Dr. Lucy Curzon has been invited to serve on the Mass Observation Critical Series Editorial Board by Bloomsbury Academic Publishing. Dr. Curzon was selected for this role because of her award-winning monograph, Mass Observation and Visual Culture: Depicting Everyday Lives in Britain (Routledge, 2017). She will join scholars from Canada, the United States and the United Kingdom in crafting and promoting a new series of books that focuses on the original Mass Observation movement and the current Mass Observation Project.
Launched in 1937, the Mass Observation movement aimed to study the everyday life of ordinary Britons. The Mass Observation Project continues to document and archive the everyday lives, thoughts and attitudes of ordinary Britons to this day. Mass Observation, as a whole, is an innovative research organization, a social movement, and an archival project that spans much of the 20th and early 21st centuries.
One of the first books in the series is under contract and will be edited by Dr. Curzon and her colleague, Dr. Benjamin Jones (University of East Anglia, UK). This collection will feature new scholarship by Dr. Curzon, as well as that of other scholars in the field, including Dr. Lucy Robinson (University of Sussex, UK), Dr. Nick Hubble (Brunel University, UK), Dr. Jon Lawrence (University of Exeter, UK) and Dr. Paul Deslandes (University of Vermont, USA).
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