Course code: KOVR10
Swedish title: Konsthistoriens historier
ECTS credits: 7.5

Study period: autumn semester 2022
Type of studies: full time, day
Study period: 2022-08-29 – 2022-09-28
Language of instruction: Swedish
Application code: LU-31552

Introductory meeting: 2022-08-29 at 10:15 – 12:00 in LUX:C213

Course coordinator: Ludwig Qvarnström
Teachers: Petra Preisler, Ludwig Qvarnström, Joacim Sprung


Kursen utgör en introduktion till ett metahistoriskt perspektiv på konsthistoria med utgångspunkt i några olika men kompletterande historiografiska perspektiv.

Inledningsvis kommer de konsthistoriska narrationernas framväxt och struktur från mitten av 1800-talet till modern tid att studeras. I den delen av kursen problematiseras de dominerande modellerna för en allmän konsthistoria och dess underliggande förklaringsgrunder. Efter det förflyttas fokus dels till ämnets institutionalisering, dels till de för ämnet historiskt sett centrala teoretiska positionerna. Parallellt med studier av ämnets internationella och nationella framväxt kommer ett antal djuplodande granskningar av för ämnet centrala teoretiska verk att genomföras.

Syftet med kursen är att skapa distans till ämnets kanoniserade berättelser och ett självreflexivt förhållningssätt till ämnets föränderliga teoretiska positioner.



The course is not open for applications through / next semester. Please contact the department for more information!

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

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.

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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.

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