Invited Speaker.
  • Lecture:  “Using Holocaust Film in the Classroom”, Yad Vashem, Jerusalem, 30th October 2011.
  • “The Cultural Challenges Inherent in Holocaust Education”, Seventh International Conference on Holocaust Education, Yad Vashem, Jerusalem, June 2010.
  • “Teaching the Shoah in a Chinese University”, Sixth International Conference on Holocaust Education, Yad Vashem, Jerusalem, July 2008.
  • “Just Another Linguistic Casualty: Language and Violence in Brian Friel’s The Freedom of the City”, Fifth Annual Irish Studies Conference, University of Sunderland, UK, 9 – 11 November 2007.
  • Discussant for Panel on “Healing and Reconciliation” (papers on the Nanjing Massacre, The French Resistance, and the Soweto Uprising of 1976), History and Memory Conference, Macau Ricci Institute, Macao, 1 – 3 December 2005.
  • “Relicts of Abandoned Rituals’: Self-Reflexivity in Contemporary Irish Theatre”, Third Annual Irish Studies Conference, University of Sunderland, UK, 11-13 November 2005.
  • “Songs for Dead Children: Loss and Mourning in Recent Irish Drama”, Eighth Conference on English, American and Canadian Studies, Masaryk University, Brno, Czech Republic, 2 – 4 February 2005.
  • “Sir George Thomas Staunton and the Translation of the Qing Legal Code”, Culture, Law and Order: Western and Chinese Traditions Conference, Macao, November 2004.
  • Timmermans, G.  (2019) . “Preface” to The Archive of Confessions: Bernardo Vasques and Envy by Carlos Morais José, translated by David Brookshaw. Macao: PraiaGrande Edições, 7 – 15.
  • 葛蘭‧蒂默曼斯著 Timmermans G (2018), translated by Deng Wei . «中國的大屠殺教育和研究», 杰瑞德博士紀念文集.  Essays in Memory of Dr Jerold Gotel.  河南大學以色列研究中心文從‧第一輯 University of Henan, Centre for Israel Research, 1st edition.總主編/張倩紅 Chief Editor / 主編: 張禮剛 Chief Editor / 副主編: 盧鎮  胡浩 Deputy editor社會科學文獻出版社 Social Sciences Academic Press (China), 69 – 83
  • Timmermans, G. (2016).  “Holocaust Studies and Holocaust Education in China”, in The Image of Jews in Contemporary China (eds. James Ross and Song Lihong), Boston: Academic Studies Press.
  • Timmermans, G. (2016).  “Holocaust Studies and the Nanjing Massacre”, Points East 26/1.
  • Timmermans, G. (2015). Surviving Evil: The Pictorial Language of Sara Atzmon.  Hong Kong:  University of Hong Kong Gallery and Museum.
  • Timmermans, G. (2005). “Michael Shen Fuzhong’s Journey to the West: A Chinese Christian Painted at the Court of James II”. Culture, Art, Religion: Wu Li and His Inner Journey. Macao: Macau Ricci Institute.
  • Timmermans, G. (2005). “Sir George Thomas Staunton and the Translation of the Qing Legal Code”. Chinese Cross Currents, II (1). This article has also been published in Culture, Law and Order: Western and Chinese Traditions. Macao: Macau Ricci Institute (2005).
  • Timmermans, G.. (2004). “Britain, Macao and Portuguese Maritime Ambitions in the South-China Sea”, in (eds.  R. Harding, A. Jarvis, A. Kennerly), British Shipping in China Seas: 1700 to the Present Day. Liverpool: National Museums Liverpool.
  • Timmermans, G. (2003).  “Discussion Paper”, Religion and Culture: Past Approaches, Present Globalisation, Future Challenges.  Macao:  Macau Ricci Institute (2003).