Media History: Social Media in a Historical Perspective


Course code: MHIA05
Swedish title: Mediehistoria: Sociala medier i historiskt perspektiv
ECTS credits: 7.5


Study period: spring 2020
Type of studies: part time, afternoon
Study period: 2020-03-24 – 2020-06-07
Language of instruction: English

Application code: LU-E5661

Application code: LU-72651

Introductory meeting: 2020-03-24 at 13.00 – 15.00: SOL:H140

Teachers: Marie Cronqvist, Christine Sandal


The main aim of the course is to critically examine the widespread notion that social media are something new and revolutionary.

Using the concept of participatory media, the course covers everything from citizen newspapers of the 18th century, via the engagement of audiences at the great exhibitions of the 19th century and through to 20th century information campaigns and today’s digital media. There is a focus throughout on the variety and evolution of media forms, as well as ever-changing ideas about what constitutes an audience.Studies in Media History are beneficial to a wide range of settings and professions, related to work in for instance teaching, social media, libraries and archives, museums and journalism. The course also works as an excellent complement to studies in other fields within the social sciences or humanities, such as journalism, media and communication studies, strategic communication, information science, art and film studies, history, sociology, political science and gender studies.

Utbildningstillfällen – vårterminen 2020

First Admission Round / Internationell ansökningsomgång

Afternoon Lund, part time 50%
In English
March 24, 2020 – June 7, 2020

Closed for applications

Second Admission Round / Nationell ansökningsomgång

Eftermiddagstid Lund, halvfart 50%
På engelska
24 mars 2020 – 7 juni 2020

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Application period October–January for autumn semester and June–August for spring semester.

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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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Anmälningsavgiften är 900 kronor. Studieavgiften för Mediehistoria: Sociala medier i historiskt perspektiv är 12 500 SEK.