Ministry of Information Project seeks to appoint four-year postdoctoral fellow.

Wednesday 6 November 2013

We have recently received a substantial grant from the Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) for a four-year project to explore the activities and outputs of the UK’s Ministry of Information (MOI) between 1939 and 1945. Given that the MOI produced not only books and pamphlets, but also posters, films, travelling exhibitions, and radio broadcasts, we are going to have to expand book history into something like a history of communication. The project - whose title is taken from one of the MOI’s famous exhortations, ‘Make Do and Mend’ – will be based in the University of London’s Senate House, which was the home of the MOI and became the ‘Ministry of Truth’ in Orwell’s Nineteen Eighty-Four.

The first appointment to be made will be a four-year postdoctoral fellow. We are happy to consider applications from those about to receive their PhDs, as well as from those who have already achieved their doctorates.

Details can be found here: