TV Series Review ‘The Games’ for Damaris Culturewatch

Wikipedia [2015]  "The Games is a British reality sports game show that ran on Channel 4 for four series, in which 10 celebrities competed against each other, by doing Olympic-style events, such as weight lifting, gymnastics and diving. At the end of the series, the contestants with the most points from each round were awarded either a gold, silver or bronze medal." Read my review of 'The Games'

[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,…