In the light of the growing worldwide uncertainty around the Coronavirus outbreak and its potential impact specifically upon the U.K. over the coming months, as well as in response to some concerns expressed by our delegates and speakers, the Researching FEPOW History Group has regrettably decided that we need to postpone the conference scheduled for June 2020. We have deliberated long and hard over this decision and we also consulted with our hosts, the Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine.
This news is of course very disappointing for everyone, especially in this 75th VJ Day anniversary year. However, with the growing uncertainty and anxiety expressed by some of the conference participants who have existing health concerns, we have little choice. We do not wish to put anyone at risk and we cannot run the conference without the required number of delegates and – of course – our team of expert speakers.
The good news is that the Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine (LSTM) have agreed to host the postponed conference in June 2021 (the precise dates to be confirmed). We very much hope that everyone who had planned to attend the conference in June 2020 will be able to join us next year. More news will be posted on the Researching FEPOW History website https://fepowhistory.com/blog (https://fepowhistory.com/blog/)/ as soon as we have the details for 2021. Emails to all the delegates and speakers have been sent.
We would like to thank everyone for their support and understanding and we very much hope to see you in Liverpool in June 2021.
-The organising team of the Researching FEPOW History conference
Two FEPOW research dates for your diaries….!
Captivity, internment and forced labour across the Far East during the Second World War.
Institute of Historical Research, London
10 June 2019
If you would like the chance to speak at our next workshop, please send a 200 word summary of your proposed talk to firstname.lastname@example.org by 25 January 2019.
- Talks are welcomed from relatives of former prisoners/internees, undergraduate and postgraduate students, academics, cultural institutions and museums, as well as members of the wider public.
- Registration will open in January 2019!
For more details, see our website: https://fepowhistory.com/call-for-papers/
The 7th International FEPOW History Conference
5 – 7 June 2020
What you need to know:
Co-hosted by the Researching FEPOW History Group (RFHG) and the Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine (LSTM), our next conference will take place during the 75th anniversary year of liberation in conjunction with LSTM’s Art of Survival exhibition.
- An exciting line-up of speakers already confirmed, including acclaimed history writers, historians, novelists, photographers, museums, libraries and archives.
- Places will be limited — be ready for booking to open in Spring 2019!
Keep an eye on https://fepowhistory.com/ for our guest blogs, and future announcements!
The report from our ‘Legacies of Captivity’ conference, 9 – 12 June 2017, is now available to download here.
On behalf of the team, thank you to all of our wonderful speakers and delegates who made the weekend so memorable.
There are still places available for the 6th International FEPOW History Conference – but do send in your reigstration form as soon as you can!
A great range of international experts will be covering Singapore, Thailand, Borneo, exciting new digitisation projects, the effects of PTSD on veterans and their families and much, more more – we really do hope that you can join us for what promises to be another inspiring, moving and fascinating weekend.
‘For me a lot of the value in the RFHG conferences have been the small snippets of information & new ideas where to look – as well of course building relationships over time with people’ (Walter Tuttlebee).
We are delighted to announce that several new speakers have been confirmed for next summer’s 6th International FEPOW History Conference, held in conjunction with the Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine.
- Professor Sears Eldredge (speaking via film on Borneo POW and Internee camp entertainments)
- Dr John Cardwell and Emma Nichols (Archivist and conservator for University of Cambridge’s Wellcome Trust funded Changi digitisation project)
- Stephen Walton (Senior Curator, Imperial War Museum)
Places are filling up, so please do book soon – and certainly by September! You can download a booking form here.
Surviving Far East Captivity and the Aftermath:70 Years On 5 – 8 June 2015
The 2015 Conference Report is now available:
Please download a copy: 2015 Conference Report