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…

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…