Techniques occupy an increasing place in our societies, yet they remain largely unknown. By techniques we mean objects (tools, instruments, various devices, machines), processes and practices (craft, industrial).
This MOOC aims to provide tools to understand how these techniques are produced in their political, economic, social and aesthetic context and how they also shape the spaces and societies, i.e. the dwellings, cities, landscapes and human environment in which they are inserted.This MOOC aims to provide tools to understand how these techniques are produced in their political, economic, social and aesthetic context and how they also shape the spaces and societies, i.e. the dwellings, cities, landscapes and human environment in which they are inserted.The MOOC also aims to provide theoretical and practical knowledge to identify, maintain, conserve and enhance them, i.e. to work towards their heritage.
Each week, the teachers will start by defining the fields of study, they will explain the main concepts, they will give you an overview of the different approaches developed so far, and finally they will present you, for each field, a case study.
The MOOC will take place over a period of 3 weeks:
- Theoretical input will be provided through videos (4 videos of 15 minutes per week).
- A self-assessment questionnaire will allow you to evaluate your knowledge at the end of each week.
- Participants will be encouraged to exchange ideas on discussion forums moderated by the teaching team.
Plan du cours
Week 1: History of technology
- Technique and technology
- The beginnings of the history of technology
- Recent historiographical orientations
- The codification of know-how in shipbuilding
Week 2: Industrial heritage
- Industrial heritage: definitions, objects, values
- Archaeology and history of industrial heritage, sources and methods
- Companies and their history. Definitions and concepts
- The regeneration of the industrial city in Europe
Week 3: Technical landscapes
- Landscape and heritage
- The technical landscape
- Images, Landscape and Heritage
- The practice of heritage: two experiences