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. Research, Debates and Projects 2.0, no. 2 (October 2019), 1-21.

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

Contributor

D2.3 Digitized Collection of Text Documents related to Footage and Films

Contributor

Participation in Events

Pre-Kick-off Meeting

Meeting

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

Liberation Footage and the Visualization of the Holocaust

Presentation

Friday, 30.11.2018, 11:00

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

Consortium Meeting

Meeting

Tuesday, 23.02.2021, 15:00 to Wednesday, 24.02.2021, 19:00

VHH Research Seminar – Session 1: The Making of Majdanek – Cemetery of Europe (1944)

Research Seminar

Thursday, 25.02.2021, 16:00 to Thursday, 25.02.2021, 18:00

VHH Research Seminar – Session 2: Dziga Vertov’s Blood for Blood (1941) in the Interval of Fall 1941

Research Seminar

Friday, 26.03.2021, 16:00 to Friday, 26.03.2021, 18:00

VHH Research Seminar – Session 3: Soviet Footage on Nazi Crimes and Its Textual Documentation: Identification and Research Issues

Research Seminar

Tuesday, 06.04.2021, 16:00 to Tuesday, 06.04.2021, 18:00

VHH Research Seminar – Session 5: Soviet Filmed Atrocity Images on American Movie Screens, 1942–1945, and Some Partial Answers to the Questions of What, When, Where and By Whom?

Research Seminar

Tuesday, 15.06.2021, 18:00 to Tuesday, 15.06.2021, 20:00

VHH Research Seminar – Session 7: How to Tell the Story of Liberated Concentration Camps: On the Written Documents of British Cameramen and Filmmakers

Research Seminar

Tuesday, 23.11.2021, 16:00 to Tuesday, 23.11.2021, 18:00

Moving Images from the Archives. Historical Footage of Nazi Crimes in Documentaries

Conference

Sunday, 08.05.2022, 18:00 to Tuesday, 10.05.2022, 17:00

Participation in Media Reports

Holocaust-Gedenken auf Instagram und Co

Der Standard, Wednesday, 27.01.2021

Participation in Videos

VHH Research Seminar – Session 7: How to Tell the Story of Liberated Concentration Camps: On the Written Documents of British Cameramen and Filmmakers

Tuesday, 23.11.2021

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