Tuesday 25th - Wednesday 26th July 2017, Senate House


As part of the AHRC-funded project 'A Publishing and Communications History of the Ministry of Information, 1939-45', we are holding an international conference on the subject of information and its communication in wartime. Although we have a particular interest in the Second World War, we wish to set this in a much larger context, and so the theme will be explored throughout several periods and areas. 

We are delighted to announce that registration is now open for this international conference. It will offer to all those attending the chance to listen to 34 presentations on the subject, a keynote lecture (by Professor David Welch), a tour of Senate House (home to the Ministry of Information during the Second World War), and a showing of some MOI films. The conference is supported by the Arts and Humanities Research Council of the UK.

The papers will be delivered in the Senate Room, a magnificent chamber but one with limited seating. For this reason, there are only 40 places available to those not giving a paper. Please register using the link below if you wish to attend.


  • £30 Standard rate
  • £20 Concessionary rate (Students*, unwaged, retired)

To register, please click the REGISTER HERE button below. Alternatively, please download and complete the registration form below, and return it along with your preferred payment method to the IES Office either via email at IESEvents@sas.ac.uk or by post at Institute of English Studies, Room 260, Senate House, Malet Street, London, WC1E 7HU.


*The Library & Information History committee of CILIP is generously offering a student bursary to support attendance at this conference. To apply, please send a one page CV and a statement outlining why you would like to attend the conference to: Renae Satterley, Chair, LIHG, r.satterley@middletemple.org.uk by Friday 21 April 2017.

The School of Advanced Study is part of the central University of London. The School takes its responsibility to visitors with special needs very seriously and will endeavour to make reasonable adjustments to its facilities in order to accommodate the needs of such visitors. If you have a particular requirement, please feel free to discuss it confidentially with the organiser in advance of the event taking place.

Enquiries: Events Officer, Institute of English Studies, Senate House, Malet Street, London WC1E 7HU; Email: IESEvents@sas.ac.uk