Building on the success of our one-day open lecture meetings, FIBIS trustees are now preparing a three-day conference where FIBIS members and the general public can learn more about this fascinating period in their ancestors’ lives.
Over the weekend delegates can enjoy presentations on a wide range of subjects connected with the British in India, take part in open forum discussions and workshops and put questions to the experts.
What’s on at the FIBIS conference?
A friendly and social gathering in the heart of England
Enjoy specialist lectures on British India and Society. Speakers that have confirmed they will speak so far are:
- Charles Allen – historian and writer
- Peter Bailey – FIBIS Chairman and author
- Gill Blanchard – historian, genealogist and author
- Anne de Courcy – writer and journalist
- Michael Gandy – genealogist and author
- Sylvia Murphy – former FIBIS Australian membership liaison and genealogist
- Jayne Shrimpton – dress historian, portrait specialist and photo detective
- Hedley Sutton – British Library Asia Pacific and Africa Collections Reading Room Manager
A couple more people have yet to confirm, but will be added to our list of speakers on the official conference website when they do.
Ask our experts to help you solve your family history puzzles
Meet other family researchers, compare notes and display documents and photographs
Other activities include:
- Gala dinner
- Special interest groups
- Workshops and 1:1 sessions on:
- identifying research sources
- making the best use of our website
- contributing to FIBIwiki
- social networking and social media