At MKV in Lund, projects are funded by organisations such as The Swedish Research Council (VR), Riksbankens Jubileumsfond (RJ), FORTE, The Wallenberg Foundation, The Swedish Institute (SI), and the EU. We are part of networks and collaborative projects in the Nordic countries, Europe and worldwide. Researchers work with public service and commercial media, policy and production sectors, and NGOs.
We are involved in a diversity of projects, networks and symposia, funded by 22 different bodies, ranging from big grants with high academic, industry and societal value (e.g. VR, RJ, Wallenberg, FORTE, Swedish Education Broadcasting) to small grants with big academic impact in our research culture (e.g. Wahlgrenska Foundation, University of Denver).
- Ung teknik, äldres vardag FORTE funded project (3.5 million SEK), 2015-2018, Professor Tobias Olsson project leader, in collaboration with Linnaeus University. This project researched domestication of digital technologies and elderly citizens. From this project arose 5 journal articles and further research on elderly citizens and digital spheres.
- Media Experiences, a Marcus and Marianne Wallenberg funded project (6.3 million SEK), 2013-2016 Professor Annette Hill project leader. This project was an academic-industry collaboration between Lund University and Endemol Shine. From this project arose 1 research monograph publication (Hill, Routledge 2018, translated into Italian 2019); 6 industry reports, 9 peer reviewed journal articles, 8 book chapters in peer reviewed anthologies (2016-2020), a new forthcoming monograph Roaming Audiences (Hill, Routledge 2021).
- DIGIKIDS Sweden. A Day in the Digital Lives of 0-3 Year Olds, The Swedish Research Council (Vetenskapsrådet) funded project (5.42 million SEK), 2019-2022, Dr. Helena Sandberg project leader, in collaboration with Malmö University and Halmstad Högskola. This project involves ethnographic research of very young children aged 0-3 years old and how digital technology informs and permeates their everyday lives.
- ‘Rumour Mining’, an RJ funded project (8.3 million SEK), 2020-2022, Dr. Mia Marie Hammarlin and Dr. Fredrik Miegel project leaders, in collaboration with Göteborg University. This is a mixed methods project on civic cultures and online rumours regarding anti-vaccination.
Ongoing and Completed Projects
- A Day in the Digital Lives of 0-3 year olds (Helena Sandberg)
- Animals as Food in the Media: Climate, Ethics and Health (Tobias Linné)
- A Space of Your Own: Comprehending cult media through the imagination of home by cult audiences in movie theaters
- Blood, Sweat and Glitter - mediated construction of celebrity status (Michael Rübsamen)
- Children, advertising, and internet (Helena Sandberg)
- Den sociala betydelsen av äldre skogsägares förtrogenhetskunskaper
- Eucross: Crossing borders making Europe
- Eurochallenge: Europe and New Global Challenges
- Hemmets administration: Medieformer, praktiker och mikrogeografier
- In Search of Search and its Engines (Olof Sundin)
- Människorna bakom rubrikerna (finansierat av Wahlgrenska stiftelsen) (Mia-Marie Hammarlin)
- Media Experiences (Annette Hill)
- Mediated Urban Creativity in Southeast Asian Cities (Zaki Habibi)
- Mediedrevets mekanismer och aktörer (finaniserat av HT-fakulteterna/financed by the Faculties of Humanities and Theology, Lund University (Mia-Marie Hammarlin, Gunilla Jarlbro)
- Nurses’ use of social media in relation to COVID-19
- Political comedy, audience engagement and citizenship (Joanna Doona)
- Public service-satir och unga medborgare
- Rumour Mining: Vaccination engagement on the internet
- Rykten, skvaller och skandaler: En studie av kungliga frillor och journalistiska arbetsmetoder (Mia-Marie Hammarlin)
- Scandalous satire
- Social saturation, relational hunger: redefining strategic communication when the food industry is challenged by public distrust
- Televising Information: Audiovisual Communication of Swedish Government Agencies
- Transnational Solidarity in times of Crisis
- Trygghetens variationer (finansierat av Försäkringskassan/financed by the Swedish NHS) (Jonas Frykman)
- Work and Organization in the digital age (Magnus Andersson)
- Work and Organization in the Digital Age (Magnus Andersson)
- Workaway: researching new forms of mobilities