Transborder television. Scandinavia and the GDR in the 1970s

Project: ResearchIndividual research project

Research areas and keywords

UKÄ subject classification

  • History
  • Media Studies


The overall aim of this research project is to contribute to the growing field of research on European interconnections during the Cold War. Its purpose is to investigate the contacts, social networks, institutional frameworks and programme exchange between Scandinavia and the German Democratic Republic in the 1970s. The point of departure is the concept of entangled history, which is analysed through an interdisciplinary social network approach in order to highlight the role of individual actors and media institutions in processes of transborder television exchange - in this case the East-West border.

The main theoretical and methodological framework is developed in another project funded by RJ (Cronqvist 2015-2017) on the relationship between Sweden and the GDR. This project starts up a research group with two additional projects, broadening the regional scope encompassing Scandinavia, but also Finland.
Effective start/end date2016/09/012017/08/31


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Marie Cronqvist, Laura Saarenmaa, Sune Bechmann Pedersen, Henrik Rosengren, Ursula Geisler, Petra Garberding & Andreas Linderoth


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Marie Cronqvist & Patrik Lundell


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Related research output

Laura Saarenmaa & Marie Cronqvist, 2020, In : Nordicom Review. 41, 1, p. 19–31

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Marie Cronqvist, 2019, (Accepted/In press) Remapping Cold War Media: Institutions, Infrastructures, Networks, Exchanges. Lovejoy, A. & Pajala, M. (eds.). Indiana University Press

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingBook chapter

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Related activities

Cronqvist, M. (Invited speaker)
2019 Nov 7

Activity: Talk or presentationPublic lecture/debate/seminar

Cronqvist, M. (Speaker)
2018 Oct 312018 Nov 3

Activity: Participating in or organising an eventParticipation in conference

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