Centre for British Politics

Parties, People and Elections: Political Communication since 1900

Thursday 14th June 2012 (00:00)

Parties, People and Elections: Political Communication since 1900

People’s History Museum, Manchester

The way politicians talk to the people, and how they do so has undergone a dramatic change since 1900. The demise of the mass platform, the birth of radio, cinema and television, and the advent of new social media, has radically reshaped how parties and people interact. Furthermore, increased centralisation, ‘professionalisation’ and the use of experts schooled in the techniques of advertising have all affected what parties say and how they say it.

The conference, sponsored by The Centre for British Politics, will explore how parties spoke to the people. It will analyse what these communications looked like, and what (if any) impact they had on the people. The conference aims to be inter-disciplinary and we invite papers from those working in the fields of history, political science, political communication, cultural studies, and art history. In addition to the academic content, the conference aims to include advertising executives and politicians who have participated in past election campaigns.  

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The University of Nottingham
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