Public History Now

Public History Group, Ruskin College, Oxford, 20th May, 2000 'Nostalgia and the Visual Image: The memory of propaganda posters of the Second World War.' ABSTRACT: This paper will explore the place that Second World War Home Front posters have in popular memory, with a particular focus upon the nostalgia industry that has grown up around them. There are countless objects that can be purchased adorned with images and slogans from wartime posters: not only postcards…

World War II Propaganda Posters and the Image of Britain

Research Day: National Identities King Alfred's, Winchester, September 21st, 1999 This was a very successful, well attended event. Short papers were given by a student and tutor from each research centre on the common theme of national identities. The day included a paper given by myself, entitled 'World War II Propaganda and the Image of Britain'. Once a brief definition of propaganda and the job of the poster had been established, three posters from the…

1940s Society: WW2 Posters

The 1940s Society, 25th June, 1999 The planning, design and reception of British Home Front Propaganda Posters of the Second World War Ian, of the 1940s Society, discovered my site, and asked if I would give a talk to his group in Kent. So, in June 1999, I went to present a paper regarding my project. I discussed why I had first become interested in the subject (after seeing the Home Front display at the…