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First Name
Stephanie
Last Name
Seul
Affiliation
University of Bremen, Germany
Website URL
https://bremen.academia.edu/StephanieSeul
Keywords
Media History, Communication History, Journalism History, First World War, Second World War, Weimar Republic, Interwar Years, Women War Correspondents, Propaganda, Antisemitism, German-Jewish Press, Transnational History, Appeasement, BBC History, The Holocaust and the Media
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I am a historian of media and communication and a researcher at ‘Deutsche Presseforschung’, Department of Cultural Studies, University of Bremen (Germany). I studied history at Ludwig Maximilians University in Munich (Germany) and hold an M.Phil. from the University of Cambridge (UK), and a Ph.D. from the European University Institute in Florence (Italy). My research focuses on the German and international press and radio in the era of the two world wars; in particular on British propaganda during the 1930s and the Second World War, on media representations of anti-Semitism and the Holocaust, on the German-Jewish press, and on women war reporters during the First World War. I am a German native speaker and fluent in English and Italian, and I read French. I have extensive experience of archival research in Britain, Germany, Italy, Austria, and the United States. My writing has appeared in numerous edited volumes and journals, including the Leo Baeck Institute Year BookJewish Historical StudiesPolitics, Religion & IdeologyMedia HistoryJournal of Modern Italian Studies, and 1914-1918 Online: International Encyclopedia of the First World War.

Recent Publications

“For a German Audience We Do Not Use Appeals for Sympathy on Behalf of Jews as a Propaganda Line”: The BBC German Service and the Holocaust. In: Simon Eliot and Marc Wiggam (eds.), Allied Communication to the Public during the Second World War: National and Transnational Networks. London: Bloomsbury Academic, 2020, pp. 131-48.

Women War Reporters. In: Ute Daniel, Peter Gatrell, Oliver Janz, Heather Jones, Jennifer Keene, Alan Kramer, and Bill Nasson (eds.), 1914-1918 Online. International Encyclopedia of the First World War, issued by Freie Universität Berlin, Berlin 2019. DOI: 10.15463/ie1418.11385, https://encyclopedia.1914-1918-online.net/article/women_war_reporters.

The Absence of “Kristallnacht” and Its Aftermath in BBC German-language Broadcasts during 1938–1939. In: Wolf Gruner and Steven J. Ross (eds.), New Perspectives on Kristallnacht: After 80 Years, the Nazi Pogrom in Global Comparison (The Jewish Role in American Life: An Annual Review, vol. 17). West Lafayette, Indiana: Perdue University Press, 2019, pp. 171-93.

German Antisemitism and the International Press during the Weimar Republic, 1918-1933. In: European Holocaust Studies 1 (2019), 221-31.

A female war correspondent on the Italian front, 1915-1917: The Austrian travel journalist and photographer Alice Schalek. In: Journal of Modern Italian Studies 21,2 (2016), pp. 220-51.

Die diskursive Konstituierung Europas in Medien. Neue Arbeiten zur Presse- und Kommunikationsgeschichte sowie zu den Digital Humanities [The Discursive Construction of Europe in the Media. New Contributions to Media History and Digital Humanities]. In: Neue Politische Literatur 61,1 (2016), pp. 79-93.

(with Nelson Ribeiro, eds.) Revisiting transnational broadcasting: The BBC’s foreign-language services during the Second World War. Special Issue of Media History 21,4 (2015).

(with Nelson Ribeiro) Revisiting transnational broadcasting: The BBC’s foreign-language services during the Second World War. In: Media History 21,4 (2015), pp. 365-77.

“Plain, unvarnished news”? The BBC German Service and British propaganda directed at Nazi Germany, 1938-1940. In: Media History 21,4 (2015), pp. 378-96.

Die deutsch-jüdische Presse im Ersten Weltkrieg: Stand und Perspektiven der Forschung [The German-Jewish Press during the First World War: State of the Art and Perspectives for Future Research]. In: Holger Böning and Susanne Marten-Finnis (eds.), Aufklären, Mahnen und Erzählen. Studien zur deutsch-jüdischen Publizistik und zu deren Erforschung, zum Kampf gegen den Antisemitismus und zur subversiven Kraft des Erzählens. Mit der Edition einer Denkschrift des „Centralvereins deutscher Staatsbürger jüdischen Glaubens e.V.“ zu Friedhofs- und Synagogenschändungen aus dem Jahre 1929. Festschrift für Michael Nagel. Bremen: edition lumière, 2015, pp. 177-198.

“Großer Friedensstifter” – “Befreiung des russischen Judentums” – “bewusstes Walten Gottes”: Deutsch-jüdische Pressediskurse über den Beginn des Ersten Weltkriegs, 1914-1915 [Discourses of the German-Jewish Press on the Outbreak of the First World War]. In: Cornelia Rauh, Arnd Reitemeier and Dirk Schumann (eds.), Kriegsbeginn in Norddeutschland. Zur Herausbildung einer ‘Kriegskultur’ 1914/15 in transnationaler Perspektive. Göttingen: Wallstein, 2015, pp. 128-154.

‘Transnational Press Discourses on German Antisemitism during the Weimar Republic: The Riots in Berlin’s Scheunenviertel, 1923’. In: Leo Baeck Institute Year Book 59 (2014), pp. 91-120.

“Herr Hitler’s Nazis Hear an Echo of World Opinion”. British and American press responses to Nazi anti-Semitism, September 1930 – April 1933. In: Politics, Religion & Ideology 14,3 (2013), pp. 412-30.

“A Menace to Jews Seen If Hitler Wins”: British and American Press Comment on German Anti-Semitism 1918-19 In: Jewish Historical Studies 44 (2012), pp. 75-102.

“Trägerin des europäischen Gemeinschaftsgedankens – lebendige Magna Charta des Friedens”: Die politische Dimension der PRESSA Köln 1928 und ihr Widerhall in der zeitgenössischen deutschen und internationalen Presse [„Manifestation of the Idea of European Unity – Living Magna Charta of Peace“: The Political Dimension of the PRESSA Cologne 1928 and its Reception in the Contemporary German and International Press]. In: Susanne Marten-Finnis and Michael Nagel (eds.), 80 Jahre PRESSA, Internationale Presse-Ausstellung Köln 1928, und der jüdische Beitrag zum modernen Journalismus. The PRESSA, International Press Exhibition in Cologne 1928, and the Jewish Contribution to Modern Journalism. 1. Bremen: edition lumière, 2012, pp. 57-104.

Journalists in the Service of British Foreign Policy: The BBC German Service and Chamberlain’s Appeasement Policy, 1938-1939. In: Frank Bösch and Dominik Geppert (eds.), Journalists as Political Actors. Transfers and Interactions between Britain and Germany since the late 19th Century. Augsburg: Wißner-Verlag, 2008, pp. 88-109.

“Any reference to Jews on the wireless might prove a double-edged weapon”: Jewish images in the British propaganda campaign towards the German public, 1938-1939. In: Martin Liepach, Gabriele Melischek and Josef Seethaler (eds.), Jewish Images in the Media (Relation, n.s. vol. 2). Vienna: Austrian Academy of Sciences Press, 2007, pp. 203-232.

The Representation of the Holocaust in the British Propaganda Campaign Directed at the German Public, 1938-1945. In: Leo Baeck Institute Year Book 52 (2007), pp. 267-306.

Europa im Wettstreit der Propagandisten: Entwürfe für ein besseres Nachkriegseuropa in der britischen Deutschlandpropaganda als Antwort auf Hitlers „Neuordnung Europas“, 1940-1941 [Rival Blueprints for Post-War Europe: British Efforts to Counter National Socialist Propaganda on the „New European Order“, 1940-1941]. In: Jahrbuch für Kommunikationsgeschichte 8 (2006), pp. 108-161.

Media Coverage
https://www.diaridetarragona.com/naltros/Valientes-reporteras-en-la-Gran-Guerra-20171210-0039.html
Country Focus
Germany, Austria, United Kingdom, France, Italy, United States
Expertise by Geography
France, Germany, Mediterranean, United Kingdom, United States
Expertise by Chronology
20th century
Expertise by Topic
Diplomacy, Holocaust & Nazi Persecution, Women, World War I, World War II