Scott Anthony works on the history of art, design and cultural diplomacy. His scholarly work runs alongside journalism, curatorial projects and a number of public history commissions.
Before joining NTU, Scott Anthony taught at the universities of Cambridge, Oxford and Manchester and worked as a strategic communications officer for the UK government. His scholarly research centres on the development of advertising, political campaigning and propaganda, the growth of the culture industries, the role of artists and intellectuals in national life, and how the conception of (and experience of) democracy altered over the twentieth century.
In addition to his historical research Dr Anthony has worked on many public history projects including exhibitions, seasons and events for organisations such as the British Film Institute, the Science Museum, British Airways Heritage, The National Museum of Singapore and Channel News Asia. He also contributes to a wide range of media including the BBC, The New Statesman, Times Higher, The Museums Journal and The Straits Times.
In 2017 Scott Anthony set up NTU’s Public History programme, the first of its kind in Singapore.
Scott is currently researching 1) a series of articles analysing the ways in which economic knowledge has been portrayed in cartoons, film and caricature since 1945 2) the impact of decolonisation on the evolution of theories and practises of propaganda and 3) artistic, social and religious interactions between Asia and the West
Films That Work Harder (Amsterdam University Press) (Co-edited with Vinzenz
Hediger, Florian Hoof and Yvonne Zimmermann) Forthcoming
Public Relations and the making of modern Britain (Manchester University Press, 2012).
The Projection of Britain: a history of the GPO Film Unit (with James Mansell) (BFI, 2011).