FIBIS AGM and Open Meeting 2023
June 24 @ 10:30 - 17:00Free
Zoom details are available in the members’ area of the website.
PROGRAMME FOR THE DAY
10.30 – 12.00 : FIBIS experts will be available to answer members’ questions
12.00 – 1.00 : Lunch break
1.15 – 2.00 : AGM
2.00 – 3.00 : Locating Anglo-Indians in the Real and Imagined Raj
Uther Charlton- Stevens, historian, author and presenter, will explore through the lens of history, a wide range of aspects of the Raj, including those of race, colour and class hierarchy in colonial British society and its clubs etc. This will be of interest to all those digging around to widen their understanding of the context of their ancestors’ lives in India and beyond. Prepare for a few Prepare for a few surprises.
3.00-3.30: Tea break
3.30-4.30 The work of The British Association for Cemeteries in Southeast Asia (BACSA)
Dr. Rosie Llewellyn-Jones editor of the BACSA journal, Chowkidar, will explore the ongoing work of BACSA, a sister organisation to FIBIS, which was established in 1977 and is mainly concerned with preserving pre-1947 graves. BACSA records grave inscriptions and burial registers, where they exist, and offers financial help for grave and cemetery restoration through local representatives. One of its recent projects was the restoration of the Residency cemetery in Hyderabad. Regular maintenance payments are also made to a small number of cemeteries, such as the magnificent South Park Street cemetery in Kolkata.
**Please register your intention to attend the AGM/Open Meeting.
Names are required in advance by the Union Jack Club, for security reasons.
Please check FIBIS website for latest updates before you travel.
ALL WELCOME! ADMISSION FREE!
*Donations for the second-hand book table welcomed.