Helen Frost


8th July 2014:

The British Press in the Second World War: A Symposium

This symposium offered research findings from the Leverhulme Trust funded project, A Social and Cultural History of the British Press in World War Two. The project aims to provide the first full critical study of the development and role of the British press in the Second World War. It will integrate the history of the wartime press within the wider social, cultural and political context of wartime Britain, and explore what role the press had within them. The symposium included papers on the 'Social Role of the Wartime Press' and the 'Anatomy of the Wartime Newspaper' and were given by Dr. Sian Nicholas, Professor Tom O'Malley and Dr. Marc Wiggam.

16th May 2014:

Propaganda and the Shaping of the 20th Century. A symposium in Honour of David Welch

This symposium explored the rich and complex interactions between politics, propaganda and the media and aimed to show that the 20th century as a whole can be understood as the ‘Age of Propaganda’. While certain aspects of propaganda have previously been studied with respect to particular periods, countries and genres, the conference took a holistic approach. In this respect, the conference represented a scholarly corollary to the popular British Library exhibition ‘Propaganda: Power and Persuasion’ co-curated by Professor David Welch in summer 2013. The event brought together some of the leading scholars from the fields of contemporary history, political science and journalism/media studies, with speakers including Anthony Beevor and Richard Bessel.

21st June 2013:

British Library - Justifying War Conference

I attended and joined the open discussion at the British Library which featured Martin Bell, war correspondent and former MP and David Welch, Director of the Centre for the Study of Propaganda, University of Kent. The conference was designed to debate and help explore the packaging and selling of conflict.

University of Essex

19th February 2013:

Building your Academic Profile.

This workshop offered guidance and advice on how to develop a research/academic profile in a variety of disciplines and allowed for the opportunity to network with other PhD students and share research ideas and concepts.

24th January 2013:

Introduction to Endnote.

This session provided training and support in using the referencing software, Endnote.

British Library

18th February 2013:

British Library Doctoral Open Day Media, Cultural Studies and Journalism.

This event was designed as an introduction to the resources offered to PhD students who will make use of the media facilities on record at the BL and also as an introduction to the upcoming Propaganda exhibition that will begin in May 2013.

25th January 2013:

British Library Doctoral Open Day History.

This event was designed as an introduction and guide to the uses of the BL for PhD students. A variety of speakers presented on a number of topics relating to both the BL facilities and their current research projects.

Graduate School Skills Workshops

10th December 2014:

Networking for Reseachers

An introduction to developing networking skills for postgraduate researchers.

18th September 2014:

LTHE Stage 1

The course provided an introduction to a range of principles of teaching and learning. It gave me the opportunity to explore the knowledge, understanding, skills and values needed to enable students to learn effectively in a higher education environment.


29th March 2014:

History Lab - Public Speaking Workshop for historians .

This one-day workshop, taught by Dr Eliza Filby (KCL) and a trained professional actor was an interactive session, which fused academic practice with acting techniques and was designed to enhance confidence and understanding of oral communication in an academic setting.

Open University Future Learn Online Course

November 2014:

World War 1: Trauma and Memory

This course is part of a series designed in partnership with the BBC to commemorate World War One. Using archive material, it investigates how representations of trauma have changed over the years. It involved a three week online course exploring the traumatic effects of war on those who survive it, from the soldiers on the front lines to the civilians at home.