We’re excited to report that we have won a national ‘Learning on Screen Award’ with the prize awarded at the BFI. The film features Maiken Umbach, Professor of Modern History at Nottingham, exploring objects and photographs in an exhibition at the Djanogly Art Gallery called ‘In the Shadow of War’.
The film addresses questions about the difficult transition from dictatorship and genocide to democracy and human rights, but also about the powerful role of images in shaping our political imagination. We made it as part of a Massive Online Open Course on “Propaganda and Ideology in Everyday Life”, a co-production between the British Library and the University of Nottingham, led by the Departments of History and Politics, which explores the relationship between everyday beliefs and formal political propaganda. The first iteration attracted around 10,000 learners from four continents.
You can take part, and watch the prize-winning film, by signing up for the second version, starting on 16 May 2016, here.
The Learning on Screen Awards are awarded by the British Universities Film and Video Council.
L to R: Edmund Connolly (British Library), Maiken Umbach (History, University of Nottingham), James Holland (TV historian, presenting the awards), Alec Millward and Simon Barnett (University of Nottingham Video Production Group)
Posted on Thursday 5th May 2016