Research Centre for the History of Broadcasting in Northern Germany

The Research Centre for the History of Broadcasting in Northern Germany is a cooperative project of the Hans-Bredow-Institute with the University of Hamburg (Department of Languages, Literature and Media I) and NDR (the Northern German Broadcasting Service). The Research Centre is also supported by WDR (the Western German Broadcasting Service).

The objective of the Research Centre is to grasp transformational processes in the history of broadcasting scientifically. By advancing close cooperation between the providers, media-historical researchers and practitioners, the Research Centre establishes a comprehensive approach. Through collaboration with the University of Hamburg and other research facilities, media-historical research and teaching are promoted and strengthened.

The main project of the Research Centre, the History of Broadcasting in Northern Germany 1945-1955, was completed in 2007. As the work as well as the organisational form of the Reserach Centre is trusted by all cooperating partners, financing was extended until 2012.

Publications

  • Wagner, H.-U. (2008): Das Hörspiel-Kapital und sein akustischer Mehrwert [Radio Plays as Capital and Their Acoustic Added Value], Der 57. Hörspielpreis der Kriegsblinden: Auf den Spuren der neuen deutschen Radiokunst. In: Funk-Korrespondenz 56, No. 9, 29.2.2008, pp. 3-8.

  • Wagner, H.-U. (in print): Auf der Suche nach der konkreten geschichtlichen Stunde. Die “Rundfunkarbeit von Christen” – am Beispiel des NWDR-Köln [Looking for the Conrete Historical Moment. The Radio Work by Christians – the Example of the NWDR Cologne]. In: Th. Pittrof, W. Schmitz (Eds.), Wahrnehmung und Deutung der Geschichte in der literarischen und wissenschaftlichen Publizistik des deutschsprachigen Katholizismus. Freiburg.

Lectures

  • "Szenen einer Ehe. Die Literatur und der Rundfunk“ [Scenes from a Marriage. Literature and Broadcasting]. lecture by H.-U. Wagner in the context of the lecture series "Die Veröffentlichung von Literatur“ [Publishing Literature] at the University of Dresden on 2 December 2008.

  • "'Für Sie, für Sie – und ganz besonders für Sie'. Rundfunkgeschichte(n) im Norden" ['For you, for you - and especially for you'. Broadcasting (hi)stories in the North], module by H.-U. Wagner for the education of NDR programme trainees at the NDR in Hamburg on 1 December 2008.

  • "Forschungsstelle Geschichte des Rundfunks in Norddeutschland“ [Research Centre for the History of Broadcasting in North Germany], presentation by H.-U. Wagner at the annual conference of the Historic Commission of the ARD in Bremen on 19 November 2008.

  • „Rundfunk und Region – Diskussion um die Gestaltung des Rundfunks in Nordwestdeutschland 1945-1955“ [„Broadcasting and Region – Discussion about the Constitution of Broadcasting in Northern Germany 1945-1955“], lecture at the conference „Der Umgang mit den Folgen von NS-Zeit und Krieg in Niedersachsen nach 1945“ [Dealing with the Consequences of the Nazi era and the War in Lower Saxony after 1945] on 17. February 2007 in Hannover.