World War 1 – Two Day Conference – 2nd and 3rd July 2015

World War 1. Media, Entertainments & Popular Culture
Two Day Conference with an Exhibition and Performances
2nd and 3rd July 2015

People’s History Museum, Manchester, UK

Organised by: University of Chester, University of Salford, UCLAN, Manchester Metropolitan University, People’s History Museum.

This conference aims to bring together scholars from a wide range of disciplines to examine and discuss both contemporary and subsequent accounts, interpretations and uses of the First World War in terms of mass and popular media and entertainments.

We are inviting proposals for papers on any aspect of the Media, Entertainments and Popular Culture during and after the First World War.  Possible themes include,

Photography, films, newsreels
WWI celebrities
Contemporaneous press reportage
Wartime censorship
Oppositional/dissenting voices
Music hall performers
Wartime images
The popular press and WWI
Wartime and cultural memory
Popular music
Pubs and clubs
The war in popular fiction
Cartoons, Posters
Post 1918 popular uses of World War I themes.


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