The Centre for the Study of Propaganda & War

The Centre for the Study of Propaganda & War (CSPW) was established at the University of Kent in 1994: “In recent years the study of propaganda has assumed an increasing importance both in the academic world and in the mass-media. As electorates and audiences have become more sophisticated, they have begun to question the use of propaganda in history and its role in contemporary society. However, propaganda has become a portmanteau word which can be interpreted in a number of different ways. Propaganda has invariably come to mean different things to different people. Despite the controversy over definition, the subject continues to grow and attract widespread interest.”

Visit the Centre, its associated resources, and check out the MA in War, Media and Modernity

Templeman Library at the University of Kent therefore has a great collection of material: there’s over 500 entries for the keyword ‘propaganda’.

By 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.

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