1. Media of East/West European border traffic in times of the Cold War
  2. Media of East/West European border traffic in times of the Cold War

Network Members

Our international network consists of 13 researchers from seven European countries: Denmark, France, Germany, Hungary, Poland, Romania and Ukraine. 

MEWEB Partner Institutes and Universities

  • Copenhagen Business School
  • CY Cergy Paris
  • Europa-Universität Flensburg
  • Nicolaus Copernicus University Torun
  • Syddansk Universitet Odense
  • Ukrainian Catholic University Lviv
  • Université Lumière Lyon 2
  • University of Bucharest
  • University of Warsaw
  • Vera and Donald Blinken Open Society Archives (OSA) at Central European University, Budapest

MEWEB Researchers

Camelia Beciu

Prof. Dr. Camelia Beciu

Affiliation

University of Bucharest
Faculty of Journalism and Communication Studies
Website (personal page): http://www.fjsc.unibuc.ro/cadre-didactice/camelia-beciu 
Website (research institute ICUB): https://icub.unibuc.ro/user/camelia+beciu/
Email: camelia.beciu-TextEinschliesslichBindestricheBitteEntfernen-@fjsc.ro


MEWEB Research

  • Political communication
  • European identities
  • Symbolic transfers
  • Media discourses

Selected publications 

  • Beciu, Camelia, Malina Ciocea, Irina Diana Madroane and Alexandru I. Cârlan (eds.) (2018) Debating Migration as a Public Problem. National Publics and Transnational Fiels (New York et al.: Peter Lang).
  • Beciu, Camelia, Irina Diana Madroane, Alexandru I. Cârlan and Malina Ciocea (eds.) (2017) Discourse in Transnational Social Fields. Special Issue of Critical Discourse Studies 14.
  • Beciu, Camelia, Mirela Lazar and Irina Diana Madroane (2017) Mediating Public Issues in Romanian Broadcast Talk: Personalized Communication Strategies, Television & New Media 19, 75-92.
  • Beciu, Camelia and Mirela Lazar (2016) Instrumentalising the ‘Mobility Argument’: Discursive Patterns in the Romanian Media, in The Mobilities Paradigm. Discourses and Ideologies, ed. Marcel Endres, Katharina Manderscheid and Christoph Mincke (London: Routledge).

Lizaveta Dubinka-Hushcha

Dr. Lizaveta Dubinka-Hushcha

Affiliation

Copenhagen Business School
Department of International Economics, Government and Business
Website: https://www.cbs.dk/en/research/departments-and-centres/department-of-international-economics-government-and-business/staff/ldegb 
Email: ld.egb-TextEinschliesslichBindestricheBitteEntfernen-@cbs.dk

MEWEB Research

  • Small states
  • Social capital
  • Heterotopia

Selected publications

  • Dubinka-Hushcha, Lizaveta (2019) Politics of Collective Memory: Insight from the Nordic Historiography on the Ukrainian Famine in 1932-33, Ukrainian Peasant 21, 82-88. http://ukr-selianyn-ejournal.cdu.edu.ua/article/view/3421/3637.
  • Dubinka-Hushcha, Lizaveta (2018-2020) Nordic historiography of Ukrainian hunger in 1930s (monograph in affiliation with prof. V. Menkouski).
  • Dubinka-Hushcha, Lizaveta (2019) Qualitative analysis of the Danish foreign policy concepts in the xxth century. 2018. Paper presented at ReNEW Nordic Challenges conference, March 2019, Copenhagen Business School.
  • Dubinka-Hushcha, Lizaveta (2014) Foreign Policy of Denmark (1972-2012). PhD dissertation. Belarusian State University.
  • Dubinka-Hushcha, Lizaveta (2014) Foreign Policy of Denmark (1972-2012). A summary of PhD dissertation, Belarusian State University.

Adam Kola

Dr. Adam Kola

Affiliation

Nicolaus Copernicus University Torun
Comparative Literary and Cultural Studies, Faculty of Humanities
Website: https://www.human.umk.pl/wydzial/pracownicy/?id=9865740 
Email: adamkola-TextEinschliesslichBindestricheBitteEntfernen-@umk.pl

MEWEB Research

  • Medial construction of internal and external European Borders
  • Knowledge transfer
  • Eastern and Central Europe

Selected publications

  • Kola, Adam (2020) A Prehistory of Postcolonialism in Socialist Poland, in Alternative globalizations, Eastern Europe and the postcolonial world, ed. James Mark, Artemy M. Kalinovsky and Steffi Marung (Bloomington, Indiana University Press), 273-287.
  • Kola, Adam (2018) Marian Malowist's world history and its application to world literature, in The Routledge companion to world literature and world history, ed. May Hawas (London: Routledge), 57-68.
  • Kola, Adam (2018) On the benefits of a sociology of public intellectuals for modern intellectual history, Modern Intellectual History 15, 607-619.

Ioana Macrea-Toma

Dr. Ioana Macrea-Toma

Affiliation

Vera and Donald Blinken Open Society Archives (OSA) at Central European University, Budapest
Website: https://history.ceu.edu/people/ioana-macrea-toma
Email: macrea-tomai-TextEinschliesslichBindestricheBitteEntfernen-@ceu.deu

MEWEB Research

  • Cold War knowledge systems
  • Development of archival laboratory
  • Mapping history through the cognitive lenses of the archives

Selected publications

  • Macrea-Toma, Ioana (2015) The Intricacies of a (Cold) War of Ideas. Radio Free Europe from Above and from Below, in Voices of Freedom  Western Interference? 60 years of Radio Free Europe, ed. Anna Bischof and Zuzana Jürgens (Göttingen: Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht), 109-146.
  • Macrea-Toma, Ioana (2009) Privilighentsia. Literary Institutions in Communist Romania (Cluj-Napoca: Casa Cartii de Stiinta).

Tobias Nanz

Dr. Tobias Nanz

Affiliation

Europa-Universität Flensburg
Postdoc, European Media Sciences
Website
Email: tobias.nanz-TextEinschliesslichBindestricheBitteEntfernen-@uni-flensburg.de

MEWEB Research

  • Crisis Communication
  • Hotlines
  • Red Telephone

Selected publications

  • Nanz, Tobias (2018) The Red Telephone. A Hybrid Object of the Cold War, in Disruption in the Arts. Textual, Visual, and Performative Strategies for Analyzing Societal Self-Descriptions, ed. Lars Koch, Tobias Nanz and Johannes Pause, (Berlin/Boston: de Gruyter), 275-289 (Peer Review).
  • Nanz, Tobias (2018) Das Rote Telefon, in Den Kalten Krieg vermessen. Über Reichweite und Alternativen einer binären Ordnungsvorstellung, ed. Frank Reichherzer, Emmanuel Droit and Jan Hansen (Berlin/Boston: de Gruyter), 233-247 (Open Peer Review).
  • Nanz, Tobias (2018) Moscow Link. Zur Medienkultur des Kalten Krieges, in Medien – Raum – Krieg, ed. Lars Nowak (Paderborn: Fink), 377-391.
  • Nanz, Tobias (2017) Medien als Akteure der Außenbeziehungen. Überlegungen zur Krisenkommunikation im Kalten Krieg, in: Medien der Außenbeziehungen von der Antike bis zur Gegenwart, ed. Peter Hoeres and Anuschka Tischer (Wien/Köln: Böhlau) 2017, 91-111.
  • Nanz, Tobias (2010) Communication in Crisis: The "Red Phone" and the "Hotline", Behemoth. A Journal on Civilisation 3 (2), 71-83 (Peer Review).

Joanna Nowicki

Prof. Dr. Joanna Nowicki

Affiliation

CY Cergy Paris Université
Professeur des universités en sciences de l'information et de la communication
Website (personal page): https://www.u-cergy.fr/fr/_plugins/mypage/mypage/content/jnowicki.html 
Website (research institute LT2D): https://www.u-cergy.fr/lt2d/fr/index.html
Email: 
joanna.nowicki-TextEinschliesslichBindestricheBitteEntfernen-@cyu.fr

MEWEB Research

  • European identities
  • Dissidents
  • East/West perception
  • Intercultural communication

Selected publications

  • Delsol, Chantal, Michel Maslowski and Joanna Nowicki (eds.) (2015) Mythes et symboles politiques de l’Europe Centrale (Paris: Du cerf).
  • Nowicki, Joanna (ed.) (2017) Incommunications européennes, nr. 77 de la revue Hermès, CNRS Editions.
  • Nowicki, Joanna and Luciana Redut Gaghi (eds.) (2017) Rêve d’Europe (Paris: Honoré Champion).
  • Delsol, Chantal and Joanna Nowicki (eds.) (2020) Vie de l’esprit, dictionnaire encyclopédique des penseurs et de la pensée de l’Europe médiane, sous presse chez Robert Laffont, collection Bouquins 

Dana Popescu-Jourdy

Dr. Dana Popescu-Jourdy

Affiliation

Université Lumière Lyon 2
Email: ingrid-dana.popescu-TextEinschliesslichBindestricheBitteEntfernen-@univ-lyon2.fr

MEWEB Research

  • Media actors (journalists, radio stations)
  • Construction and transfer of European ideas
  • Cultural exchange

Selected publications

  • Botea, Bianca and Dana Popescu-Jourdy (2020) Pratiques de la diversité et de la citoyenneté : statut et expérience, transmission et attention (in preparation, Lyon: Presses Universitaires de Lyon).
  • Corbu, Nicoleta, Dana Popescu-Jourdy and Tudor Vlad (2014) Identity and Intercultural Communication (Newcastle: Cambridge Scholars Publishing).
  • Beciu, Camelia, Ioan Dragan, Dana Popescu-Jourdy and Odile Riondet (2009) Cultures et communications. Regards croisés sur les pratiques (ed. Comunicare.ro: Bucarest).
  • Popescu-Jourdy, Dana (2008) Gouvernance et guerre économique: un nouveau statut de l’information, in Actes colloque: Education, Research and Innovation. Policies and Strategies in the Age of Globalisation (Ecole Nationale d’Etudes Politiques et Administration Publique: Bucarest), 319-324.
  • Popescu-Jourdy, Dana (2006) Guerre économique et identité politique, Semiotica. La sémiotique politique 159 (1), 319-328.

Luciana Radut-Gaghi

Dr. Luciana Radut-Gaghi

Affiliation

CY Cergy Paris Université
Maître de conférences en sciences de l'information et de la communication
Website: https://www.u-cergy.fr/fr/_plugins/mypage/mypage/content/lradutg.html 
Email:  luciana.radut-gaghi-TextEinschliesslichBindestricheBitteEntfernen-@u-cergy.fr 

MEWEB Research

  • European ideas
  • Medial representation of Europe
  • European Union
  • Intellectuals

Selected publications

  • Radut-Gaghi, Luciana (2019) L'intuition comme marge de vulnérabilité journalistique, in Existences précaires. Etudes de cas: XIXe, XXe, XXIe siècles, ed. A. Lefebvre, J. Maar (Paris: L'Harmattan), 45-55.
  • Radut-Gaghi, Luciana (2019) Tim Markham et Scott Rodgers (eds.) (2017), Conditions of Mediation: Phenomenological Perspectives on MediaCommunication 36 (1), online: http://journals.openedition.org/communication/9586
  • Radut-Gaghi, Luciana (2015) Les radios internationales et les exilés centre-est européens, in Exils et transferts culturels dans l’Europe moderne, ed. Judit Maar and Augustin Lefebvre, (Paris: L'Harmattan), 189-199.
  • Radut-Gaghi, Luciana (2015) Les réseaux des intellectuels de l’Est en Occident après 1945, in Diasporas, exils, cosmopolitisme, ed. Joanna Nowicki and Luciana Radut-Gaghi (Paris: Editions du Relief), 23-44.
  • Radut-Gaghi, Luciana (2012) ‘Luceafarul’ et ‘Kultura’, deux prémisses de modèles de pratiques diasporiques parisiennes, Romanian Journal of Communication and Public Relations 14 (4), 163-180.

Joanna Szylko-Kwas

Dr. habil. Joanna Szylko-Kwas

Affiliation

University of Warsaw
Faculty of Journalism, Information and Book Studies
Website: https://www.wdib.uw.edu.pl/usos/88-pracownicy/samodzielni-pracownicy-naukowi-wdiib-uw/427-dr-hab-joanna-szylko-kwas 
Email: j.szylko-TextEinschliesslichBindestricheBitteEntfernen-@uw.edu.pl

MEWEB Research

  • Medial construction of European ideas
  • Circulation of ideas
  • Journalism

Selected publications

Hedwig Wagner

Prof. Dr. Hedwig Wagner

Affiliation

Europa-Universität Flensburg
Professor for European Media Science
Website
Email: hedwig.wagner-TextEinschliesslichBindestricheBitteEntfernen-@uni-flensburg.de

MEWEB Research

  • Medial construction of Europe and its internal/external borders
  • European infrastructures
  • Media and radio
  • Circulation of European ideas

Selected publications

  • Hochscherf, Tobias, Richard Legay and Hedwig Wagner (ed.) (2020, forthcoming) Radio beyond Boudaries. Special Issue of Historical Journal of Film, Radio and Television.
  • Wagner, Hedwig (2012) Raster [Grid], in Lexikon der Raumphilosophie, ed. Stephan Günzel (Darmstadt: Wissenschaftliche Buchgesellschaft), 325. 
  • Wagner, Hedwig (2012) Grenze [Border], in Lexikon der Raumphilosophie, ed. Stephan Günzel (Darmstadt: Wissenschaftliche Buchgesellschaft), 160-161. 
  • Wagner, Hedwig (2012) (Supra-)Nationalstaatliche Grenze, elektronischer Raum und globale Medienkommunikation [(Supra-) national border, digital space and global media communication], in Raum – Wissen – Medien. Zur raumtheoretischen Reformulierung des Medienbegriffs, ed. Dorit Müller and Sebastian Scholz (Bielefeld: transcript 2012), 105-125.
  • Wagner, Hedwig (2012) Les frontières extérieures de l'Europe et leur sécurisation numérique, in Murs et frontières, ed. Thierry Paquot and Michel Lussault (Paris: CNRS Editions), 130-137 [Hermès, Bd.63]. 

Joanna Walewska-Choptiany

Dr. Joanna Walewska-Choptiany

Affiliation

Nicolaus Copernicus University Torun
Faculty of Humanities
Website: https://www.human.umk.pl/wydzial/pracownicy/?id=91155350 
Email: joannawal-TextEinschliesslichBindestricheBitteEntfernen-@umk.pl

MEWEB Research

  • Cultural and social importance of radio during the Cold War
  • Radio infrastructure and technology
  • Radio institutions and professionals
  • Practices of radio users

Selected publications

  • Walewska-Choptiany, Joanna (forthcoming) Listening through the Iron Curtains: RFE and Polish Radio in the "Fog of War", Cenaturus. An International Journal of the History of Science and its Cultural Aspects. Special issue International Broadcasting: Technology, Knowledge, and Imaginations across Borders. 
  • Birdsall, Carolyn and Joanna Walewska-Choptiany (forthcoming) Reconstructing Media Culture: Transnational Perspectives on Radio in Silesia, 1924–1948, in Radio beyond Boundaries. Special Issue of Historical Journal of Film, Radio and Television, ed. Tobias Hochscherf, Richard Legay and Hedwig Wagner.
  • Brzostek, Darusz and Joanna Walewska-Choptiany (2019) The Polish Radio Experimental Studio as Laboratory, in Ultra Sounds. The Sonic Art of Polish Radio Experimental Studio, ed. David Crowley (Heidelberg: Kehrer).
  • Walewska-Choptiany, Joanna (2015) Phonograph as a double agent: Bronislaw Piłsudski's research on the native people of Siberia, in Data Drift. Archiving Media and Data Art in the 21st Century, ed. Rasa Smite, Lev Manovich and Raitis Smits (Riga: RIXC, LiepU MPLab).
  • Walewska-Choptiany, Joanna (2019) Dyczkowskiej i Popiołka dysputy w eterze o wyższości Chopina nad oklepanymi szlagierami. Muzyka popularna na antenie Polskiego Radia po wojnie. Audiosfera. Koncepcje - Badania - Praktyki, Pracownia Badań Pejzażu Dźwiękowego Instytutu Kulturoznawstwa UWr, Wrocław.

Thomas Wegener Friis

Ass.-Prof. Dr. Thomas Wegener Friis

Affiliation

Syddansk Universitet Odense
Department of History, Centre for Cold War Studies
Website: https://portal.findresearcher.sdu.dk/en/persons/twfriis 
Email: twfriis-TextEinschliesslichBindestricheBitteEntfernen-@sdu.dk

MEWEB Research

  • Denmark during the Cold War
  • Eastern/Central Europe during Communism
  • Intelligence History
  • Cultural History of the Cold War

Selected publications

  • Göllnitz, Martin, Nils Abraham, Thomas Wegener Friis and Helmut Müller-Enberg (eds.) (2019) Konflikt und Kooperation. Die Ostsee als Handlungs- und Kulturraum [Conflict and Cooperation. The Baltic Sea Area as political and cultural space] (Berlin: Peter Lang). 
  • Müller-Enberg, Helmut and Thomas Wegner Friis (eds.) (2018) DDR-Spionage: Von Albanien bis Grossbritannien [East German Espionage. From Albania to Great Britain] (Frankfurt am Main: Verlag für Polizeiwissenschaft).
  • Franceshini, Christoph, Thomas Wegener Friis and Erich Schmidt-Eenboom (2017) Spionage unter Freunden [Espionage amongst friends] (Berlin: Ch. Links). 
  • Bulhak, Wladyslav and Thomas Wegener Friis (eds.) (2014) Need to know: Eastern and western Perspectives (Odense: Syddansk Universitetsforlag).
  • Wegener Friis, Thomas, Astrid Carlsen and Nils Abraham (eds.) (2016) Schwierige Völkerfreundschaft im Norden. Die Freundschaftsgesellschaften und das Interesse der Behörden der nordischen Länder [Difficult Friendship among people. The Friendship Societies in the perspectice of the nordic authorities], in Jahrbuch für historische Kommunismusforschung (Berlin: Metropol), 195-216.

Nadia Zasanska

Dr. Nadia Zasanska

Affiliation

Ukrainian Catholic University Lviv
Email: zasanska-TextEinschliesslichBindestricheBitteEntfernen-@ucu.edu.ua

MEWEB Research

  • Medial and societal actors during the Cold War
  • Concepts of Europe in the Soviet Ukraine
  • Dissident discourses

Selected publications

  • Zasanska, Nadia (2019) New Producers of Patriarchal Ideology: Matushki In Digital Media of Russian Orthodox Church, ESSACHESS – Journal For Communication Studies, 12 (2/24), 99-128. Retrieved from http://essachess.com/index.php/jcs/article/view/466.
  • Zasanska, Nadia D.  (forthcoming 2021). Religious echoes of Donbas conflict: Contrasts between the rhetoric of Christian, Muslim and Jewish communities in Ukraine, in: 8th Genealogies of Memory.
  • Zasanska, Nadia D. (2019) Russian Orthodox Church Rebranding: focus on new ways of church-state interaction with the youth in Ukraine and Russia (conference paper), Sixth Annual Workshop ‘State, Church and Power: Religion and Politics in the Black Sea’, Lviv, Ukraine, September 18-20.
  • Zasanska, Nadia D. (2019) Russian Orthodox Media in Ukraine: Narratives of Power vs. the Power of Narratives in the Conflict-affected Society (conference paper), International Young Researcher conference ‘Technologies and Narratives of Truth and Power’, Havighurst Center for Russian and Post-Soviet Studies, Miami University, April 4-6.
  • Zasanska, Nadia D. (2018) Nostalgia scenario of the Crimea annexation in 2014: Linguistic focus on propaganda (conference paper), MAG 2018 Annual Convention, Lviv, Ukraine, June 27.