Archives for category: Academic Publication


Politics and Culture in the Weimar Republic in: Steve Ellis and Alan Farmer (eds.), The Quest for Political Stability: Germany 1871-1991, pp. 142-143.


The Modernized Gretchen
Transformations of the New Woman in the late Weimar Republic

in: German History, Volume 33 (2015), issue 1, pp. 52-79

Abstract: The ‘New Woman’ was an important part of the culture and society of Weimar Germany, both as a discursive figure and as social reality. However, the interdependencies between these two aspects – the ‘New Woman’ as a media phenomenon and as a lived reality – have not yet been investigated in depth. Read the rest of this entry »


“Die Zeitung der Zeit”
Die Tageszeitung Tempo und das Ende der Weimarer Republik

in: “Der ganze Verlag ist einfach eine Bonbonniere”. Ullstein in der ersten Hälfte des zwanzigsten Jahrhunderts, ed. by Ute Schneider and David Oels (Berlin: De Gruyter, 2014), pp. 137-159.

Abstract: Using the example of the daily newspaper Tempo, this article analyzes the politico-ideological role of the Ullstein publishing company during the last years of the Weimar Republic. Read the rest of this entry »


Swantje SCHARENBERG: Die Konstruktion des öffentlichen Sports in der Tagespresse der Weimarer Republik, in: German History, vol 31 (2013), No 4, pp. 590-591.

Sport, from football to Bavarian finger-wrestling (Fingerhakeln), has a central place in German society: according to the German Olympic Sports Confederation, in 2010 roughly every third German was a member of a sports club. Read the rest of this entry »


Am 5. August 1933 wird die Tageszeitung Tempo eingestellt – als erstes Ullsteinblatt nach der Machtübernahme Hitlers.

in: Deutsches Pressemuseum im Ullsteinhaus, Pressechronik 1933, 5 August 2013

Tempo, das jüngste Kind in Ullsteins Zeitungssortiment, sollte den Lebensstil der jungen Generation der Weimarer Republik bedienen, die unter den Einflüssen des demokratischen Umbruchs von 1918/19 und einer beginnenden Konsumgesellschaft aufgewachsen war. Mit dem Namen, der modernen Aufmachung und der hohen Erscheinungsrate – zwischenzeitlich gab es drei verschiedene Ausgaben pro Tag – orientierte sich der Verlag laut der Geschäftsführung an Vorbildern aus New York und London. Read the rest of this entry »

Beyond Glitter and Doom
The Contingency of the Weimar Republic

(Munich: iudicium, 2012)

ed. by Jochen Hung, Godela Weiss-Sussex, Geoff Wilkes

The Weimar Republic has received more attention in academic research and popular culture than almost any other period in German history. Nevertheless, its prevailing historical image remains surprisingly simplistic: it is often seen as an era of accelerated cultural progress on the one hand and extreme political unrest, social upheaval and economic crisis on the other, a view epitomized in the ubiquitous image of the ‘dance on the volcano’. Read the rest of this entry »

Beyond Glitter and Doom
The New Paradigm of Contingency in Weimar Research

in: Beyond Glitter and Doom. The Contingency of the Weimar Republic, ed. by Jochen Hung, Godela Weiss-Sussex, Geoff Wilkes (Munich: iudicium, 2012), pp. 9-15.

The Weimar Republic has received more attention in popular culture and academic research than almost any other phase in German history. But despite the plethora of books, films, exhibitions and articles on the period, its prevailing image remains surprisingly simplistic. Read the rest of this entry »