Stephanie Seul
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Stephanie Seul
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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.

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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.

Blog Posts

Upcoming Talks

“Tracing female war reporters of the First World War in digital newspaper archives: A transnational approach.” History of Digital Media and Digital Media Historiography, ECREA Communication History Section Workshop, 2-4 February 2022, University of Luxembourg.

“‘Davon haben wir nichts gewusst‘? Informationen über die Judenverfolgung und den Holocaust im Deutschen Dienst der BBC, 1938-1945.” Deutschsprachiger Rundfunk im Exil – Zur Rolle deutscher Emigrantinnen und Emigranten für die Rundfunkarbeit im Widerstand gegen das nationalsozialistische Deutschland (1933-1945), 17-19 February 2022, University of Gießen, Germany.

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Publications

“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. Forthcoming.

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.

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