Stephanie Seul
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Stephanie Seul
Photo: Celia von Lindern

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.




22/11/2023 — I am delighted to share that I have been granted a Research Support Award of £1,000.00 by the Royal Historical Society.

3/11/2023 — The syllabus for my seminar “The American Press and the Holocaust” (University of Bremen) is now online. You can download it here.

1/3/2023 — To celebrate the contributions women have made to history during Women’s History Month 2023, I will be tweeting each day in March about one woman war reporter of the First World War. Follow @stephanie_seul on Twitter and #WomenWarReporters!

8/11/2022 — I am pleased to announce that I have been appointed co-editor of Media History (Taylor&Francis). The peer-reviewed international and interdisciplinary journal publishes articles about media, communication and society from the fifteenth century to the present. Media History has been published since 1998 and was formally known as Studies in Newspaper and Periodical History (1993 – 1997).

Blog Posts

Upcoming Talks

“Disrupting traditional gender roles in communication: Three women war correspondents report the First World War on the Italian front.” Communication & social (dis)order: ECREA 10th European Communication Conference, 24–27 September 2024, Ljubljana, Slovenia.

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Review of: Norman Domeier: Weltöffentlichkeit und Diktatur: Die amerikanischen Auslandskorrespondenten im „Dritten Reich“. Göttingen: Wallstein Verlag 2021, H-Soz-Kult (September 5, 2023).

“The Jewish Weekly ‘Jüdische Rundschau’ During the First World War.” Diversity Essay Series, Journalism History (12 September 2022).

“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:

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