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Fiction, Fallacy and Fake News, Spin and Propaganda in Art through the Ages

Lecture on Monday 6th June 2022 at 1:45PM

Lecturer: Geri Parlby

Fake News has been around since the time of the Egyptian pharaohs and art has always been one of its favourite media.

In this talk I will be uncovering the subtle art of spin and propaganda in art from the glories of Ancient Mesopotamia to the Norman Conquest and then onto Elizabethan England and the dark days of Nazi Germany.

Every picture tells a story—whether it is true or not is an entirely different matter.

Geri Parlby is a former Fleet Street journalist and film PR. She has a first-class honours degree in History and Theology, a Masters in History of Art from the Courtauld Institute and a Theology doctorate from Roehampton University in London. She has been lecturing for the past 14 years both in the UK and internationally. She is also principal lecturer on The Arts Society South West Area’s History of Art course and is an Honorary Research Fellow at Roehampton University.

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