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The project investigates the broadcasting activities of the Hamburg author Siegfried Lenz (1926-2014) and explores the development of the cultural value of public service broadcasting.
The network project looked at the historical and today's role of the media in the Baltic Sea Region in light of current challenges and analysed historical lines of developments of migration processes. In 2017/18, the project was funded by the Landesforschungsförderung Hamburg [Hamburg Resea...
The international research network ‘Entangled Media Histories’ between the universities of Lund (Sweden), Bournemouth (Great Britain) and Hamburg (Germany) is working on a common European history of media.
In all current social processes for establishing identity, a central component is, in fact, communication about the past. This is something that the current "memory boom” is, not least, demonstrating, as it also makes clear what a large role the mass media play in the negotiation of conce...
Under the umbrella of the interdisciplinary research association on the cultural history of Hamburg (www.fkghh.uni-hamburg.de), academics from various subject areas comprehensively investigated the Hamburg cultural scene during the Weimar Republic and passed on their results to a wider public in 201...
In the brochure on the 75th anniversary of the NDR Elbphilhamonie Orchestra, media historian Dr. Hans-Ulrich Wagner wrote a guest contribution on the foundation of this "German-British dream orchestra."
You can download the brochure (in German) here
Abstract (in German)
In his article in the Journal for Media History, Hans-Ulrich Wagner writes about the interaction between literary authors and the medium radio.
Literary authors have made use of the radio as a political, technological, cultural, and social medium from its infancy. A wide range of complex rela...
The article by Dr. Hans-Urlich Wagner and guest researcher Philipp Seuferling in the journal Media History focuses on the memory culture of migration in the media on a theoretical and empirical level.
Migration not only entangles people, cultures and societies but also histories and memories of div...
Wagner, Hans-Ulrich (2019): Fritz Bauer und das Radio [Fritz Bauer and the Radio]. In: Zeithistorische Forschungen/Studies in Contemporary History, online edition, 16 (2019), issue 1, pp. 164-176, online: zeithistorische-forschungen.de/1-2019/id=5693.
Issue 3/2018 of our journal "Medien & Kommunikationswissenschaft" has been published, including an article on the relationship between populist attitudes, hostility towards the media, negative emotions and participation (Schindler et al.), with a contribution that answers the question...
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