The get-to-know: Marie Cronqvist

Marie Cronqvist is an associate professor in media history and is currently employed as Senior lecturer in Journalism and Media Historyat Lund University, Sweden. Cronqvists research interests concerns Cold War culture, media and memory, media and armed conflict, and transnational broadcasting.

From her presentation page at Lund University:
”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.”

Selected articles and books of interest with regard to workshop theme:

Cold War Sweden and the Media. A Historiographical Overview and a Glance Ahead” in The Nordic Media and the Cold War, eds. Bastiansen & Werenskjöld (Göteborg: Nordicom, 2015).

This article offers an overview of some main approaches in Swedish Cold War studies with a specific attention to how this field of research has dealt with the media as historical sources. The historiographical development is divided into two major research paradigms, one focusing on politics and Sweden in the postwar global environment, and the other focusing on the cultural aspects of the Cold War in Sweden. The last four decades have presented very different approaches to media as a source for historical inquiry, but also various understandings of the concept of media and theories about the interrelatedness of media forms. The broader aim of this article is not only to highlight the importance of recognizing the significance of media-historical perspectives to Cold War studies in general, but also to problematize Cold War historiography from the point of view of media history. Finally, some very tentative suggestions for future research into Swedish Cold War media history are presented.

Evacuation as welfare ritual. Cold War media and the Swedish culture of civil defense” in Nordic Cold War Cultures. Ideological Promotion, Public Reception, and East-West Interactions, eds. Ingimundarson & Magnusdottir (Helsinki: Aleksanteri Cold War Series, 2014).

Survival in the Welfare Cocoon. The Culture of Civil Defense in Cold War Sweden” in Cold War Cultures. Perspectives from Eastern and Western European Societies, eds. Lindenberger, Payk & Vowinckel (New York: Berghahn Books, 2012).

Die Sicherheit der Angst. Welfare versus Warfare im schwedischen Zivilschutz” i Angst im Kalten Krieg, red. Greiner, Müller, Walter, Hamburg: Hamburger Edition HIS Verlagsges. Hmb, 2009.