Book Launch – News From Germany: The Competition to Control World Communications, 1900-1945

Apr 02, 2019
  • 5:00 PM - 6:30 PM
  • Location:
    Peter Wall Institute Seminar Room (Room 307)
    6331 Crescent Road
    Vancouver, BC

Professor Heidi Tworek and the Department of History welcome you to an afternoon event to celebrate Dr. Tworek’s new book News from Germany: The Competition to Control World Communications, 1900-1945. Join them for a discussion led by Dr. Tworek on the major themes of her book. Professors Eagle Glassheim (Department Head, UBC History) and Mary Lynn Young (UBC Graduate School of Journalism) will offer their thoughts on Dr. Tworek’s book followed by a Q&A.
Following the discussion, there will be a reception with light refreshments. Books will be available for purchase and signing.

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About the Presenter

Dr. Heidi Tworek works on media, international organizations, and transatlantic relations. She is a member of the Science and Technology Studies program, the Language Science Initiative, and the Institute for European Studies at UBC. She is a visiting fellow at the Joint Center for History and Economics at Harvard University as well as a non-resident fellow at the German Marshall Fund of the United States and the Canadian Global Affairs Institute. 

Heidi’s book, News from Germany: The Competition to Control World Communications, 1900-1945 will be published in March 2019 by Harvard University Press. In March 2018, she published a co-edited volume, entitled Exorbitant Expectations: International Organizations and the Media in the Nineteenth and Twentieth Centuries. Heidi’s many book chapters and journal articles have appeared in venues including Journal of Global History,Journal of Policy History, Business History Review, Journalism Studies, German History and Enterprise & Society. She is also the co-editor of The Routledge Companion to the Makers of Global Business, due to appear in 2019. Her further research interests include contemporary media and communications, German and transatlantic politics, the digital economy, the history of technology, legal history, digital history, the history of health, and higher education.