Certificate of Achievement

Mary Templeman Hogg - O'Rourke

has completed the following course:

Propaganda and Ideology in Everyday Life

The University of Nottingham and British Library

This online course explored how everyday beliefs, political ideology, and propaganda interact through texts, images and objects.

5 weeks, 4 hours per week


Professor Maiken Umbach

Professor of Modern History

The University of Nottingham

Professor Mathew Humphrey

Professor of Political Theory

The University of Nottingham


Learning outcomes

  • Assess the usefulness of different academic methodologies for understanding ideologies
  • Compare propaganda produced by regimes from across the political spectrum
  • Discuss how political ideals and values travel between different historical periods and cultural contexts
  • Explore how images and spaces reflect and shape ideological assumptions
  • Reflect on the relationship between personal beliefs and political behaviours


  • Political ideology and its communication through propaganda
  • Key political concepts – freedom, justice, community, territory, and consumption
  • The articulation of political ideas through images, texts and objects
  • Interdisciplinary perspectives on ideology from politics, history, sociology, classics, psychology, and media studies
  • The relationship between such everyday activities as consumption, cooking, and living in urban spaces with political beliefs

Issued on 27th June 2021

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Free online course:

Propaganda and Ideology in Everyday Life

The University of Nottingham