Publishing in Hot and Cold Wars 1939-1989

“Publishing in Hot and Cold Wars 1939-1989”

Londres, 14-15 avril 2011

Date limite : 1er novembre 2010

This conference will be concerned with the distinctive ways in which the communication of ideas, news and entertainment was conducted nationally and internationally during the Second World War and the subsequent Cold War. Our main focus will be on print production, but we will also want to provide a context for this in terms of broadcast materials, and documentary and feature films. We are interested in propaganda, in censorship, in the sustaining of morale at home, and in the projection of ideologies abroad. Additionally, we would welcome papers on how periodical and book publishers coped with the privations of war and the temptations (such as money from government agencies) of an ambivalent peace. Relationships between government, government agencies, actually or apparently independent institutions, and publishers and writers, will also be of interest.

This is an international conference, and thus we would particularly welcome papers that offered views from countries within the Axis during the 1939-45 period, and from countries in the Communist Bloc during the Cold War. We hope that one strand in the conference will be concerned with Britain’s Ministry of Information, which operated during the Second World War from London University’s Senate House, in which the conference will be held.

Papers should be no more than twenty minutes in length. It is our intention subsequently to publish as many of the papers as we can, if possible in the form of a book.

Proposals with your name, position, address, email address, and a summary of your paper (the summary should be no more than 300 words) should be sent either by mail or email to Jon Millington (, Institute of English Studies, School of Advanced Study, University of London, Senate House, Malet Street, London WC1E 7HU. The deadline for submission is 1 November 2010. Those submitting proposals will be informed of the result by 1 December 2010 at the latest.

The School of Advanced Study is part of the central University of London. The School takes its responsibility to visitors with special needs very seriously and will endeavour to make reasonable adjustments to its facilities in order to accommodate the needs of such visitors. If you have a particular requirement, please feel free to discuss it confidentially with the organiser in advance of the event taking place.

Enquiries: Jon Millington, Events Officer, Institute of English Studies, Senate House, Malet Street, London WC1E 7HU; tel +44 (0) 207 664 4859; Email

Pour en savoir plus :

Emilia Robin

Chercheuse associée à l'UMR SIRICE. Violons d'Ingres : guerre froide, médiation scientifique, logiciels libres

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