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holds a PhD in History and is a researcher at the Dept. of Communication and Media, Unit for Media History. His research interests include East-West tourism in Cold War Europe, European integration and mobility in the long 20th century, and the media history of guidebooks. In the project "Holidays behind the Iron Curtain", funded by the Swedish Research Council, he studies western tourism to Communist Europe. His areas of expertise also include digital history, cinema, memory culture, and contemporary Czech and German history. He is the Reviews Editor of the Journal of Tourism History, co-editor of Tourism and Travel in the Cold War (Routledge 2019) and co-author of The History of the European Travel Commission 1948-2018 (ETC 2018).

EDUCATION

PhD in History, Lund University, 2015
MA in History with distinction, University College London, School of Slavonic and East European Studies, 2009
BA in History, University of Copenhagen, 2006

Research

About the research

My research interests include East-West tourism in Cold War Europe, European integration and mobility in the long 20th century, and the media history of guidebooks. In the project "Holidays behind the Iron Curtain", funded by the Swedish Research Council, I study western tourism to Communist Europe. My areas of expertise also include digital history, cinema, memory culture, and contemporary Czech and German history. I am the Reviews Editor of the Journal of Tourism Historyco-editor of Tourism and Travel in the Cold War (Routledge 2019) and co-author of The History of the European Travel Commission 1948-2018 (ETC 2018).

Publications

Books (2)
Editorships (1)
Articles (5)
Book chapters (7)
Conference contributions (2)
Working papers (1)
Reviews (10)
Articles in specialist publications and popular press (1)

Research portal (Lund University)

Other tasks and qualifications

PEER-REVIEWER FOR

Food & History, Lychnos, Journal of Tourism History

CONFERENCES ORGANIZED

Mobility and Leisure Travel in the Cold War, Centre for European Research, University of Gothenburg 7-8 December 2017.

Crossing the Iron Curtain: Tourism and Travelling in the Cold War, Amsterdam School for Regional, Transnational and European Studies, University of Amsterdam, 7-8 April 2017.

COURSES TAUGHT

What is Central and Eastern Europe: history, ideas, culture and identities, European Studies, University of Gothenburg

History of Modern Tourism, Saxo-Institute, University of Copenhagen

Historieformidling med formidlingsteori, Saxo-Institute, University of Copenhagen

Film och historia, Department of History, Lund University

Media and Armed Conflict - Past and Present, Unit for Media History, Lund University

1989: Revolution och reformer, Department of History, Lund University

Katastrofernas århundrade, Department of History, Lund University

Sune Bechmann Pedersen

Researcher
Media History
Department of Communication and Media

Contact information

E-mail sune.bechmann_pedersenkom.luse

Phone +46 46 222 84 89

Room SOL:A231

Visiting address Helgonabacken 12, Lund

Postal address Box 117, 221 00 Lund

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