Philipp Seuferling is a doctoral student within the research project “The (dis)connected refugee: The role of communication technologies in trust-building in Sweden and Germany”. In his PhD project, he provides a historical perspective and explores historic media practices in refugee camps in Germany, between 1945 and 2000.
Philipp has studied Media and Communication Studies as well as Finnougrian Studies at the universities of Hamburg, Helsinki and Lund. From 2013 to 2015, he worked as a research assistant at the Research Centre Media History at the Hans-Bredow-Institute for Media Research at the University of Hamburg.
He is a member of the international research networks “Entangled Media Histories” (Lund, Hamburg, Bournemouth) and “Media and Migration in the Baltic Sea Region” (Lund, Hamburg, Stockholm, Jyväskylä, Aarhus). He is also and associated member of the "Memory and Media Research Network".
His general research interests lie in the intersections of media and migration studies, media history and memory studies, especially in the context of German contemporary history.
Philipp Seuferling (2019). “We Demand Better Ways to Communicate”: Pre-Digital Media Practices in Refugee Camps". In: Media and Communication 7(2), 207-217. Open Access.
Hans-Ulrich Wagner & Philipp Seuferling (2020). Uses of the Past in Refugee Documentaries in Sweden and Germany. In: Media History 26(1), 91-104.
Philipp Seuferling (2018). "Analogue Escapes. Media and Communication Practices in Refugee Camps in Germany (1945-2000)". Publication of PhD project plan in Rundfunk und Geschichte (Heft 3-4, 2018).
Philipp Seuferling (2018). "Posting on the Wall in Pre-Digital Times. Media and Communication Practices in Refugee Camps in Germany (1945-2000)". Blog Entry for "Media History from the Margins", Summer Seminar at Monte Verità, August 2018.
Seuferling, Philipp (February 2018): “To arrive means being able to tell”. Memory Cultures and Narratives of Historical Migration in German Media in 1991–1994 and 2015–2017. In: Tobias Linné (ed.). Excellent MSc Dissertations 2017. Media and Communication Studies. Lund: Lund University Press.