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.

[WRITER] New Publication: Keep Calm and Carry On: The Truth Behind the Poster, with @I_W_M #KeepCalm

In 1997, I first wrote about Keep Calm and Carry On as a side-note in my undergraduate dissertation. In 2004, it was once again mentioned briefly (when looking at the series it was created in) in my PhD on 'The planning, design and reception of British Home Front propaganda posters' at the University of Winchester, and in 2005, it wasn't even considered relevant for the content that I prepared for 'The Art of War' for The…

[RESEARCH FUNDING] ESRC Festival of Social Science #ESRCFestival

Dr Bex Lewis and Sarah Penney have been awarded funding for the ESRC Festival of Social Science (November 2017) for the following event, drawing upon Bex's original PhD research into British Second World War propaganda posters, and Sarah's current PhD research on nostalgic marketing. Keep Calm and Stay Nostalgic: why wartime propaganda posters continue to be relevant today? To raise awareness with young school students about the importance of social sciences and how we as humans…

#EmptyShelf17 #16 The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by @RebeccaSkloot

The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot My rating: 5 of 5 stars It had been a long week at work, I wanted to turn my phone off, I was polyfilla-ing a wall - and I picked this up. I read it in the course of an evening - really well written, fascinating insights into the person behind amazing medical discoveries, and plenty to think about re research ethics (one of the subjects…

Ernest Charles Wallcousins(1883 – 1976)

Ernest Wallcousins was a renowned and successful painter and illustrator famed for his portraits of Sir Henry Wood, the conductor of the Proms for over 50 years, and for that of Sir Winston Churchill. Wallcousins worked across a wide range of medium and subjects; a book illustrator in the early years of the 20th Century, he designed posters in the 1920’s, including one for the London Underground in 1925 and was renowned for his illustrations…

#EmptyShelf17 #7 Royal Fever: The British Monarchy in Consumer Culture

Royal Fever: The British Monarchy in Consumer Culture by Cele C. Otnes My rating: 4 of 5 stars There's plenty to think about in this book about the significance of the British Royal Family to British culture, and just how much that converts into both social/emotional loyalty, but particularly cold, hard cash. Lots in there about meaning and a sense of belonging. View all my reviews