Emma Forth

Thesis title: The Development of Early Cinema in the United Kingdom, 1909-1918: A Four Nations Study

Background

I completed my undergraduate degree in History at the London School of Economics and Political Science in 2014. I then took a break from education, working as a risk analyst, running the admissions department in a high school, and as a receptionist and volunteer at Gladstone's Library, Hawarden. I returned to university in 2018, completing my MSc in History at the University of Edinburgh, before staying on to start my PhD from September 2019. My project explores the development of early cinema across all four nations of the United Kingdom, 1909-1918.

Qualifications

MSc History, University of Edinburgh (2018-2019), Distinction

Dissertation: 'Scotland, Cinema, and the Great War, 1914-1918'

 

BA History, London School of Economics and Political Science, (2011-2014), 2.1

Dissertation: 'To what extent did British propaganda modernise in the period 1914-1916?'

Responsibilities & affiliations

Member, International Society for First World War Studies

Member, HoMER Network

Member, Museums Association

Member, The Social History Society

Committee, Herstory Club

Papers delivered

Social History Society Conference 2020 (cancelled in-person due to COVID-19, moved online) - Presented a 10-minute work-in-progress paper, 'The Development of Early Cinema in the United Kingdom, 1909-1918: A Four Nations Study' as part of the 'Work, Leisure & Consumption' strand.

 

HoMER Webinar, 2nd November 2020 - Presented a 20-minute paper, 'The Development of Early Cinema in the United Kingdom, 1909-1918: A Four Nations Study'