Swedish title: Mediehistoria: Från stentavlor till boktryck, tiden fram till 1600
ECTS credits: 7.5
Type of studies: full time, day
Study period: 2021-08-30 – 2021-09-28
Language of instruction: English
Eligibility: General requirements for university studies in Sweden
- Exam schedule
- Canvas Media History: From Stone Tablets to Bookprint, Media History before 1600
- Library Guide KOM
The module is an introduction to the subject of Media History. The module is an introduction to the subject of media history. Important points of departure will be the broad concept of media, media and historical philosophy and the relation between old and new media. Chronologically the module covers pre-historic time, and proceeds to, and ends with, the 16th century. Important themes are the first writing systems around the globe, the relation between oral and writing based cultures, and the introduction of the printing press, its connections with the religious conflicts of the time and the formation of nation states.
The teaching consists of lectures, seminars and exercises, based in both the classroom and at our digital platform Canvas. You will practise your skills in writing and analysing in your own blog, in papers and in digital forums. Together with your fellow students you will explore historical source material and secondary literature and improve your ability to make oral presentations.
The course can be taken as a free standing course or as part of the First Level course in Media History.
How to apply
Lund University uses a national application system run by University Admissions in Sweden. It is only possible to apply during the application periods: October–January for autumn semester and June–August for spring semester.
Extended application deadline
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First or Second Admission Round?
All international students are encouraged to apply to the First admission round. This round takes place many months before the start of a semester and gives students the time they need to pay their tuition fees, apply for and receive their residence permit (if required), find housing, etc.
The Second admission round is an alternative for students from EU/EEA countries as they do not need a residence permit. Non-EU/EEA students will most likely not have enough time to obtain their permit before the start of the semester. However, even EU/EEA students are advised to apply during the First admission round, as some programmes can be applied for only in the January round. Also, this provides applicants with an admission decision much earlier, which is helpful in making decisions about their studies.
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EU/EEA citizens and Switzerland
There are no tuition fees for citizens of the European Union (EU), the European Economic Area (EEA) and Switzerland.
If you are required to pay tuition fees, you are generally also required to pay an application fee of SEK 900 (approximately EUR 100) when you apply at universityadmissions.se. You pay one application fee regardless of how many programmes or courses you apply to.