Jean Ellis’s family, like so many others, left their lives and homes in Burma when the Japanese invaded during WW2. In her book ‘Goodbye Burma’ she uses family documents, personal anecdote and detailed research to reimagine the experience of leaving at this chaotic and dramatic moment in history, the approaching end of empire. She follows individual family members as they ultimately risk a long and arduous journey to reach the safety of India.
The next FIBIS residential conference celebrates the society’s 20th birthday and will run from Friday 28th to Sunday 30th September at the Hawkwell House Hotel in Iffley, Oxford. We have lined up speakers on a range of topics which we hope will fill in some gaps and encourage delegates to pursue their own investigations. There will be opportunities over the weekend to consult FIBIS and other experts on individual research problems, and also to view examples of past FIBIS [...]