James Aulich (PhD, History of Art, University of Manchester) is a Professor in the Manchester Institute for Research and Innovation in Art and Design (MIRIAD) at Manchester Metropolitan University. He was Director of ‘Posters of Conflict’ (1914-2006) at the Imperial War Museum digitization project (London, 2003-6). Recent research resulted in Weapons of Mass Communication. Posters of Conflict 1914-2006, an exhibition of 300 posters from the Imperial War Museum, and an eponymous book published by Thames and Hudson. He also co-authored with John Hewitt ‘Seduction or Instruction? First World War Posters in Britain and Europe’ (2007, Manchester University Press). He is currently working on his monograph ‘Stealing the Thunder. The Left and the Graphic Arts in Britain 1930-48’ (Manchester University Press).