Swedish title: Mediehistoria: Det moderna mediesamhällets framväxt, 1850-1940
ECTS credits: 7.5
Type of studies: full time, day
Study period: 2022-10-31 – 2022-11-29
Language of instruction: English
Application code: LU-32703
Eligibility: General requirements for university studies in Sweden
- Exam schedule
- Canvas MHIA15 - Media History: The Rise of the Modern Media Society, 1850-1940
- Library Guide KOM
The module traces the emergence of the modern media landscape, from mid-19th century until the 1940s. The thematic focus is the entangled development of national and transnational media such as telegraphic communication systems. For instance, we take a closer look at the changes of the late 19th century press industry, the transformation of the contributors to the press from literary men to journalists, the role of advertising and consumption in mass society, the development of audio media (radio, telephone and phonograph) between private and public listening, early film, and media and propaganda in the World War era.
Teaching consists of lectures, seminars and exercises, based in both the classroom and 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 stand alone course, or as part of the First Level course in Media History.
How to apply
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