Symbols & Stereotypes: National Identity in European Poster Design 1914-1945 (2001)

"The illustrative poster as we know it today has its origins in the technological innovations of the nineteenth century. The poster has continued to evolve as a means of communication, propaganda and persuasion; in recent times, it has been appropriated as a medium by artists such as Barbara Kruger and Michael Peel, who have used it to parody and subvert the messages of the advertising industry and the state. The rise of the nation state…

War and The Media: The Changing Context of Reportage and Propaganda in The Twentieth Century

University of Kent @ Canterbury : 30th August - 4th September 2001 "This is the first major international conference on the impact of the media on war. Enormous social and technological changes have radically changed our lives over the past 150 years. The aim of the conference is to analyse how these developments have altered the relationships between politicians, the military and the media in the shaping of policies that may lead to conflict and…

War Tourisms: ‘Englishness’, Art and the First World War

Author: Sue Malvern Date: June 2001 Source: Oxford Art Journal;2001, Vol. 24 Issue 1, p45 This article analyses how constructions of Englishness and landscape in the First World War and after were marked by a series of double displacements. British official war artists' work was published as propaganda. In books such as The Western Front, northern France was judged against an 'Englishness' itself being renegotiated through its encounter with imagined German stereotype. After the war, a…

Health Promotion in Historical Context

Wellcome Unit for the History of Medicine, UEA, 27th - 28th April 2001 Presentations Included: 'Statistical Images of Diseases in Health Exhibitions in Britain in the 1930s' '"No One Receiving?' The Audience for Health Education Films, 1919-48' 'Health Promotion and the Transformation of Chronic Diseases after the Second World War (1945-1955)' 'The Cycle of Conflict, the Historic Development of the Public Health and Health Promotion Movements'

Beyond the Museum: Working with Collections in the Digital Age

Humanities Computing Unit, University of Oxford: 20th April 2001 "Is the new digital age the answer to the prayers of museums, archives, and libraries? Does it free up collections allowing unprecedented access facilities for scholars and the public? Or is it all built on a house of cards? Do the new technologies really offer us anything, and are they sidetracking the holders of the nation's heritage into areas that really have unproven benefits? Is funding…