Southeastern HIPS Society to present online lecture series


Wednesday, March 17, 2021
by: Tonya Lowentritt 

     HAMMOND – Southeastern Louisiana University’s History and Political Science Society is presenting its spring lecture series online.
     “Out of an abundance of caution during the COVID-19 pandemic, the HIPS Society has opted to carry out its regular lecture series via a Google Meets format,” said HIPS Society President Emma Foster.
     Delivered by History and Political Department Head William Robison, the next installment is scheduled March 23 at 5 p.m. and is titled “British and German Historical Films as Propaganda in the Interwar Period.”
     “During World War II, cinema was important in arousing patriotism and boosting morale. Along with documentaries and movies about the war itself, Britain and Germany also made propagandistic historical films,” said Robison. “Strangely, this included several about 15th and 16th century England including ‘The Private Life of Henry VIII (1933),’ ‘Drake of England (1935),’ ‘Fire Over England (1937),’ ‘The Lion Has Wings (1939),’ ‘The Sea Hawk (1940),’ ‘Henry V (1944),’ and the two German films ‘Das Mädchen Johanna (Joan of Arc, 1935)’ and ‘Das Herz der Königin (The Heart of a Queen, 1940)’. This lecture will explain why and will examine the aesthetic appeal, the historical accuracy, and the propaganda elements in such films.”
     Those interested in attending the virtual lecture should use the following link:
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