This section of the Master’s Degree asks for students to work collectively on a patrimonial project relating to ‘an object’ or ‘a know-how’ in the field of historical-patrimony or heritage. Themes are imposed, chosen by those in charge of the program, so that students can mobilize resources from the professional and scientific network connected with the Master’s Degree. The aim is to train students in collective work from a dual perspective, both multidisciplinary and intersectoral.
Students are divided into working groups that combine their skills such as history, architecture, archeology, museology, management, law or other. Each group is supervised by a tutor, a PhD candidate or professional, with whom they meet with every other week in face-to-face or web conferencing. Each group chooses the realization to which it will work during the four semesters: museum valuation of a site or collection, setting up a virtual museum, setting up an inventory, aesthetic or cultural valorisation of a site or collection, organization an exhibition, etc.
The completion of the tutored project is a highlight of the transfer of skills and knowledge. Students are encouraged to meet and network with professionals, depending how they want to approach the valuation of their scientific and technical work.
The rendering in the third semester is collective. It takes the form of an online publication presented to the public.
Students learn about intercultural collaboration and professional exchange in the market of creating heritage projects.
Between land and sea: maritime dunes
What is the scientific interest in maritime dunes as cultural landscapes characteristic of contemporary times and in a current context in which ecological issues, climate change and the preservation of coastal heritage are of vital importance?
Publication highlighting research on the works of engineers in cultural landscapes with the provision of information and compiled materials, with the aim of raising public awareness.
Cod. An encounter between technology and heritage
Addressing the theme of fish involves taking up a twofold challenge: that of understanding this object as heritage, and that of constructing a heritage discourse around an object that falls outside the framework of human invention or creation.
How can the study of different cases of company towns contribute to the understanding of the complexity of this phenomenon, which is relevant today in the context of a reflection on the industrial era that places company towns as a fundamental part of today's industrial heritage?
Railway heritage in the cinema
Based on a selection of films and documentaries related to the railway, the site offers an analysis of the landscapes and techniques of railway heritage through the prism of cinematography.