[ABSTRACT] The Planning, Design and Reception of British Home Front Propaganda Posters of the Second World War

This project focuses upon propaganda posters produced during the Second World War (1939 to 1945), primarily by the British government, aimed chiefly at their civilian population. The project uses Foucauldian discourse analysis and content analysis to investigate the images and their context, and identify key themes across a wide range of posters, over a long time-frame. This thesis contributes to an historical understanding of the British popular propaganda experience, largely ignored in previous historical research.…

Useful Information for PhD Students

There is much that is of use to stressed PhD students on the web, and I highlight some of the resources I have found useful here: General Links The National Postgraduate Committee University of Wales, Swansea. A list compiled by Dr. G. Balabanis for EBMS research students PhinisheD A discussion and support group for people who cannot seem to finish their dissertations or thesis. What skills do you gain from a PhD? (THES, May 1997)…

Re-making Londoners: Models of a Healthy Society in the Nation’s Capital, 1918-1939

Centre for Metropolitan History: 13 November 2002 The creation of a healthy society was, perhaps, the dominant concern of social reformers in the first half of the twentieth century and many historians have considered the legislative processes through which such a society was produced. What have, hitherto, been little studied, are the locations in which the ideolgies of a healthy society were produced, especially in the inter-war decades. It is the aim of this workshop,…

Re-Writing the Past

Institute of Historical Research: 3rd-5th July 2002 "This year sees the fiftieth anniversary of Past and Present and one of the purposes of the seventy-first Anglo-American Conference is to mark and to celebrate this half-century. First published in February 1952, Past and Present has long been recognised as one of the foremost historical journals in the English-speaking world. From the very beginning, it sought to encompass the whole of human history, to draw its contributors…

Launch Event: Centre for the History of Women’s Education

King Alfred's College: 7th June 2002 "The Centre provides a forum for research into the gendered nature of educational provision, practice and thought in order to provide a sound evidence base for policy and practice in respect of education for women and girls. The Centre takes a broad cultural definition of Education: one which transcends schooling to encompass learning and teaching (formal and informal) at any phase of the life-cycle, in any setting or historical…