Captivity and internment across the Far East during the Second World War – deadline 25 January 2019

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Date(s) - 10 June
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Researching FEPOW History Group (RFHG) is a network of academic and family history researchers who are passionate about sharing, remembering and learning from the experiences of Far Eastern captivity during the Second World War. This workshop will act as a prelude to our seventh international conference, which will commemorate the 75th anniversary of VJ Day in 2020.

Currently RFHG is inviting proposals for ANY 15-minute papers that fall within the broad subject of captivity, internment and forced labour across Southeast Asia and the Far East during the Second World War. All geographies, topics and approaches will be considered.

Proposals are welcome from relatives of former prisoners/internees, undergraduate and postgraduate students, academics, cultural institutions and museums, as well as members of the wider public.

If you are interested in speaking, please submit abstracts of a maximum 200 words, plus a 50-word biography to RFHG ( by 25 January 2019.

Registration for the workshop will open later in the year and spaces for the workshop will be limited. Full delegate rates will be £25 including light refreshments – speakers will be offered a reduced delegate rate of £15.

For all enquiries, please contact Dr Lizzie Oliver:

For more about RFHG, see: