I’m Dr. Stephanie Seul and I write about the international history of media and communication in the era of the two World Wars.
I have published on topics such as British propaganda during the 1930s and the Second World War, the representation of Weimar antisemitism and the Holocaust in the contemporary international press and radio, the International Press Exhibition PRESSA in Cologne in 1928, and the German-Jewish press during the First World War. Moreover, my most recent research project explores women war reporters during the First World War from a comparative perspective.
I work as a tenured research associate in media history at the University of Bremen in Germany. This is my blog where I write about my research off the beaten track of academic journals and books hidden behind paywalls.
18/1/2022 — I have been appointed to the new International Advisory Board of the Transactions of the Royal Historical Society (Cambridge University Press). The flagship journal of the Royal Historical Society, the UK’s leading membership organisation for professional historians, has been published since 1872.
7/1/2022 — I have been elected a Corresponding Editor on the Editorial Board of Journalism History (Taylor&Francis). The official academic journal of the History Division of the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication publishes articles about the history of mass media and communication in the United States and beyond.
8/11/2021 — I have given an interview to the German radio station WDR 5 about Deutsches Zeitungsportal, Germany’s newly launched digital newspaper archive: Christopher Ophoven: “Online-Portal für historische Zeitungen.” WDR 5 Töne, Texte, Bilder, 6 November 2021, 05:03 Min.
27/07/2021 — I am delighted to share that I have been elected a Fellow of the Royal Historical Society (FRHistS) “in recognition of your contribution to historical scholarship”. The Royal Historical Society, founded in 1868, is the UK’s leading society working for historians and history. In 2021 nearly 4500 historians belong and contribute to the Society — as fellows and members active in the UK and worldwide. I feel honoured to join these champions of history.
“How to reach listeners in Hitler’s Germany: Gauging the impact of BBC German-language broadcasting, 1938-1940.” One World, One Network? 72nd Annual Conference of the International Communication Association, 26-30 May 2022, Paris, France.
“Transcending Boundaries: Daily Express Correspondent Annie Christitch’s Reporting from First World War Serbia,” TMG Journal for Media History 24,1-2 (2021), pp. 1-38. DOI: http://doi.org/10.18146/tmg.791
Review of Heidi J.S. Tworek, News from Germany: The Competition to Control World Communications, 1900-1945, German Studies Review 43,1 (2020).
“’For a German Audience We Do Not Use Appeals for Sympathy on Behalf of Jews as a Propaganda Line’: The BBC German Service and the Holocaust,” in Simon Eliot and Marc Wiggam (eds.), Allied Communication to the Public during the Second World War: National and Transnational Networks. London: Bloomsbury Academic, 2020, pp. 131-48.