Based in the University of Sheffield’s Department of History, ‘The Language of “Authoritarian” Regimes’ is a collaborative project intended to explore the creation, dissemination and reception of discourse in  or about states and societies commonly referred to as ‘authoritarian’.

We aim to bring together scholars working on the language of ‘authoritarian’ states, and to discuss how as academics we can approach and effectively analyse the discourses running through a range of different sources, from ‘top-down’ propaganda initiatives by or about particular states in different media, to letters written by citizens

Through the exploration of discourse in and about states, societies and ‘regimes’ often referred to as ‘authoritarian’ in a variety of geographical and historical contexts, we hope to provide both a digital and material forum in which academics from different disciplines can share their ideas and experiences of discourse about authoritarianism.

For more information or queries, please contact:
Hannah Parker:
Stephanie Wright: