National Archives Summer Lecture Series: Cultures of Communication

Date / time
Date(s) - 18 July - 29 August
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm


This year’s Summer Lecture Series is entitled ‘State and Society: Cultures of Communication’.

The series will explore modes of communication between citizens and the state, from private letters and public propaganda, across different time periods, cultures and nations. Each of the talks draws upon The National Archives’ rich collections and offers an opportunity to see the documents behind the research. The series also intersects with The National Archives’ research priorities on openness, access and use, and people, place and rule.

All lectures will be held at The National Archives, between 18:30-20.30. The dates and titles are as follows:

• 18 July: Professor Simon Eliot, ‘Information at War: The Ministry of Information 1936-1946’

• 1 August: Journalist Anita Anand, ‘Truths refuse to die: excavating buried stories in the time of the Raj’

• 15 August: Professor Anne Curry, ‘Writs of passage: medieval Anglo-French relations though the Gascon rolls’

• 28 August: Dr Amanda Bevan, ‘Written treasure: correspondence from captured ships, 1652-1815’

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Location: National Archives, Kew, London