I am an associate professor in media history. My research interests concern Cold War culture, media and memory, media and armed conflict, and transnational broadcasting.

I coordinate the international research network Entangled Media Histories (EMHIS), financed by STINT. My own current research is on the exchange of television programmes between Sweden and the GDR in the 1970s and 80s. I have been a guest researcher at the European University Institute in Florence and the Hans-Bredow-Institut für Medienforschung in Hamburg.

I am one of the coordinators of the Film- and media history seminar at LU, and I am also a representative of LU in Humtank, a national think tank for the promotion of the humanities. In different projects I have also taken an interest in the research text seminar as a learning environment in PhD education.


About the research

My research focus is 20th century Swedish and European history. Specific interests are in the field of Cold War culture, especially media narratives in the postwar era, literary fiction and feature film of the Cold War, the culture of civil defense and everyday militarization in the atomic age, and finally the material cultural heritage of the Cold War.

In my current research project "Entangled television histories", I investigate the social networks and programme exchange between Swedish and East German television in the 1970s and 1980s (financed by Riksbankens Jubileumsfond). The project thus taps into not only the discussion on transnational broadcasting, but also the recent trend within Cold War studies that challenges the traditional idea of division and bipolarity by investigating the period in terms of East-West entanglements, interconnections, exchanges, and circulation.

Connected to my research on Sweden and the GDR, I have started a research group with two postdoc researchers, Sune Bechmann Pedersen and Laura Saarenmaa. The title of the project is "Transborder television. Scandinavia and the GDR" (financed by the Crafoord foundation).

Since 2014, I am also the coordinator of the international research network "Entangled media histories" (EMHIS) with members from Sweden, Germany, Britain, Portugal and Australia.


Books (2)
Editorships (9)
Articles (7)
Book chapters (28)
Conference contributions (3)
Reports (1)
Reviews (29)
Newspaper articles (11)
Miscellaneous (3)
Supervision at Lund University (1)

Research portal (Lund University)


Teaching autumn 2017

Other tasks and qualifications

Editorial board member of Scandia. Journal of Historical Research
Editorial board member of the book series Mediehistoriskt arkiv
Editorial board member of Lund University Press
Member of the Research Board at the faculties of Humanities and Theology
Board member of the Science Society of Lund
Honorary Associate of the Centre for Media History, Macquarie University, Australia
Member of the national think tank Humtank

Marie Cronqvist

Reader, Project Coordinator, Project Manager, Researcher, Supervisor, Teaching Staff
Media History
Department of Communication and Media

Senior Lecturer
Media History
Department of Communication and Media

Contact information

E-mail marie.cronqvistkom.luse

Phone +46 46 222 88 76

Visiting address Helgonabacken 12, Lund

Postal address Box 117, 221 00 Lund

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