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Media Archaeology

The course looks at the intricate temporal relations that exists in between new and old media technologies.

The concept och "new media" is questioned and contemporary digital cultures are put in a historical perspective. During the course students will examine forgotten, overlooked, recycled, debunked and imagined media technologies as well as the myths, hopes and hesitations surrounding those. A strong focus will be on how media materiality, functionality and design could be seen as coordinating political, social and cultural practice.

  • Course structure

    For successful results on the course, the you will demonstrate:

    - In-depth understanding of the media history of digital cultures;

    - In-depth understanding and analytical ability regarding societal and time-related myths, hopes and concernsabout (digital) media technologies.

    Teaching format

    Tuition takes place in the form of lectures and seminars.  All tuition is mandatory. Tuition is in english

    Part of Master's Programme

    This course is also a part of the Master's Programme in Global Media Studies.


    The course is examined through a home exam.


    Examinatorer VT21

  • Schedule

    The schedule will be available no later than one month before the start of the course. We do not recommend print-outs as changes can occur. At the start of the course, your department will advise where you can find your schedule during the course.
  • Course literature

    Note that the course literature can be changed up to two months before the start of the course.
  • Contact

    General information

    Student Counsellor