This Erasmus Mundus Joint Master Degrees Techniques, Heritage, Territories of Industry (TPTI) program from Université Paris 1 Panthéon Sorbonne focuses on the history of technology and technological heritage relating to objects, buildings, urban planning, and landscapes.
It is intented for both students and professionals who want to deepen their knowledge in these fields of study, either to move forward with a career of teaching or research, or to work within the cultural sector (museum studies, management of cultural institutional heritage and cultural mediation between communities and government on both a national and international level).
During the first semester, the Department of History at the Sorbonne (Paris), offers an high level program centered around the history and the anthropology of technology. During the second semester, students will move to Padua, where courses are focused on the heritage of industry.
The third semester takes place in Evora and focuses on the study of cultural and technical landscapes. For the fourth semester, students return to one of the three universities, based on the focus of their research topic. Also included is the option for a research period of up to five weeks in one of the five partner universities located both inside and outside of Europe: Spain, Czech Republic, Tunisia, Mexico, or Brazil.
Strength of the study program
The richness and strength of this Master Degree lies in the interdisciplinary nature of the program. It combines history, anthropology, archeology, art history, sociology, conservation, and museum studies, as well as a diverse supervising team of both research professors and scientific practitioners connected with culture and heritage.
Another important quality is to bring together institutions, scholars and students, coming from all over Europe, Latin America, Africa, and Asia with the goal of illuminating the variety of ways in which History of Technology, Industrial Heritage, Cultural Heritage are addressed around the globe.
The first language of instruction is in French, and the second is in English. French, Italian, Portuguese and English courses are also offered throughout the program.
Competences and skills
The contributions of skills and complementary knowledge offered by each of the partners offers a global approach, allowing work and research for the project from every dimension, in particular in terms of impact. To meet these objectives: to train professionals of excellence in the engineering of industrial and technical heritage by giving them the ability to appraise historical technical environments, knowledge of technical processes and their economic, ecological and societal impact; analysis of heritage contexts, is the intention.
By adding to knowledge gathered from history about practices relating to culture and knowledge and the ability to analyse and understand scientifically-documented techniques connecting with society and the transfer of information, this Master Degree is able to deliver to students what they need in order to succeed from three main perspectives:
- Research professionals in the history of technology, heritage and industrial archeology;
- Specialists who focus on the value of techniques in the framework of, for example, technical or scientific museums, centers of scientific, technical and industrial culture, associations, institutions for the dissemination of scientific and technical culture, or scientific or technical journals;
- Experts able to understand and manage technical environments. This expertise concerns as much of a diagnosis of ancient environments (hydraulic, energy networks, intangible and material industrial heritage), as that of technical ecosystems (low consumption houses, establishment of wind farms, treatment of industrial waste, telemedicine) basing the work on field analysis and comparative studies.
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- Practical Training and Methodology
- History and anthropology of technology
- Scientific environment
- Conservation, management and valorisation of the industrial heritage
- Scientific environments
- Management and enhancement of technical and cultural heritage
- Scientific environments
- Choice of specialty mobility
- Prague Polytechnic University: Socio-History of Contemporary Technologies
- 24 months
Start dates & application deadlines
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DisciplinesArea & Cultural Studies History Museum Studies View 9 other Masters in History in France
We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.
We are not aware of any English requirements for this programme.
- a bachelor's level for academics (bachelor's degree, diploma of laurea di primo livello) in history, geography and spatial planning, archeology, physical sciences (metals, geology), chemistry;
- the end of studies for engineering schools, schools of architecture, landscape, heritage.
International8000 EUR/yearTuition FeeBased on the original amount of 8000 EUR per year and a duration of 24 months.
EU/EEA8000 EUR/yearTuition FeeBased on the original amount of 8000 EUR per year and a duration of 24 months.
- Amount of participation fees for students from program countries:€ 4,000/year
- Amount of participation fees for students from partner countries: € 8,000/year
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This programme is taught in different countries. Which country are you interested in?
- Czech Republic
Apply and win up to €10000 to cover your tuition fees.
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