Stefania Türr’s patriotic lens: “La Madre Italiana”, “Alle trincee d’Italia”, and “I soldati d’Italia”

In 1917, the Italian journalist and writer Stefania Türr visited the Italian front as a war correspondent for “La Madre Italiana”, a monthly journal founded by her in 1916. She published two books about her war experience: “Alle Trincee d’Italia” (1917), and “I soldati d’Italia”. A patriotic and interventionist vein is the lens through which she describes the war and life in the trenches …


I have taught classes on the history of media and communication in the B.A. and M.A. programmes at the ZeMKI, Centre for Media, Communication and Information Research, University of Bremen. I am passionate about the past and seek to inspire in my students an interest in, and understanding of, historical processes and to help them… Continue reading Teaching

The Myriad Faces of Female War Reporting during the First World War

During the First World War, a considerable number of women from belligerent and neutral countries reported from all major theatres of war. Their reports could be read in major newspapers and magazines around the world. Different types of reporters were involved in the war’s coverage. Some were officially accredited by the armed forces or obtained other official permits to visit the front. Others were unable to get near the front but still witnessed the fighting or reported on the impact of the war on soldiers and civilians. Moreover, nurses in field hospitals wrote about their experiences …


My areas of expertise are the history of media and communication, international and transnational history, the history of war, the history of the Weimar Republic and the Third Reich, Jewish history, and women’s history. Above all, my research focuses on the intersection between international/transnational history and the history of media and communication in the era… Continue reading About


Welcome! 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… Continue reading Home


Books Deutsche Presseforschung. Geschichte und Forschungsprojekte des ältesten historischen Instituts der Universität Bremen. Mit einleitenden Beiträgen zur Bedeutung der historischen Presseforschung. Bremen: edition lumière, 2013. Co-edited with Holger Böning, Aïssatou Bouba, Esther-Beate Körber and Michael Nagel. “Die Lösung der Judenfrage“: Eine Rundfrage von Julius Moses im Jahre 1907 mit Antworten von Eduard Bernstein, Otto Julius… Continue reading Publications


Upcoming Talks “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 (online), 6-9 September 2021. Conference Presentations (after Call for Papers) “The woman war correspondent as accomplice of… Continue reading Speaking