Biweekly, Thursday 10-12, Week 2
Propaganda has existed as far back as reliable recorded evidence exists. Now thought of as a nefarious thing; prior to WWI it was an accepted way to shape ideas.
Through presentations and lively discussion, we will explore:
- the definition of propaganda
- techniques like radio, film, speeches, print/posters, music and iconography
- the role that propaganda has played in areas like war; science and health; religion; politics; advertising; and journalism
- current issues in the era of social media and “fake news”
- great propagandists like Hitler, Julius Caesar, Michael Moore, Stalin, and Tokyo Rose
Each workshop member will be required to give a 20-minute presentation. There won’t be a required reading list, but we will develop a detailed bibliography for further exploration.
Cathy Spark (firstname.lastname@example.org) A marketing, strategic communication and change management practitioner, Cathy is passionately curious about all things social history. She likes nothing better than sharing that excitement by exploring and exchanging ideas with others.