About

Katherine Howells

Email: khowells2@gmail.com

Twitter: @khowellskcl

Research profile: King’s College London

I am a PhD student in the Department of Digital Humanities at King’s College London, studying the communications history of the Ministry of Information by analysing the impact of MoI materials on audiences during and following the Second World War from their creation to the internet age. For more information about my current research, click here, and for more information about the MoI Digital project, please visit www.moidigital.ac.uk.

Before this, I studied MA Early Modern History at King’s College London and BA History at the University of Warwick. During my studies, I have developed an interest in the popular reception of historical images and in particular I’ve focused on photographs taken during the First World War and illustrations of Hampton Court Palace.

I started this blog in 2007 when I was still at school and my enthusiasm for history was just beginning to flourish. I have always had a particular interest in public history and local history so many of my posts focus on the history of London, where I grew up and live today. However the ‘local’ category also includes information about the West Midlands, where I lived during my undergraduate studies.

I hope you find my posts useful, interesting and entertaining and I look forward to reading your comments.