Sunday, 18 December 2011

East India Company at Home project

The Families in British India (FIBIS) website has an announcement concerning a new three year long University of Warwick project entitled The East India Company at Home 1757-1857, funded by the Leverhulme Trust. The project organiser is seeking participants to help with the project.

From the project leaflet at
www2.warwick.ac.uk/fac/arts/history/ghcc/research/eicah/about/east_india_leaflet_web.pdf :

The East India Company at Home will combine the project team’s research findings with historical material and objects identified by local and family historians, curators and others, weaving together a series of connected histories – of objects, people and places – to illuminate the ways in which colonial exploits and Asian commodities shaped British material culture and social identities in the Georgian and Victorian eras.

The project will look at the effects of the East India Company's success by tracing its impact in Britain - part of the work will be an in depth look at Roxburghshire as a case study.

Further information is available at the leaflet and on the FIBIS blog post at www.new.fibis.org/archives/503.

(With thanks to @fibiswebmaster on Twitter)

Chris

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