Ulrike Weckel

Ulrike Weckel is a historian. In 1996 she received her PhD at the University of Hamburg and in 2008 her habilitation at the Technical University of Berlin. She has been a Visiting Professor at the Universities of Michigan, Ann Arbor, the Ruhr-University Bochum and the Humboldt University Berlin before she accepted the chair for History in the Media and the Public at the Justus-Liebig-University Giessen in 2013. She has been a fellow at the IFK International Research Center for Cultural Studies in Vienna, the European University Institute in Florence, the Center for Advanced Holocaust Studies at the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum and the German Historical Institute in Washington DC and St Antony’s College at the University of Oxford. In her research she specializes in film history and historical audience reception. In addition to her award-winning monograph “Beschämende Bilder. Deutsche Reaktionen auf alliierte Dokumentarfilme über befreite Konzentrationslager” (Shameful Pictures: German Responses to Allied Documentaries on Liberated Nazi Concentration Camps) she has published more than 15 different articles on the Allied liberation footage, the conditions under which it was taken, its compilation into various atrocity films, the representation of gender in them, the films’ use in Nazi crime trials and different audiences’ reactions to the screenings.

Article Author

Liberated on Film: Images and Narratives of Camp Liberation in Historical Footage and Feature Films

Ulrike Weckel, Liberated on Film: Images and Narratives of Camp Liberation in Historical Footage and Feature Films, in: Research in Film and History, No. 2 (October 2019), published online.

Plädoyer für Rekonstruktionen der Stimmenvielfalt. Rezeptionsforschung als Kulturgeschichte (A plea for reconstructing the variety of voices. Reception studies as cultural history)

Ulrike Weckel, Plädoyer für Rekonstruktionen der Stimmenvielfalt. Rezeptionsforschung als Kulturgeschichte (A plea for reconstructing the variety of voices. Reception studies as cultural history), in: Geschichte und Gesellschaft – Zeitschrift für Historische Sozialwissenschaft, Vol. 45, No. 1 (April 2019), 120-150.

Participation in Public Deliverables

D2.2 Literature Database

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Participation in Events

Pre-Kick-off Meeting

Meeting

Friday, 19.10.2018, 09:15 to Saturday, 20.10.2018, 18:00

Kick-off Meeting

Meeting

Wednesday, 27.02.2019, 09:15 to Friday, 01.03.2019, 20:00

Allied Attempts to Cover Nazi Crimes on Film. What Questions can the Footage Answer?

Workshop

Friday, 13.12.2019, 10:30 to Sunday, 15.12.2019, 13:00

Work Package Leader, member of the Management Board, JLU team leader (research of films, photographs, and text documents)
Justus-Liebig-Universität Gießen, Historisches Institut, Fachjournalistik Geschichte, Otto-Behaghel-Str. 10, 35394 Giessen – Germany
ulrike.weckel@journalistik.geschichte.uni-giessen.de