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EMHIS conference in May

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New doctor in media history

EMHIS-member Erik Edoff defended his thesis, Storstadens dagbok: Boulevardpressen och mediesystemet i det sena 1800-talets Stockholm [Big city diary: The boulevard press and the media system in late 19th century Stockholm] on November 11, at the Department of communication and media, Lund university. The dissertation examines a forgotten genre in Swedish press-history, the boulevard press. Edoff uses the concept of … Continue reading

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Writing, thinking, making plans, and meeting friends in Lund

From 15th to 26th August 2016 I have had the pleasure to visit my dear Swedish EMHIS colleagues in their cosy realm in Lunds universitet’s Språk- och litteraturcentrum (SOL). Benefiting from the warm and generous hospitality of Lund University’s Media History unit I thoroughly enjoyed my stay as guest researcher within the EMHIS exchange scheme. It was a very productive … Continue reading

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Moose meatloaf anyone?

10th – 13th November, Häckeberga Slott (Lund), Sweden We were fortunate to find ourselves in the picturesque settings provided by the Häckeberga Slott, where the fifth forum of the Entangled Media Histories’ research and teaching network was being staged in November. Marie and Patrik as the primary organisers of the EMHIS V forum aimed to create a highly inclusive environment … Continue reading

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Forum 5 at Häckeberga castle

Next week the fifth EMHIS forum will take place at Häckeberga castle, just outside Lund. The focus this time is to give feedback on texts from the various  research projects that is in the making. Click here for a detailed programme.

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EMHIS: The Anglo-Swedish congregation in Lund

A delegation of Media History researchers from Bournemouth University recently visited the University of Lund in Sweden from Monday 2nd to 6th March. The aim of this visit was to engage in the study sessions related to individual research projects, as well as participating in a one-day workshop on ‘Media History – Interpreting Sources’. It was a really invigorating experience … Continue reading

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New member of the EMHIS-network

Charlotte Nilsson, since the beginning of January PhD-student in Lund, is the newest member of our EMHIS-network. Inspired by the wide notion of media, she studies trade and consumption from a media (systems) perspective. More specifically, she explores mail-order retailing in the early 20th century as a meaning-making medium. Her intent is to focus on the systems for distribution and … Continue reading

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Lecture with Andreas Fickers in Lund

Andreas Fickers — Professor of Contemporary and Digital History at Luxembourg University — who was a guest at EMHIS Forum 3 in Bournemouth in May is visiting The Film and Media history seminar next week. From the abstract: History as a field of enquiry is standing on the edge of a conceptual precipice. According to the British historian Toni Weller, … Continue reading

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EMHIS research project on entangled television histories funded

The Swedish foundation Riksbankens Jubileumsfond has recently granted EMHIS scholar Marie Cronqvist 2,3 million SEK to cover a three-year research project on the history of the transnational relations between Swedish and East German television. The purpose is to investigate the contacts, social networks, institutional frameworks and programme exchange between Sweden and the GDR in the 1970s and 1980s. The point … Continue reading

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Cold War Media Histories – transnational perspectives

Last Wednesday, on September 24, a seminar entitled ”Cold War Media Histories” was held in Lund within the framework of the Film- and Media History seminar series. Two presentations were held, after which a joint discussion took place. Marie Cronqvist first presented the outline and the points of departure in her new project “Entangled television histories. Sweden and the GDR”. … Continue reading

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