Swedish title: Mediehistoria: Tidningar bland andra medier, 1600-1850
ECTS credits: 7.5
NB! The course is not given this semester. The information below was about autumn semester 2021.
Type of studies: full time, day
Study period: 2021-09-29 – 2021-10-29
Language of instruction: English
Eligibility: General requirements for university studies in Sweden
in LUX:C126 hörsal
- Exam schedule
- Canvas Media History: Newspapers among other Media, 1600-1850
- Library Guide KOM
The module deals with the main outlines of Western media history with an a specific focus on the 17th, 18th and early 19th centuries. The broad themes are the formation of a mediated public sphere and the emergence of media markets in relation to the growing industrial capitalism. In particular we take a closer look at oral and written news media, the freedom of speech and censorship, the postal system and the popular culture of chapbooks.
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
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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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
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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.