The Language of ‘Authoritarian’ Regimes

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 regimes 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 to letters written by the citizens of such regimes.

Through the exploration of discourse in states 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 analysis.

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