The video recording of this excellent talk given by Wendy Pratt (FIBIS Member) and Peter Bleakley at the FIBIS Spring Lecture meeting 22 May 2010 is now available for viewing in the members area of the FIBIS website on the presentations page.
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We have received the following details of Bengal History Week 2-10 October 2010 at the Brick Lane Circle
EAST INDIA COMPANY WALKS
(Advance booking only)
Saturday 2 October 2010, 3-5pm
City of London and West End by Nick Robins (The Corporation that Changed the World: How the East India Company Shaped the Modern Multinational)
Sunday 3 October 2010, 2-4pm
Invisible Empire and East India Company Dockside by Dr Georgie Wemyss (The Invisible Empire: White Discourse, Tolerance and Belonging)
PLASSEY’S LEGACY: EAST INDIA COMPANY EXHIBITION
Monday 4 – Sunday 10 October 2010
Mile End Arts Pavilion, Ashcroft Rd, E3 5TW
The exhibition is based on the book Plassey’s Legacy: young Londoners explore the hidden story of the East India Company. The book has been written by eight young people (18-25) who explored the London heritage of the East India Company and the city’s historical links with Bengal.
Exhibition Opening hours 9.30am-5.30pm
The exhibition is open to all and Brick Lane Circle particularly welcomes school visits, which can be arranged during weekdays: 10.30am, 11.30am, 1.30pm and 2.30pm, starting from Monday afternoon, 4 October 2010.
Monday 4 October 2010, 4.30pm – 8.30pm
Private viewing, special guest speaker, networking and entertainment
More details will be provided in due course
Friday 8 October 2010, 9.30am-2.00pm
Young people’s conference
Half day conference, including lunch, aimed at young people from secondary schools and colleges. The conference will have presentations from a number of young authors of the Plassey’s Legacy book, workshops, refreshment / lunch and informal discussion. Teachers and youth organizations are encouraged to bring their students to participate in this unique conference.
There will be an opportunity for students and young people to learn about shared history, exchange knowledge and experiences with each other and contribute ideas for making heritage learning more interesting and valuable.
Tuesday 5 October 2010
Muslim Rule in Bengal (1204-1757) by Mojlum Khan, who was born in Habiganj, Bangladesh and brought up and educated in the UK. He is the author of several publications and research papers including the acclaimed book The Muslim 100: The Lives, Thoughts and Achievements of the Most Influential Muslims in History (2008, reprinted 2009, 2010) and The Muslim Heritage of Bengal (forthcoming). Idea Store Whitechapel, 321 Whitechapel Rd, E1 1BU
Wednesday 6 October 2010, 7-9pm
Bengal Muslim Identity: Mapping Changing Perspectives by Dr Ferhana Hashem, a Research Fellow at the University of Kent. She recently completed two research projects: ‘What kind of language service should public authorities provide to minority groups: the case of Bangladeshis in London’ and ‘Ethnic Options of Mixed Race Identity’ in Britain’. Ferhana completed her doctorate in political sociology in 2003, which examined Bengal Muslim identity in the Indian subcontinent. Idea Store Chrisp Street, 1 Vesey Path, East India Dock Road, E14 6BT
Thursday 7 October 2010
The beginnings of British rule in Bengal by Dr Jon E. Wilson, who teaches history of South Asia at King’s College London, and recently completed a book on the colonial regime in Bengal entitled The Domination of Strangers. He studied History and Anthropology at Oxford University and the New School for Social Research. Idea Store Chrisp Street, 1 Vesey Path, East India Dock Road, E14 6BT
Friday 8 October 2010
The establishment of the Hindu College in Calcutta in 1817 and the 19th Century Bengal Renaissance
Details of speaker and venue to be confirmed
Saturday 9 October 2010, 3.00-5.00pm
Bangladesh: Partitions, Nationalisms and Legacies for State-Building by Professor Mushtaq Khan, who teaches economics at SOAS. He completed his first degree in Philosophy, Politics and Economics at the University of Oxford and then studied PhD in Economics at Cambridge. Previously he taught at the universities of both Oxford and Cambridge. Information on his research interests are available on http://mercury.soas.ac.uk/users/mk17/
Mile End Arts Pavilion, Ashcroft Rd, E3 5TW
Sunday 10 October 2010, 2.00-4.00pm
The ethno-nationalist conflict in Chittagong Hill Tracts: A tale of partition 1947 by Rumana Hashem, who teaches sociology, culture and gender in University of East London. She is finishing her PhD on Gender and Armed Conflict: The case of the Chittagong Hill Tracts. Prior to joining UEL she taught sociology and gender in BRAC University.
Sunday 10 October 2010, 4.00-6.00pm
Details to be confirmed
Mile End Arts Pavilion, Ashcroft Rd, E3 5TW
All welcome! Free Entry!
For further details please call 07574224891 or email email@example.com www.bricklanecircle.org
Led by the Open University, in collaboration with the University of Oxford and King’s College London, Making Britain is an inter-disciplinary research project which examines the formative contributions South Asians made to Britain’s literary, political and cultural life in the period 1870–1950. Funded by the AHRC and supported by a number of distinguished partners and academic advisors, the project examines how South Asians positioned themselves within British society and culture, and explores the significance of their impact on British life. It traces some of the key historical links and cultural exchanges between South Asians and Britons, whilst also exploring the tensions that arose from such encounters.
Through extensive new archival research, the project seeks to uncover the rich cultural output of this early diasporic community and heighten public awareness of the depth of South Asian contribution to contemporary British life. As well as producing published outputs, and hosting seminars and a public exhibition, the project has created an interactive database with material relating to South Asians in Britain.
For further information about the project, please see the About page.
On 13-14 September, the Open University will hold the ‘Bharat Britain’ conference at the British Library. To find out more and reserve a place, click here.
- Title: South Asia Research Group – Getting the Most out of Fibiwiki
- When: Sat 28 Aug 1.30pm – 3.30pm
- Where: 120 Kent Street – Richmond Villa – Sydney
- Category: Research Groups & Computer User Groups
Fibiwiki is a wiki where you can read and share information helpful for researching ancestors in India. It not only contains research guides, but also lists sources, and general background information about the culture, society and history of India during the period from 1600 to 1947. Member Maureen Evers is a major contributor to the wiki and many of us have benefited from her articles. She will show us how to get the most out of the fibiwiki and also how to edit or add new articles.
Members – $8.00 - click to book
Non-members – $12.00 – click to book
The following event has been announced on the Institution of Engineering and Technology website.
Date 23 September 2010
13:00 – 16:30
Institution of Mechanical Engineers
1 Birdcage Walk
Are you researching a family member who was an engineer? Are you interested in the history of engineering and invention? Three major engineering institutions are holding an open day for family historians at the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, Westminster, 23 September 2010 from 1pm – 4:30pm. This is an exciting opportunity to talk with the professional custodians of the archives and see the stunning Elizabethan-style library, designed by Basil Slade in 1899.
This event is of interest for those researching the history of civil, mechanical or electrical engineers and the engineering industry, and who would like to take a closer look at the historical records available. It offers a chance to see some of the archives of the Institution of Civil Engineers, the Institution of Mechanical Engineers and the Institution of Engineering and Technology. The archivists will also be giving short talks on researching your engineering ancestors, the international history of engineering, technical education and engineering in wartime.
The event is free but pre-booking is essential: please email the IMechE Archives at firstname.lastname@example.org
Date: 28-30 May 2010
Venue: Mulwala, Victoria, Australia
On the Sunday FIBIS representative, Sylvia Murphy, will be speaking about– “Nabobs, Sahibs & Boxwallahs” – Europeans in India 1600-1947.
This talk is an introduction to the millions of British and other Europeans who lived and worked in
India and territories once controlled by the English East India Company and from 1859, the British Raj.
It refutes any idea that ancestors in India must have been in the Army.
Date: Saturday, 22 May 2010
Venue: The Chancellor’s Room, Hughes Parry Hall, University of London, 19-26 Cartwright Gardens, London, WC1H.
Note new venue, a short distance due south from the British Library. (See map)
FIBIS members and members of the public are all welcome
Morning Surgery, 10am-12.30pm
Peter Bailey, FIBIS Chairman, and other trustees will be holding a ‘surgery’ in the Chancellor’s Room to offer advice to anyone wishing for help in solving a difficult genealogical problem, or finding their way around the FibiWiki.
Afternoon Lectures, 1pm for 1.30pm start.
The programme will include lectures on:
The Holdings of the Centre of South Asian Studies, University of Cambridge, and their relevance to British India Family History Research
Speaker: Dr. Kevin Greenbank, Archivist and Administrator
Break for tea and coffee
Life with Tea and India: diaries of Family Life in the Cachar Area
Speakers: Wendy Pratt (FIBIS Member) and Peter Bleakley.
In between talks there will be refreshments and time for members to discuss matters of common interest. There will also be a bookstall selling FIBIS Guides and Fact Files, and other books relating to the history of British India.
Those wishing to attend the meeting on 23 May 2009 are requested to contact Mrs Emma Sullivan, 40 Poulton Avenue, Sutton, Surrey, SM1 3PY, or alternatively e-mail her at: Membership@fibis.org