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Communication History and Media Change

The lab understands itself as a transdisciplinary platform for research in media and communication history: The evolution of social communication as well as the variety of media dispositives and their appropriations can be researched and described only from different perspectives and a broad range of methods and sources. Subject of historical mediatization research in particular is the formation and evolution of various media and their interplay, the history of communication and the social transformation of the public sphere (also in inter-/transnational comparison). Research is conducted with an eye to research methods from historical content analysis and/or document analysis, also with regard to digital methods. The study of communication and media change is thereby connected with the intellectual history of communication, media and the public sphere, respectively the history of communication studies itself.  

Members of the lab work on propaganda history, the evolution of transnational conference journalism and the history of international organizations like the League of Nations in interwar times.
Founding members were Prof. Dr. Holger Böning and Prof. Dr. Inge Marszolek †.

Head

: Prof. Dr. Stefanie Averbeck-Lietz
Prof. Dr.

Stefanie Averbeck-Lietz

Institution Centre for Media, Communication and Information Research of the University of Bremen (ZeMKI)

Members

:  Rieke Böhling

Rieke Böhling

Institution: Centre for Media, Communication and Information Research of the University of Bremen (ZeMKI)

Building/room: LINZ6 60120
Phone: +49 (0) 421 218 676 72
E-Mail: rieke.boehling[at]uni-bremenprotect me ?!.de

:  Arne Gellrich

Arne Gellrich

Institution Centre for Media, Communication and Information Research of the University of Bremen (ZeMKI)

Building/room: LINZ4
Phone: +49 (0) 421 218 676 73

:  Viviane Harkort

Viviane Harkort

Institution Centre for Media, Communication and Information Research of the University of Bremen (ZeMKI)

Building/room: LINZ4
Phone: +49 (0) 421 218 676 92
E-Mail: harkort[at]uni-bremenprotect me ?!.de

: Dr. Erik Koenen
Dr.

Erik Koenen

Institution Centre for Media, Communication and Information Research of the University of Bremen (ZeMKI)

Building/room: LINZ6 61050
Phone: +49 (0) 421 218 676 35
E-Mail: ekoenen[at]uni-bremenprotect me ?!.de

:  Simon Sax

Simon Sax

Institution Centre for Media, Communication and Information Research of the University of Bremen (ZeMKI)

Advisory members

:  Christina Sanko

Christina Sanko

Institution Centre for Media, Communication and Information Research of the University of Bremen (ZeMKI)

Building/room: LINZ4
Phone: +49 (0) 421 218 676 37
E-Mail: sanko[at]uni-bremenprotect me ?!.de