Erasmus Mundus Joint Master
Techniques, Heritage, Territories of Industry (TPTI)





The Master Erasmus Mundus Techniques, Heritage, Territories of Industry is a two year international graduate program coordinated by the University Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne (France) and offering a joint degree with the University of Padua (Italy) and the University of Evora (Portugal).

This graduate program 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: Czech Republic, Spain, Tunisia, Senegal, Japan or Argentina.

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.

University Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne


Paris 1

Rich in eight centuries of excellence, the University Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne is one of the largest universities in France. Semester 1, which takes place in Paris, focuses on the history and anthropology of techniques.

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University of Padova

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The University of Padua, founded in 1222, is one of the oldest universities in Europe. Semester 2, which takes place in Padua, focuses on the conservation, management and enhancement of industrial heritage.

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University of Évora


The University of Evora is one of the first institutions in Portugal to offer heritage training. Semester 3, which takes place in Evora, focuses on technical heritage and cultural landscapes.

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