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Arne Gellrich

: Arne Gellrich

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Member in the ZeMKI Lab: Communication History an Media Change


Since December 2017, Arne Gellrich works as a research assistant at in the field of communication and media studies at the University of Bremen, focusing on communication and media change history. He was previously employed on a short term contract at the Department of Communication Sciences (Multi-Mediated Communication) at Technische Universität Ilmenau.
In 2016, Arne graduated from the master’s programme in Religion in Peace and Conflict Studies at Uppsala University. His studies, which also encompassed courses at other universities such as those of Lund and Umeå, focused especially on the interdisciplinary discussion of social, communication, and religious studies. His thesis, entitled “…And Reconcile Us with Evil”, took a comparative discourse analytical approach to the portrayal of “good” and “evil” in Judeo-Christian tradition, cinematic feature films and political communication in the USA, Sweden and Germany.
In 2014, Arne graduated from the Bachelors programme in Peace and Development studies at Linnæus University in Växjö, Sweden.


  • DGPuK
  • FSMK



  • Gellrich, A.L., Koenen, E. and Averbeck-Lietz, S. (2020), ‘The epistemic project of open diplomacy and the League of Nations: Co-evolution between diplomacy, PR and journalism’, in: Corporate Communications: An International Journal, ahead-of-print.
  • Gellrich, A. L. (2020). „Tagungsbericht: Prodemokratische Propaganda, Pressekultur und politische Kommunikation in der Weimarer Republik, 22.11.2019 – 23.11.2019 Bremen“, in: H-Soz-Kult, 24.01.2020,
  • Sax, S, & Gellrich, A. L. (2019). „Tagungsbericht: Digitale Kommunikation und Kommunikationsgeschichte: Perspektiven, Potential, Problemfelder. Gemeinsame Tagung der DGPuk-Fachgruppen Digitale Kommunikation und Kommunikationsgeschichte 16. 01.2019 – 18.01.2019 in Bremen“, in: Rundfunk und Geschichte 45 (2019), 1–2. in: H-Soz-Kult, 04.07.2019,
  • Gellrich, A. L. (2018). „Julia Lönnendonker: Konstruktionen europäischer Identität. Rezensiert von Arne Gellrich“, in: Rezensionen:kommunikation:medien (r:k:m) [Onlineausgabe], 18. August 2018.
  • Gellrich, A. L. (2016). ‘…And Reconcile Us With Evil: A Critical Investigation of the Imagery of Good and Evil in Western Religion, Film and Politics.’ Student Thesis, Uppsala universitet, Teologiska fakulteten, Teologiska institutionen. Volltext Online verfügbar via Digitala Vetenskapliga Arkivet.
  • Gellrich, A. L. (2014). ‘Peace Plus the Shooting? A Critical Evaluation of SDP Practices and Tenability.’ Student Thesis, Linnaeus University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Social Studies. Volltext Online verfügbar via Digitala Vetenskapliga Arkivet.



  • Gellrich, A. L. (2020). ‘“The conscience of civilised mankind has been roused”. A history of media analytics and its effects on the institutional transnational discourse on colonised peoples and North-South Development in the 1930s.’ Conference Paper, IAMCR-Konferenz Reimagining the Digital Future Online, hosted by the University of Tampere 12. – 17. Juli 2020.
  • Gellrich, A. L. (2020) ‘Early Media Analytics in the League of Nations Mandates System’. Invited Talk, ZeMKI Online-Forschungskolloquium, 08.07.2020.
  • Gellrich, A. L., Koenen, E., Averbeck-Lietz, S. (2019). The League of Nations “Open Diplomacy”: Strategy For a New World Order. A Century of Internationalisms: The Promise and Legacies of the League of Nations, Lissabon 18.–20. September 2019.
  • Averbeck-Lietz, S. Gellrich, A. L. & Koenen, E. (2019). ‘“Open Diplomacy” for the League of Nations: The Co-evolution of Journalism, PR and Public Diplomacy during the 1920s’. IAMCR-Konferenz Communication, Technology and Human Dignity: Disputed Rights, Contested Truths, Madrid, 7 – 11 Juli 2019
  • Gellrich, A. L., Averbeck-Lietz, S. & Koenen, E. (2019) Always frankly and in the public view? – the co-evolutive epistemic project of public diplomacy and transnational reporting under the League of Nations. International History of Public Relations Conference 2019, Bournemouth 26. – 28. Juni 2019.
  • Gellrich, Arne (2019). ‘The “Sacred Trust of Civilization”? Development thinking in the League of Nations Mandates system.’ Posterpräsentation Doctorales transfrontalières der SFSIC, DGPuK und SSCM, 13.06.2019, Mulhouse.
  • Gellrich, A. L., Averbeck-Lietz & Koenen, E. (2019). Covering the League of Nations: Co-evolution of transnational conference journalism and ‘open diplomacy’ in the interwar period (1920–’38). Workshop Relational Event Models (REM) des Doc-Netzwerks n(sna) – Qualitative und Quantitative Ansätze der Sozialen Netzwerkanalyse, Bremen, 22. – 23. Januar 2019.
  • Gellrich, A. L. (2019). „Evolution des Entwicklungsdiskurses im Zusammenhang der Völkerbundspolitik in der Zwischenkriegszeit.“ Medienhistorisches Forum für Absolventen und Forschungsnachwuchs, 09.11.2018 – 10.11.2018, Wittenberg.
  • Koenen, E., Gellrich, A. L. & Averbeck-Lietz, S. (2018). Conference journalism and ‘open diplomacy’ – The League of Nations communication concept as an epistemic project. ECREA-Konferenz Centres and Peripheries: Communication, Research, Translation, Lugano 31. Oktober – 3. November 2018.
  • Averbeck-Lietz, S., Koenen, E. & Gellrich, A. L. (2018). The League of Nations “Open Diplomacy”: The 20th Century Challenge for Transnational Journalism. Journalism across Borders: The Production and “Produsage” of News in the Era of Transnationalization, Ilmenau, 26.–28. September 2018.
  • Koenen, E., Gellrich, A. L. & Averbeck-Lietz, S. (2018). Transnationale Kommunikationsgeschichte des Völkerbundes in der Zwischenkriegszeit (1920-1938). Institutions-, Professions- und Öffentlichkeitssphäre des Völkerbundjournalismus im Mehrländervergleich. ZemKI-Forschungskolloquium, 16. Mai 2018, Bremen,