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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 looks at the historical and today's role of the media in the Baltic Sea Region in light of current challenges and analyses historical lines of developments of migration processes. In 2017/18, the project is funded by the Landesforschungsförderung Hamburg [Hamburg Researc...
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 concepts and int...
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...
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...
Tiews, A. L. (2018): Zwischen Aufklärung und vertonter Ikone. Nordwestdeutsche Radioprogramme über Flucht und Vertreibung der Deutschen [Between Information and Sound Icon. North German Radio Broadcasting on Flight and Expulsion of Germans]. In: N. M. Fahnenbruck, J. Meyer-Lenz (eds.), Flu...
Tiews, A. L. (2017): Fluchtpunkt Film. Integrationen von Flüchtlingen und Vertriebenen durch den deutschen Nachkriegsfilm 1945–1990 [Refuge on Screen. How Fictional Movies Integrated German Refugees and Expellees, 1945-1990]. Berlin: be.bra wissenschaft verlag.
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