Centre for Languages and Literature

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About the research

Barbara Törnquist-Plewa is a professor of Eastern and Central European Studies and head of the Centre for European Studies at Lund University in Sweden. Her main research interests are cultural memory, heritage, identity and nationalism in Eastern and Central Europe, but she has also published on Polish-Swedish cultural relations. She has participated in many international research projects and, most recently, she was the leader of the European research network “In Search for Transcultural Memory in Europe” (financed by the EU’s COST-programme 2012-2016). Her international experience also includes visiting fellowships at universities in Berkeley (2003) and Stanford (2013). She is the editor and author of a number of books and articles in English, Swedish and Polish as well the editor-in-chief of “Slavica Lundensia”.


Books (4)
Editorships (25)
Articles (15)
Book chapters (33)
Conference contributions (3)
Working papers (1)
Reviews (10)
Articles in specialist publications and popular press (2)
Supervision at Lund University (3)

Research portal (Lund University)



  • Deputy Dean at Joint Faculties of Humanities and Theology
  • Chairperson, Forskningsnämnden, Joint Faculties of Humanities and Theology
  • Member, Faculty Board, Joint Faculties of Humanities and Theology
  • Member, Fakultetsstyrelsens arbetsutskott, Joint Faculties of Humanities and Theology

Other tasks and qualifications

- Since 2006 editor of series“Slavica Lundensia” , in the years2005-2017 editor of “CFE- Conference Papers”,and“CFE-Working Papers” at Lund University

- Memberof the editorial board at Lund University Press and of the journals“Baltic Worlds” and “Bialoruskie Zeszyty Historyczne”

- 2012-2016 Ieader of EU's COST- action ISTME IS1203 "In Search of Transcultural Memory in Europe".

- 2009-2018 Co-leader/Speakerof Lund University at International Research Training Group “Baltic Borderlands” funded mainly by DFG, German Research Science Foundation.

- 2008-2016 member of the board of Baltic Foundation (Östersjöstiftelsen) and of the Research Committee at thisFoundation

- 2007-2011 member of the steering committee for the research program ”Europe in Transition” at theNorwegian Research Council.

- 2005-2007member of the board of the Royal Society of Humanities in Lund

- 2003-2005member of the board of Centre for Baltic Studies, Copenhagen

- 1998-2013member ( and secretary) of the board of the Scandinavian-Polish ResearchSociety in Copenhagen

- 1996-2002 member of the board of SwedishSociety of the Studies of Russia, Eastern Europe and Central. Asia.

- 1994-2000member of the board of the Association of Nordic Slavists.

- 1994-2000 vicechairman of the Association of Swedish Slavists.

Other scientific assignments and commissions of trust (selection)

- Reviewer of the research projects for the Baltic Foundation (Östersjöstiftelsen),Swedish Research Council, Swedish Institute, Research Council of Norway, Polish Science Foundation (FNP), National Science Centre in Poland and Croatian Science Foundation

- Peer-reviewer of book manuscripts submitted to international academicpublishers (e.g. Palgrave, Routledge, Berghahn, Peter Lang, as well as of scientific articles for journals such as Journal of East European Politics and Societies (EEPS), Memory Studies, History and Memory, Europe-Asia Studies, Slavic Review, Nationalities Papers, Nordisk Östforum, Svensk Sociologisk Tidskrift, Baltic Worlds, Trondheim Studies on East European Societies and Cultures.

Barbara Törnquist-Plewa

European Studies
Centre for Languages and Literature

Deputy Dean
Joint Faculties of Humanities and Theology

Contact information

E-mail barbara.tornquist-plewaslav.luse

Phone +46 46 222 83 79

Room SOL:A323

Visiting address Helgonabacken 12, Lund

Postal address
Box 201, 221 00 Lund (professor)
Box 192, 221 00 Lund (Deputy Dean)

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