The Complicated History of Modern Propaganda

COURSE

Course description

In August 1914, after declaring war on Russia, Germany launched an unprovoked attack on neutral Belgium, bringing an outraged Great Britain into the conflict. Reports of German brutality and the use of new weapons like poison gas provoked the British to develop a powerful new weapon of their own, propaganda. The Belgian Atrocities were the basis of a highly successful anti-German campaign that set a dangerous precedent with a contentious legacy. Post-war revelations that stories were fabricated caused controversy and concern over the apparent power of propaganda to manipulate a gullible public. Propaganda about the power of propaganda still prevails and informs current debates on the influence of publicity and media. Starting with the Belgian Atrocity Campaign, this talk will focus on the history of modern propaganda and explain why an understanding of that history belies the notion that citizens can be easily manipulated by propaganda. 

Registration details

{{ ::(section.startDate | customLongDate) }}{{ ::getSectionTabText(section) }} - {{ ::section.code }}

You have already registered for this course.

View My account

This item is already in your shop cart.

View shop cart
FEES
Fee Tax Subtotal
{{ ::(fee.price | currency) }} {{ ::(fee.tax | currency) }} {{ ::(fee.total | currency) }}
{{ ::(child.price | currency) }} {{ ::(child.tax | currency) }} {{ ::(child.total | currency) }}
    Total {{ fee.totalFees | currency }}

Add to Shop Cart

Note: You must log in to register and pay for this course.

Having trouble registering online? Register by phone: 250-472-4747

You're already on the waiting list for this item.

Sorry, this section is full.

Sorry, this course is not available for registration at this time.

This course is in progress. Please contact us for more details.

Online registration is closed for this course. You may still be able to register by phone. Call 250-472-4747 to find out.

This course is on your wish list. You will be notified when this course becomes available.

Want to receive notification when this course becomes available?

Note: you will need to log in/create a new account to use this feature.

Add to wish list

Info you should know: