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.

[MEDIA] Keep Calm and Carry On: The Wartime slogan that became a motto for our times in @Daily_Express

So, we're at a full circle. In 2009, I was quoted in the Daily Express (drawing from my PhD thesis) about Keep Calm and Carry On, which only a couple of days before a friend had alerted me was making waves. I thought this was highly amusing, as the poster had not been used in the Second World War, although the other two posters in the series had, and I'd written about them extensively in…

[MEDIA] Discussing #KeepCalm and Carry On with @JonHarle1 on @BBCNewcastle

Featured on Today's North East, I discuss my new book (with the Imperial War Museum), and the story of the Keep Calm and Carry On poster. Clip one features a short extract plus a conversation the station had with Stuart Manley from Barter Books. Clip two features my interview - extracted from this programme: If you can not see this chirbit, listen to it here https://chirb.it/6y7pzy Check this out on Chirbit If you can not see…

[MEDIA] Discussing #KeepCalm with @BBCWM, @BBC_Cumbria and @JamesHazell

You may recognise some of the information in radio interviews from my blog post from yesterday, and from the MMU press release, but finally, later this month, my book Keep Calm and Carry On: The Truth About the Poster, is published by the Imperial War Musuem. Here's three live radio interviews I did this morning (just waiting for BBC Radio Newcastle to air): If you can not see this chirbit, listen to it here https://chirb.it/aDs2FF Check…

[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…