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Lundgren, Lars
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Lundgren, L. (2019). The value of being first. In: Peter Jakobsson; Fredrik Stiernstedt (Ed.), Fritt från fältet: Om medier, generationer och värden. Festskrift till Göran Bolin (pp. 9-19). Huddinge: Södertörns högskola
Open this publication in new window or tab >>The value of being first
2019 (English)In: Fritt från fältet: Om medier, generationer och värden. Festskrift till Göran Bolin / [ed] Peter Jakobsson; Fredrik Stiernstedt, Huddinge: Södertörns högskola, 2019, p. 9-19Chapter in book (Other academic)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Huddinge: Södertörns högskola, 2019
Series
Mediestudier vid Södertörns högskola, ISSN 1650-6162 ; 2019:1
National Category
Media and Communications
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:sh:diva-38054 (URN)978-91-88663-62-7 (ISBN)
Available from: 2019-04-25 Created: 2019-04-25 Last updated: 2019-04-25Bibliographically approved
Lundgren, L. & Evans, C. E. (2017). Producing global media memories: Media events and the power dynamics of transnational television history. European Journal of Cultural Studies, 20(3), 252-270
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Producing global media memories: Media events and the power dynamics of transnational television history
2017 (English)In: European Journal of Cultural Studies, ISSN 1367-5494, E-ISSN 1460-3551, Vol. 20, no 3, p. 252-270Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

The 1960s witnessed the emergence of television as a global medium. One way of demonstrating the powers and possibilities of television was the production and airing of transnational broadcast events. In order to produce these, national broadcast organizations had to engage in joint production of such events. The article examines two such events: Gagarin's return to Moscow after orbiting the earth in April 1961 and the more well-known Our World' broadcast 6 years later. At the time of their production, these broadcasts were seen as crucial moments in television history, as prototypes of what could be expected of television in the future. They also relied on extensive cooperation between broadcast organizations in socialist and Western countries, organizations that to a large extent shared the same production values but also had to negotiate competing visions of the geography of modern communications networks. The broadcasts discussed in this article thus provide the opportunity to reflect upon the shaping of television history and global media memories. Based on case studies of the planning and production of the broadcasts, the article argues that global power relations have shaped the remembered history of television and therefore must be part of our understanding of it.

Keywords
Cold War, global television, media memories, satellites, transnational broadcasting
National Category
Media and Communications
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:sh:diva-32726 (URN)10.1177/1367549416682240 (DOI)000401766500002 ()2-s2.0-85019915994 (Scopus ID)
Funder
The Foundation for Baltic and East European Studies, 2201/311/2014
Available from: 2017-06-08 Created: 2017-06-08 Last updated: 2017-06-16Bibliographically approved
Lundgren, L. (2017). (Un)Familiar Spaces of Television Production: The BBC's visit to the Soviet Union in 1956. Historical Journal of Film, Radio and Television, 37(2), 315-332
Open this publication in new window or tab >>(Un)Familiar Spaces of Television Production: The BBC's visit to the Soviet Union in 1956
2017 (English)In: Historical Journal of Film, Radio and Television, ISSN 0143-9685, E-ISSN 1465-3451, Vol. 37, no 2, p. 315-332Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

The sharing of expertise and know-how was an important practice in the early days of television production; delegations from national broadcasters visited each other to negotiate agreements concerning co-production and programme exchange. On one such occasion, in spring 1956, the BBC visited Soviet Central Television and their production facilities in Moscow, Leningrad and Kiev. Using that visit as vantage point, this article examines production values and professional ideologies in relation to the material spaces of television production. The article argues that the British delegation’s encounter with (un)familiar spaces of television production forced them to articulate their own production values in relation to material spaces. The final discussion suggests that the tensions provoked by the discrepancy between production values at Soviet Central Television and at the BBC may inform the main currents of television studies and television history. 

Keywords
transnational television, Cold War, television production, space, television history
National Category
Media Studies
Research subject
Baltic and East European studies; Critical and Cultural Theory
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:sh:diva-28710 (URN)10.1080/01439685.2015.1105515 (DOI)000401983000008 ()2-s2.0-84946615778 (Scopus ID)
Projects
Through the Iron Curtain: Early Transnational Broadcasting and Television DiscoursesVia Satellite - Transnational Infrastructures in European Television History
Funder
Riksbankens Jubileumsfond, P11-0407:1
Available from: 2015-11-09 Created: 2015-11-09 Last updated: 2018-04-05Bibliographically approved
Evans, C. & Lundgren, L. (2016). Geographies of Liveness: Time, Space, and Satellite Networks as Infrastructures of Live Television in the Our World Broadcast. International Journal of Communication, 10, 5362-5380
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Geographies of Liveness: Time, Space, and Satellite Networks as Infrastructures of Live Television in the Our World Broadcast
2016 (English)In: International Journal of Communication, ISSN 1932-8036, E-ISSN 1932-8036, Vol. 10, p. 5362-5380Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

This article historicizes the emergence of television satellite infrastructure by exploring a key moment: a 1967 transnational satellite broadcast called Our World, that was to reach viewers across the northern hemisphere, including the USSR. Drawing on archival sources that reveal extensive negotiations among the producing sides, we find that Our World's claimed creation of "global presence" was indeed, as Lisa Parks has argued, a fantasy of modernization tied to temporal and spatial hierarchies of modernization, but one neither exclusive to the West nor uncontested by the show's socialist participants. We argue that the program's temporal claim to conquer space via liveness required the constant assertion of spatial hierarchies and conflicting temporalities, based on unequal and unpredictable material infrastructures, personal relationships, and rival symbolic claims. We describe these temporalized and spatialized conflicts as "geographies of liveness."

Keywords
time, space, liveness, satellites, television, Our World
National Category
Media and Communications
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:sh:diva-31868 (URN)000391121700001 ()2-s2.0-85019834852 (Scopus ID)
Available from: 2017-01-26 Created: 2017-01-26 Last updated: 2018-07-06Bibliographically approved
Lundgren, L. (2015). Review: A History of Swedish Broadcasting. Communicative Ethos, Genres and Institutional Change, Djerf-Pierre, Monika & Mats Ekström (eds). [Review]. European Journal of Communication, 30(1), 105-106
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Review: A History of Swedish Broadcasting. Communicative Ethos, Genres and Institutional Change, Djerf-Pierre, Monika & Mats Ekström (eds).
2015 (English)In: European Journal of Communication, ISSN 0267-3231, E-ISSN 1460-3705, Vol. 30, no 1, p. 105-106Article, book review (Other academic) Published
National Category
Media Studies
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:sh:diva-26387 (URN)10.1177/0267323114567269d (DOI)000349625700012 ()
Available from: 2015-02-11 Created: 2015-02-11 Last updated: 2017-12-04Bibliographically approved
Lundgren, L. (2015). The Forerunners of a New Era: Television history and ruins of the future. Media History, 21(2), 178-191
Open this publication in new window or tab >>The Forerunners of a New Era: Television history and ruins of the future
2015 (English)In: Media History, ISSN 1368-8804, E-ISSN 1469-9729, Vol. 21, no 2, p. 178-191Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

This article explores the relationship between historicality and historiography, with particular focus on the tension between claims of the historicality of broadcast events and later absences in broadcast historiography. It analyses two types of claims of historicality: first as a provider of images of history in the making; and second, as a kind of prototype, a forerunner of a new era in which television has a central position in a global society. Looking at the production and organization of the broadcast of Yuri Gagarin's return to Moscow in April 1961, the article argues that historiography is often too bound up in the present and remains blind to perspectives falling outside the dominant narratives of the current. The claims of being forerunners, on behalf of the agents involved in producing the broadcast, fit poorly with later historical events and are perhaps nothing more than the ruins of an anticipated future. But as such it may teach us just as much about the forgotten aspects of television history as it does about our practices of writing it.

Keywords
television history; historicality; historiography; transnational broad- casting; Cold War
National Category
Media Studies
Research subject
Critical and Cultural Theory; Baltic and East European studies
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:sh:diva-26788 (URN)10.1080/13688804.2014.991385 (DOI)000212276600005 ()2-s2.0-84927037702 (Scopus ID)
Projects
Through the Iron Curtain. Early transnational broadcasting and television discourses
Funder
Riksbankens Jubileumsfond, P11-0407:1
Available from: 2015-04-02 Created: 2015-04-02 Last updated: 2018-11-13Bibliographically approved
Lundgren, L. (2015). Transnational Television in Europe: Cold War Competition and Cooperation. In: Simo Mikkonen and Pia Koivunen (Ed.), Beyond the Divide: Entagled Histories of Cold War Europe (pp. 237-256). New York and London: Berghahn Books
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Transnational Television in Europe: Cold War Competition and Cooperation
2015 (English)In: Beyond the Divide: Entagled Histories of Cold War Europe / [ed] Simo Mikkonen and Pia Koivunen, New York and London: Berghahn Books, 2015, p. 237-256Chapter in book (Refereed)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
New York and London: Berghahn Books, 2015
Keywords
transnational television history, Cold War, OIRT, EBU
National Category
Media Studies
Research subject
Baltic and East European studies; Critical and Cultural Theory
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:sh:diva-28711 (URN)2-s2.0-84981359562 (Scopus ID)978-1-78238-866-1 (ISBN)
External cooperation:
Projects
Through the Iron Curtain: Early Transnational Broadcasting and Television Discoursesthe Iron Curtain: Early Transnational Broadcasting and Television Discourses
Funder
Riksbankens Jubileumsfond, P11-0407:1
Available from: 2015-11-09 Created: 2015-11-09 Last updated: 2016-09-01Bibliographically approved
Lundgren, L. (2014). Review: Europe – On Air, Suzanne Lommers (2012) Amsterdam: Amsterdam University Press, 326 pp. [Review]. International Journal of Media and Cultural Politics, 10(2)
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Review: Europe – On Air, Suzanne Lommers (2012) Amsterdam: Amsterdam University Press, 326 pp.
2014 (English)In: International Journal of Media and Cultural Politics, ISSN 1740-8296, E-ISSN 2040-0918, Vol. 10, no 2Article, book review (Other academic) Published
National Category
Media Studies
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:sh:diva-25216 (URN)10.1386/macp.10.2.233_5 (DOI)
Note

Tidskriftens titel på recensionen är felaktigt angiven till (fel utgivningsort):

Review: Europe – On Air, Suzanne Lommers (2012) Netherlands: Amsterdam University Press, 326 pp.

Available from: 2014-11-12 Created: 2014-11-12 Last updated: 2017-12-05Bibliographically approved
Bönker, K., Grampp, S., Hammer, F., Imre, A., Lundgren, L., Mihelj, S., . . . Reifová, I. (Eds.). (2014). Television Histories in (Post)Socialist Europe. Netherlands Institute for Sound and Vision
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Television Histories in (Post)Socialist Europe
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2014 (English)Collection (editor) (Refereed)
Alternative title[en]
VIEW. Journal of European Television History and Culture : Special Issue
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Netherlands Institute for Sound and Vision, 2014
Series
VIEW. Journal of European Television History and Culture, ISSN 2213-0969 ; 5
National Category
Media and Communications
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:sh:diva-27346 (URN)
Available from: 2015-05-06 Created: 2015-05-06 Last updated: 2016-10-10Bibliographically approved
Lundgren, L. & Mustata, D. (2013). Hur många gånger föddes Ceausescu?. Glänta (4), 96-103
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Hur många gånger föddes Ceausescu?
2013 (Swedish)In: Glänta, ISSN 1104-5205, no 4, p. 96-103Article in journal (Other (popular science, discussion, etc.)) Published
Keywords
television, Rumänien
National Category
Media Studies
Research subject
Critical and Cultural Theory
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:sh:diva-22531 (URN)
Available from: 2014-03-03 Created: 2014-03-03 Last updated: 2014-03-05Bibliographically approved
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