Research Centre for the History of Broadcasting in Northern Germany

About the Research Centre

The “Research Centre for the History of Broadcasting in Northern Germany” is a cooperative project of the Hans-Bredow-Institut with the University of Hamburg (Department of Languages, Literature and Media I) and the Norddeutscher Rundfunk (North-German Broadcasting Corporation). Its objective is to analyse media historical processes. To do so, scientific research projects are conducted. Furthermore the cooperative project advances close collaboration between media providers and scientific researchers, and strengthens the cooperation with the University of Hamburg and other research facilities in the field of media-historical studies and teaching.


News and Current Events

New International Research Network in Media History

Along with colleagues from Lund University (Sweden) and the Centre for Media History at Bournemouth University (UK), Dr. Hans-Ulrich Wagner is part of a new scientific network. Financed by the ‘Swedish Foundation for International Cooperation in Research and Higher Education’ (STINT), the research group will work on the subject of ‘Entangled Media History’ (EMHIS) from autumn 2013 to spring 2017. The project aims to organise workshops and conferences in Lund, Bournemouth, and Hamburg. Besides, it is going to support the work of guest researchers and to launch an exchange programme for PhD students in media history.

The research network fosters studies of European media history, brings forward an ‘entangled’ perspective on media history and focuses on Europe’s impact on the historical development of media – an aspect that so far has been neglected. The steering committee is composed of the following members: Professor Dr. Patrik Lundell and Dr. Marie Cronqvist (Lund University), Professor Dr. Hugh Chignell and Dr. Kristin Skoog (Bournemouth University), Christoph Hilgert (University of Gießen) and Dr. Hans-Ulrich Wagner (Hans-Bredow-Institut). The first conference will take place in Hamburg from November 13-15, 2014. An EMHIS-website is under progress.

Doing Entangled Media History: EMHIS-Forum II took place at Bournemouth University from May 6th to 9th

Professor Dr. Andreas Fickers (Luxembourg) was the keynote speaker and discussion partner at the second EMHIS-Forum from May 6th to 9th. This meeting was organised by the network Entangled Media Histories (EMHIS). The event was being hosted by the Centre for Media History at Bournemouth University.