Ep. 0094: British Bric-a-brac (CJ’s grad school research project from 2005)
Several listeners have asked about work and research I did while in graduate school, so I decided to share with you one of the few things I wrote in grad school that A) I still have and B) I’m proud of & think is at least somewhat interesting.
Between the World Wars, the British government held ‘Empire Exhibitions’ in Wembley & Glasgow to celebrate the British Empire. I investigated these exhibitions from the standpoint of propaganda, in an effort to figure out what messages the British elite were trying to inculcate into the exhibitions’ attendees. Among the sources I used was an unconventional sort — souvenirs.
Join CJ as he discusses:
- His 2005 research paper, “British Bric-a-brac: Souvenirs and the Message of the 1924-25 Wembley and 1938 Glasgow British Empire Exhibitions”
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