Professor Dr Ulrike Weckel

Professor Dr Ulrike Weckel

Richard von Weizsacker Visiting Fellow
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Ulrike Weckel was awarded the Richard von Weizsäcker fellowship of the Volkswagen Stiftung at St Antony's College for the academic year 2017-18. She holds the Professorship for History in the Media and in the Public at the history department of the Justus Liebig University Giessen. In Oxford she is working on an introduction to the modern history of mass media that focuses on audiences and how they made sense of certain cultural representations in the past.

 

Her most recent monograph analyzes German responses to Allied atrocity-film screenings in the immediate postwar period and won the German Historians' Association's Carl Erdmann Award for outstanding Habilitation (Beschämende Bilder. Deutsche Reaktionen auf alliierte Dokumentarfilme über befreite Konzentrations­lager. Stuttgart: Franz Steiner, 2012). Her dissertation research concerned the first women's journals in the late 18th century edited by women. Zwischen Häuslichkeit und Öffentlichkeit. Die ersten deutschen Frauenzeitschriftem im 18. Jahrhundert und ihr Publikum (Tübingen: Max Niemeyer, 1998) focused on editors' and readers' attempts to build a female public, paradoxically, by preaching the propriety of women's domesticity. Ulrike Weckel's fields of research also include the gender history of sociability in the 19th century, the gender and media history of Nazism and transitional justice.