Kurskod: HISB20
Engelsk titel: History: The Nuclear 20th Century
Högskolepoäng: 5

Kurstillfälle: höstterminen 2023
Studiesätt: kvartsfart , distanskurs
Kursperiod: 2023-10-09 – 2024-01-14
Kursspråk: engelska
Anmälningskod: LU-31005
Behörighet: Grundläggande behörighet

Kursansvarig: Mikael Ottosson
Lärare: Anton Öhman


Do you want to learn more about the history of nuclear technology and its uses in the late 20th century and how social, cultural, and political dynamics respectively shape its designs and uses?


The Nuclear 20th Century introduces several aspects of the history of nuclear technology focusing on the late 20th century, when the nuclear weapons and power expressed an ambiguous state of utopian hope and dystopian despair. During the decades following the end of the Second World War, nuclear technologies had political, cultural, and material consequences across the globe. 

The Nuclear 20th Century offers an overview of nuclear humanities, familiarizing the student with some of the major themes and issues in Science and Technology Studies (STS), environmental history, and cultural history. The course draws on an interdisciplinary body of humanities and social science literature, mixing theoretical material with more empirically oriented studies through a mix of classics, new scholarship, and guest lectures from leading scholars.

The course is relevant for history or social science teachers, technicians, and people in international relations and foreign administration. It can also be of interest to a broad public that wants to learn about “the nuclear” in history.

Further information

All teaching on the course is remote. There is no requirement for meetings in Lund. The course runs at 25 % pace and can be combined with other engagements.

The study environment

The Department of History in Lund is one of the country's largest research environments in history, with research from the early middle ages to contemporary history. Prominent researchers will teach you on all our courses. The department is located at LUX, Lund University’s well equipped Humanities and Theology centre, and as a distance student, you will get access to our modern research library.



Kursen ges inte som fristående kurs nästa termin. Den kan vara öppen för anmälan inom program eller för utbytesstudenter. Kontakta din studievägledare för mer information.

Information om anmälan

Du anmäler dig till våra kurser och program på antagning.se. Där kan du sedan följa din anmälan och kontrollera att dina meriter registrerats. Det är även där du loggar in för att svara på ditt antagningsbesked.

Ansökningsperioden är mars–april för höstterminen och september–oktober för vårterminen.

Sen anmälan

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Kurser och program som har platser kvar, öppnar för sen anmälan efter första urvalet. Dessa utbildningar är märkta "Öppen för sen anmälan" på antagning.se.

International student?

Make your application in the First Admission Round at universityadmissions.se.

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

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.

Anmälnings- och studieavgifter för medborgare utanför EU/EES

Avgifterna gäller alltså inte dig som är medborgare i Sverige, något annat EU- eller ESS-land eller Schweiz. Läs mer om anmälnings- och studieavgifter.

Sidansvarig: sofia.hermanssonhist.luse | 2020-06-15