Associated Researcher at the Hans-Bredow-Institut
Dr. phil. Christoph Hilgert, has been contributing particularly to the Institute’s competence area “media history” and is steering committee member of the international "Entangled Media Histories" (EMHIS) network. He works as a press and public relations desk officer in Bonn.
Christoph Hilgert studied History, Journalism and Political Sciences at the Universities of Gießen, Bristol (England) and Hamburg. In 2015, he was awarded with the young scholar award of German Communication Association’s (DGPuK) Communication History division for his doctoral thesis on young people and radio in West Germany and Great Britain between 1945-1963.
From March 2006 to December 2007, Christoph Hilgert worked for the Research Centre Media History (formerly “Research Centre for the History of Broadcasting in Northern Germany”) at the Hans-Bredow-Institute. Since 2002, he had already been a student assistant at the Institute for a monitoring project on the advent of digital television.
His research interests concern the history of mediated public communication and focus especially on the history of journalism, of broadcasting and of youth cultures. Moreover, he is interested in (the history of) science communication and public relations as well as the public engagement with history.