Course code: BBHR02
Swedish title: Bokhistoria: Paleografi
ECTS credits: 7.5

NB! The course is not given this semester. The information below was about autumn semester 2022. The course is also given autumn semester 2023. Choose semester above for more information!

Study period: autumn semester 2022
Type of studies: part time, 25 %, day
Study period: 2022-08-29 – 2023-01-15
Language of instruction: Swedish
Application code: LU-32050

Introductory meeting: 2022-08-31 at 17:15 – 19:00 in LUX:C126 hörsal

Teachers: Elisabet Göransson, Per Stobaeus


Kursen ger grundläggande kunskaper om den västerländska skriftens historia, skriftformernas utveckling, liksom om paleografins och kodikologins teorier och arbetsmetoder. Kursen omfattar även skrivmaterial och bokformer samt antik och medeltida bokproduktion.

I undervisningen används bl.a. handskrifter ur Einar Hansens samling och genom dem får studenterna inblick i hur medeltida handskrifter framställdes. Tyngdpunkten ligger på praktisk läsfärdighet: att kunna identifiera de antika skrifterna och kunna läsa äldre handskrivna texter i de medeltida skrifterna såväl som i 16- och 1700-talets skriftformer.

OBS! Kursen ges om minst sex deltagare registrerar sig på kursen. Max antal deltagare är 16.

Important dates – autumn semester 2023

Second Admission Round / Nationell ansökningsomgång

Dagtid Lund, kvartsfart
In Swedish
28 August 2023 – 14 January 2024

Sista anmälningsdag den 17 April 2023

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

Sometimes the application deadline is extended for a specific programme or course. In these cases you will find the message "open for late application" by the programme/course information on You apply with the usual application steps. As long as this message is showing, it is possible to apply, but late applications are processed in order of date, so it is still important to apply as soon as possible. Please note that if the programme/course does not have an extended deadline, it is not possible to apply late.

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.

Tuition Fees

Non-EU/EEA citizens

Full course tuition fee: SEK 13,750
First payment: SEK 13,750
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Citizens of a country outside of the European Union (EU), the European Economic Area (EEA) and Switzerland are required to pay tuition fees. You pay one instalment of the tuition fee in advance of each semester.

Read more about tuition fees, payments and exemptions

EU/EEA citizens and Switzerland

There are no tuition fees for citizens of the European Union (EU), the European Economic Area (EEA) and Switzerland.

Application fee

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 You pay one application fee regardless of how many programmes or courses you apply to.

Read more about paying the University Admissions in Sweden application fee and exemptions

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