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The project compiles a comprehensive history of the German Press Agency from 1949 to the present. To do so, the dpa will be presented in the light of the changing society of the Federal Republic of Germany and the developments in the media landscape. The specific role and significance of the dpa as...
Various actors negotiate the past and make it relevant for the present in new communicative practices. The Research Lab "Practices of Appropriation" takes a closer look at historical memes and TikTok videos as well as historical Instagram and Twitter accounts.
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.
How is historical authenticity produced and which media strategies come into play? How is history evoked, legitimised and authorised by the media? Dr. Hans-Ulrich Wagner, Dr. Christoph Classen and Dr. Achim Saupe (Leibniz Centre for Contemporary History Potsdam) together with 14 researchers addresse...
Uwe Hasebrink retired at the end of September 2021. For more than 35 years, he worked at the Leibniz Institute for Media Research | Hans-Bredow-Institut; first as a research consultant, then for many years as a scientific director and a member of the Board of Directors.
The brochure "Media Env...
On the blog of the Historical Commission of the ARD, Dr. Hans-Ulrich Wagner writes about how the author Siegfried Lenz used the media.
To the article (online, in German)
There are "treasures" in the archives of the public broadcasters that need to be unearthed. This or something...
At the occasion of the 100th birthday of the Hamburg writer Wolfgang Borchert, Dr. Hans-Ulrich Wagner has arranged a personal collection of literary events about the author.
To the collection (online, in German)
Wagner, H.-U. (2021): So viel Borchert war nie. Eine persönliche Zeitreise zu aus...
In their blog article on Space and Culture, the two guest editors Dr. Hans-Ulrich Wagner and Justin Lloyd introduce their new blog series "Harbour Cities". It originated from the international network "Transnational Media Histories", a cooperation network of universities in Shang...
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