Stephanie Seul
European University Institute, Florence, Villa Salviati, photo: Stephanie Seul

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.

Conference Presentations (after Call for Papers)

Stephanie Seul
ICA Annual Conference, Fukuoka, June 2016
Stephanie Seul
Conference “New Perspectives on Kristallnacht: After 80 Years, the Nazi Pogrom in Global Comparison”, Los Angeles, 6 November 2018, recorded live stream

“Writing women into the historical narrative of war reporting: Avis Waterman, ‘The Times’ correspondent on the Italian front during the First World War.” Rethinking our Communicative Pasts: Reparatory and Radical Perspectives, 25-26 April 2024, Loughborough University (London campus), UK.

“Female resilience in a male-dominated field: ‘The Times’ war correspondent Avis Waterman on the Italian front during the First World War.” War, Communication, and Media Resilience in Europe, ECREA Communication History Section Workshop, 23-25 August 2023, Lund University, Sweden.

“Chamberlain’s propaganda: Appeasement and BBC German-language broadcasting, 1938-1940.” Berlin and the BBC, 3-4 November 2022, Centre for British Studies, Humboldt University Berlin, Germany.

“A force for good in the world? The PRESSA (International Press Exhibition Cologne 1928) and the public discourse on the impact of the press on international relations.” Rethink Impact: ECREA 9th European Communication Conference, 19-22 October 2022, Aarhus, Denmark.

“’It has now become difficult to give any assurance that Germany is a country safe for Jews’: The British press and Nazi anti-Semitism during the Weimar Republic.” Nationalsozialismus und internationale Öffentlichkeit / National Socialism and the Global Public, 28-29 September 2022, Ruhr University Bochum, Germany (online participation).

“Diplomacy and Propaganda: Integrating the German People into Chamberlain’s Appeasement Policy, 1938-1940.” A History of Media Tactics, 26-28 September 2022, Lund University, Sweden.

“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.

“‘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.

“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 (online participation).

“Transnational female journalism during World War I: A case study of Annie Christitch – Irish-Serbian war reporter, nurse, and Catholic suffragist.” ECREA 8th European Communication Conference – Communication and Trust: building safe, sustainable and promising futures, 6-9 September 2021, online.

“The woman war correspondent as accomplice of militarism? The charges of Austrian satirist Karl Kraus against photojournalist Alice Schalek during World War I.” Jeopardizing Democracy throughout History: Media as Accomplice, Adversary or Amplifier of Populist and Radical Politics, ECREA Communication History Section Workshop, 11–13 September 2019, Austrian Academy of Sciences, Vienna.

“Women Reporting the First World War, 1914-1918.” Communication Beyond Boundaries. 69th Annual Conference of the International Communication Association, 24-28 May 2019, Washington, United States.

“The Absence of ‘Kristallnacht’ and its Aftermath in the BBC German-language Broadcasts during 1938-1939.” Conference New Perspectives on Kristallnacht: After 80 Years, the Nazi Pogrom in Global Comparison, 4-7 November 2018, USC Shoah Foundation, Center for Advanced Genocide Research, Los Angeles, United States. Recorded live stream

“Presenting and archiving the Jewish war experience: The German-Jewish press 1914-1918.” Recording, Narrating and Archiving the First World War, 10th Conference of the International Society for First World War Studies, 9-11 July 2018, Deakin University, Melbourne, Australia.

“A forum for self-reflection on the Jewish war experience: The German-Jewish press, 1914-1918.” Voices. 68th Annual Conference of the International Communication Association, 24-28 May 2018, Prague, Czech Republic.

“Promoting the Jewish war experience 1914-1918 in the German-Jewish minority press.” ECREA Communication History Workshop Our Group First! – Historical Perspectives on Minorities/Majorities, Inclusion/Exclusion, Centre/Periphery in Media and Communication, 7-9 September 2017, Budapest, Hungary.

“Getting the propaganda message across the border: BBC and British government measures to improve reception in the Third Reich of the BBC German Service (1938-1940).” Workshop Inventing Global Radio, 31 August – 1 September 2017, Amsterdam, The Netherlands.

“’For a German audience we do not use appeals for sympathy on behalf of Jews as a propaganda line’: Reporting the Holocaust on the BBC German Service.” Conference Information and its Communication in Wartime, 25-26July 2017, Senate House, London, UK.

“Transmedial entanglements in the wartime oeuvre of Alice Schalek: War journalism, photography, books and public lectures (1915-1917).” EMHIS conference Tracing entanglements in media history, 17-19 May 2017, Lund University, Sweden.

“Female war correspondents of World War I: Mapping a thinly researched field in the history of journalism.” ECREA 6th European Communication Conference – Mediated (Dis)Continuities: Contesting Pasts, Presents and Futures, 9-12 November 2016, Prague, Czech Republic.

“Women war correspondents of the First World War: Alice Schalek on the Italian front, 1915-1917.” 66th Annual Conference of the International Communication Association: Communicating with Power, 9-13 June 2016, Fukuoka, Japan.

“The PRESSA (International Press Exhibition Cologne 1928) and the conceptualisation of the press as a transnational agent of peace.” ICA Pre-Conference Crossing Borders: Researching Transnational Media History, 9 June 2016, Fukuoka, Japan.

“’To witness how nature is perishing is impossible to bear’: Landscape portrayals of the Austro-Italian front in the wartime reports of the Austrian war correspondent and photographer Alice Schalek.” Conference International Society for First World War Studies Conference 2015: Landscapes of the Great War – imagination, representation, experience, 10-12 September 2015, Trento and Padova, Italy.

“Digitalisierte Zeitungen als historische Quellen: Arbeitsbericht aus einem Projekt zur Erforschung der transnationalen Presseberichterstattung über den Antisemitismus in der Weimarer Republik.“ Conference Digital Humanities und transnationale Geschichte, 7-9 May 2015, Marburg, Germany.

“Diplomatie und Propaganda als komplementäre Säulen in Chamberlains Appeasement-Politik, 1938-1940.” Workshop Medien der Außenbeziehungen von der Antike bis in die Gegenwart, 19-21 March 2015, Würzburg, Germany.

“Women as war correspondents: The Austrian journalist and photographer Alice Schalek on the Italian front, 1915-1917.” Workshop Stampa in Guerra. Press at War, 21 November 2014, University of Trento, Italy.

“The Representation of the Jewish War Experience in the German-Jewish Press, 1914-1918”. ECREA 5th European Communication Conference, 12-15 November 2014, Lisbon, Portugal.

“Circulating Knowledge Across National Borders: The Foreign Press Coverage of German Anti-Semitism, 1918-1933.” 4th European Congress on World and Global History, 4-7 September 2014, Paris, France (presented in absentia by Geneviève Warland).

“Jewish Perspectives on the Great War: Discourses of the German-Jewish Press on the War, the Rise of Anti-Semitism, and German-Jewish Identity.“ Conference Perspectives on the Great War /Rückblick auf den Ersten Weltkrieg, 1-4 August 2014, Queen Mary, University of London, UK.

“The German-Jewish press as a source for the history of the Jewish war experience 1914-1918.” Conference The Jewish Experience of the First World War, 11-13 June 2014, Jewish Museum and Wiener Library, London, UK.

“The impact of World War I on German Jewry: An analysis of the discourses in the German-Jewish press.” Conference Minorities and the First World War, 14-15 April 2014, University of Chester, UK.

“Mobilising Public Support for Social Issues: The League of Nations and the Transnationalisation of Journalism.“ Symposium The League of Nations and its Work on Social Issues, 31 October – 1 November 2013, United Nations Office Geneva, Switzerland. Co-authored with Erik Koenen and Stefanie Averbeck-Lietz.

“Communicating Appeasement to the German Public: The BBC German-Language Broadcasts and British Foreign Policy, 1938-1939.“ Conference Communication, the Media, and Perceptions in German and British History (18th to 20th Century), 26-28 September 2013, University of Konstanz, Germany.

“Interpreting political and social crises across national borders: Anglo-American press assessments of German anti-Semitism during the Weimar Republic, 1918-1933.” History of the Media in Transition Periods, ECREA Communication History Section Workshop, Portuguese Communication Foundation, 4-6 September 2013, Lisbon, Portugal.

“The Portrayal of German Anti-Semitism 1918-1933 in the Foreign Press: Comparative and Transnational Perspectives.” Conference Challenging Communication Research. 63rd Annual Conference of the International Communication Association, 17-21 June 2013, London, UK.

“Ignored by Diplomatic Historians, Neglected by Communication Scientists: The British Propaganda Campaign Directed at the German Public, 1938-39.” ICA Pre-Conference New Histories of Communication Study, 16-17 June 2013, London Metropolitan University, UK.

“’Plain, unvarnished news’? The treatment of the Holocaust in the BBC’s German language broadcasts, 1938-1945.” Conference Ethical Dimensions of Media History, 9-10 May 2013, University of Bournemouth, UK.

“Beyond ‘straight news’: The BBC German Service, the Chamberlain government, and British propaganda directed at Nazi Germany, 1938-1940.” ECREA 4th European Communication Conference, 24-27 October 2012, Istanbul, Turkey.

“The PRESSA – International Press Exhibition Cologne 1928 – and the public discourse on the role of the press in peace-building and international relations.” Conference Perception, Reception: The history of the media in society, 4-6 July 2012, University of Aberystwyth, UK.

“Foreign press responses to German anti-Semitism during the Weimar Republic, 1918-1933 – a transnational perspective.” Conference Writing the Press into History, Fifth Annual Conference of the Newspaper and Periodical History Forum of Ireland, 18-19 November 2011, Dublin, Ireland.

“Transnational communication in times of crises and war: the case of the British propaganda campaign directed at the German public, 1938-1940.” The History of Mass Media in Europe: Towards Post-National Perspectives and [Hi-]Stories, ECREA Communication History Section Workshop, 7-9 September 2011, Dublin, Ireland.

“Discourses of the British Press on German Anti-Semitism in the early Weimar Republic, 1918-1923.” Conference English and German nationalist and anti-Semitic discourse 1871-1945, 10-11 November 2010, Queen Mary, University of London and Leo Baeck Institute London, UK.

“Antisemitismus als Krisenphänomen und politisches Propagandainstrument: Die Berichterstattung der Londoner Times und der New York Times über die Judenfeindschaft in der frühen Weimarer Republik, 1918-1923.“ Conference Judenfeindschaft und Antisemitismus in der deutschen Presse über fünf Jahrhunderte. Erscheinungsformen, Rezeption, Debatte und Gegenwehr, Institut für Deutsche Presseforschung Bremen and The Richard Koebner Minerva Center for German History, The Hebrew University, Jerusalem, 23-26 May 2010, Bremen, Germany.

“‘Trägerin des europäischen Gemeinschaftsgedankens – lebendige Magna Charta des Friedens’: Die politische Dimension der PRESSA Köln 1928 und ihr Widerhall in der zeitgenössischen deutschen und internationalen Presse.“ Conference PRESSA 2008. 80 Jahre Internationale Presse-Ausstellung Köln 1928, und der jüdische Beitrag zum modernen Journalismus, Institut Deutsche Presseforschung Bremen and University of Portsmouth, 18-21 May 2008, Bremen, Germany.

“Diplomacy and propaganda: Chamberlain’s appeasement policy and the British propaganda campaign towards the German public, 1938-40.” Workshop “Foreign Policy”, 26th annual conference of the Arbeitskreis Deutsche England-Forschung, 18 May 2007, Mülheim/Ruhr, Germany.

Invited Talks

“Methodological challenges in researching the biographies and professional activities of women war reporters of the First World War.” Entangled Media Histories VIII Symposium, 14-16 May 2019, Gregynog, Wales, UK.

“German Antisemitism and the Press during the Weimar Republic.” Impresso Talk, Luxembourg Centre for Contemporary and Digital History, 19 March 2019, University of Luxembourg.

“Female War Correspondents during the First World War: A thinly researched field in the history of journalism.” Guest lecture, 10 November 2017, University Rovira i Virgili, Tarragona, Spain (translated into Catalan by Núria Lambea Llop).

“Studying the Discourses on German Anti-Semitism 1918-1933 in the Foreign Press: A Transnational Research Design.” Workshop Entangled Media Histories Forum V, 10-13 November 2015, Lund, Sweden.

“The Representation of the First World War in the German-Jewish Press, 1914-1918.” Guest lecture, Dipartimento di Lettere e Filosofia, 29 May 2014, University of Trento, Italy.

“’A mad spirit of revived and furious anti-Semitism‘: Wahr­nehmung und Deutung des deutschen Antisemitismus in der New York Times und in der Londoner Times, 1918-1923.“ Annual Meeting of the Gesellschaft für Deutsche Presseforschung zu Bremen e.V. in co-operation with the Deutsch-Israelische Gesellschaft Bremen, Bremer Presse-Club, 4 June 2013, Bremen, Germany.

“‘Stimme der Wahrheit’? Die deutschsprachigen BBC-Sendungen als Propagandainstrument der Regierung Chamberlain, 1938-39.” Guest lecture, 6 December 2012, ZeMKI / Centre for Media, Communication and Information Research, University of Bremen.

“Bilder des Holocaust in der britischen Deutschlandpropaganda, 1938-1945.“ Guest lecture, 22 January 2007, University of Bremen.


“Women war correspondents of the First World War: Alice Schalek on the Italian front, 1915-1917.” Poster presented to the 66th Annual Conference of the International Communication Association: Communicating with Power, 9-13 June 2016, Fukuoka, Japan.

Please get in touch if you would like a PDF of the poster for personal research purposes.

Stephanie Seul