Ian Cooke

Ian Cooke is a Lead Curator at the British Library, working with researchers and collections on various issues related to politics and international relations. In 2013, he curated the exhibition Propaganda Power and Persuasion, at the Library, and remains active in the study of political communications and visual culture. He is a member of Scolma (the UK Libraries and Archives Group on Africa) and on the editorial team for their journal, African Research and Documentation.

Reflections on Propaganda and Ideology in Everyday Life

May 13, 2016

The internet fulfills its promise to bring together diverse groups and encourage debate. The World Wide Web is an opportunity for many different people and groups to find a public voice. But this diversity has had some unintended consequences. Faced with thousands of options for information and debate online, we...

Propaganda in World War I: Means, Impacts and Legacies

Oct 08, 2014

World War I saw mobilization of propaganda on an unprecedented scale, which continues to form an important part of warfare to this day. [Click on the mini gallery to view some propaganda posters.] The use of propaganda in wartime is not a modern invention. Societies have used and lived with propaganda...