Selling a Healthy War

Abstract: The wartime poster “Keep Calm and Carry On” was one of three produced by the Ministry of Information (MOI) in 1939, kept in reserve in case of necessity. The MOI, officially formed at the outbreak of the Second World War, was the central governmental publicity machine. Its role was to tell the citizen ‘clearly and swiftly what he is to do, where he is to do it, how he is to do it and…

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…

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…