NEW BOOK: Keep Britain Tidy and Other Posters from the Nanny State

Hear all about it on the BBC, and put in an order to Amazon – looks fascinating. Second World War Posters Mass Communications Academic, @MMUBS. British Home Front Propaganda posters as researched for a PhD completed 2004. In 1997, unwittingly wrote the first history of the Keep Calm and Carry On poster, which she now follows with interest. Like it? Share it…

WikiLeaks, Ramifications for History?

The most recent WikiLeaks disclosures, consisting of tens of thousands of reports and analyses made by US embassies and diplomatic missions around the world, may or may not lead to greater public scrutiny – and hence democratic accountability, as Mr Assange hopes – of the conduct of foreign policy. The most vociferous criticism of the disclosures has come from those most embarrassed by them, although others charge that they have put the lives and security Continue Reading →

Fair deal online? It's coming

A government strategy promises more access to digital material and more freedom to use it. Zoe Corbyn reports The proliferation of online resources and the digitisation of source material have revolutionised many aspects of academics’ working lives. But researchers who work with online content have been frustrated by the UK’s copyright laws, which have not kept up with the changing online environment. The Government now has a new high-level strategy to update the legal framework Continue Reading →