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…

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…