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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...
Was the radio play used for political propaganda? Dr. Hans-Ulrich Wagner looks into this in his article in the journal 'Medienkorrespondenz' [Media Correspondence].
You can read the article here.
So much for the heyday of the radio play! All the beloved, award-winning and cherishe...
In the Wörterbuch der Journalistik [Dictionary of Journalism] Dr. Hans-Ulrich Wagner describes the situation of young journalists after the end of the war.
To the article
Many then 'young' journalists repeatedly emphasised the aspect of guidance and assistance from the Britis...
Paul Celan is one of the most important German-speaking poets and had a very special way of reciting his poems. In this compilation, the original recordings can be heard for the first time. For this occasion, Dr. Hans-Ulrich Wagner has written a detailed accompanying text with background information...
On BBC History, Dr. Hans-Ulrich Wagner describes in a blog article the genesis of the orchestra that is now known as the NDR Elbphilharmonie Orchestra. Founded 75 years ago amidst the ruins of post-war Hamburg, it is an inspiring symbol of close cooperation and joint development with the British occ...
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)
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