Mobility Opportunities

1. "Sociohistory of contemporary technologies", Polytechnic University of Prague (Czech Republic)


Technical cultures and social development: the Czech example, Mr Efmertova

The technique is explained as a cultural, social and economic phenomenon with emphasis on its influence on the development of Czech society from the 18th to the 20th century. The seminar shows the elements of transfer of technical knowledge and their acceptance in the Czech Countries. He is also interested in the development of technician societies and their influence in Czech and Czechoslovak society. The forms of urbanization and industrialization and their social and cultural aspects will be presented. The seminar will be accompanied by practical excursions.


Technosciences and manufactures of History, Z. Benes

The seminar analyzes the relations between science, technology, society and culture in Europe and in the Czech and Czechoslovak countries. He studies the construction of a historiography of techniques and compares the influence of this dual factual and intellectual construction between 1st and 2nd industrialization.


History of Electricity and Electrification, Mr. Efmertova

The seminar presents the development of the electrotechnical industry in the Czech countries and in Czechoslovakia: the electrification map, the electrotechnical elites between the nineteenth and the twenty-first century; electric transport in railways and cities, training and influence of electrotechnical elites in Czech society between the nineteenth and the twenty-first century; the comparison of electrification systems in Europe, the development of cybernetics and the generation of computers, the internet and the web; the place of electrical engineering in the economy and in social life.



  1. 2. "Economics of Cultural Heritage", University of Alicante (Spain)
  2. Economy of natural resources, J. Melgarejo

The seminar analyzes theories in the economics of natural resources and the environment. It studies valuation instruments and their impact on the environment, management policies and economic costs. He is also interested in technological evolution, the economy and the management of water resources.


The factors of entrepreneurial competitiveness, J. A. Miranda

The seminar provides an understanding of the main concepts of spatial economics, clusters and industrial districts and analyzes the effects of public intervention on the competitiveness of companies. Will be questioned from the angle of theory and historiography, the link between markets and innovation, the role of networking, the relationship between entrepreneurial lobbying and political power.


Tourism Economy, I. Lopez, M. A. Saez

The seminar questions the definitions and methodological foundations in the field. Micro-economy: tourism demand and its forecast. The industrial organization and structures of the tourism market. Level of concentration of the tourism industry. Macroeconomics: analysis of the economic impact of tourism, flow and volume; public sector economy, contribution to development. Tourism and sustainability. The contribution of applied economics to research on tourism.



  1. 3. "Sociocultural analysis of industrial spaces and everyday life", University of Oviedo (Spain)
  2. Languages ​​and representations of industrial heritage in Spain. Socio-cultural analysis, M. del Mar Diaz Gonzales

The seminar offers a socio-cultural analysis of the historical industrial heritage and intangible heritage linked to industrialization, orienting it towards research as well as professional practice. The seminar works from a theoretical reflection on the subject, but proposing at the same time an evaluation of the degree of conservation of the remains, their cataloging and the management of the documents of private and public archives for the interpretation of these material testimonies. Field visits are planned: the Oviedo Armament Factory and the homes of the military and master gunsmiths; the studio of the painter Bernardo Sanjurjo (Oviedo); the Litografia Viña Center (Gijón).


Semiotics of the historical spaces of European coal mining, J. Muniz Sanchez

The seminar proposes a theoretical-practical analysis of the organization of industrial spaces from the point of view of semiotics, intended to obtain socio-cultural research and theoretical reflection tools, as well as procedures for the identification and classification of different elements of the spatial ordination of the coal mines. The seminar works in a comparative perspective around different case studies of the European territory. Field visits are planned: the classified industrial area of ​​Arnao, its archives and its Museum.


Design and ergonomics of interior spaces: socio-cultural analysis, A. M. Fernandez Garcia

The seminar offers a cultural analysis of modern domestic space from the 18th century to the present day. With practical examples, it shows the configuration of modern space based on criteria such as segregation of gender, age or social position, but also from technological progress that proposes decisive changes. Housing becomes a space of physical, social and symbolic complexity adapted to a changing society. Field visits are planned: the Museo del Pueblo de Asturias; Fundación Selgas Fagalde.



  1. 4. "Archeology of local development", University of Sfax (Tunisia)
  2. Traditional shipyards in the Mediterranean, A. Barkaoui

The seminar introduces the historical, technical and patrimonial interest of wooden shipbuilding, the impact of the physical and socio-cultural environment on local boat types from the example of traditional and still functional shipyards in the Gulf of Gabes . Visits to local vernacular shipyards are on the agenda.


Port cities in the Maghreb, urban development and exchange networks, S. Mokni

The seminar offers an introduction on the interest of the urban heritage of the port cities, the case of the Gulf of Gabes-Tunisia in antiquity, in its material and immaterial expressions. It highlights the architectural and artistic melting pot impacted by socio-economic and cultural relations with local, regional and Mediterranean environments. The seminar includes theoretical training and field visits.


Introduction to Erasmus + mobility programs, N. Bouthelja

This is a general presentation of the Erasmus + program and the mobility opportunities that the University of Sfax offers to students to enrich their knowledge, acquire new knowledge and discover university worlds. The seminar focuses more specifically on Techniques, Heritage, Territories of Industry (TPTI) and its various sites (Paris 1 Pantheon-Sorbonne, Padua, Evora and their partners including Sfax-Tunisia).



  1. 5. "Mediations, culture, techniques and society", Federal University of Parana (Brazil)
  2. Territory, Sustainable Technology, Kruger, M. Correa da Silva, E. Fassi Casagrande Jr. D. Estevao Nascimento, C. Luiz da Silva

The seminar explores environmental thinking (R. Lenoble, L. von Bertalanffy, F. Capra, H. Leff and Brazilian authors), to explain the complexities of forms of appropriation of nature, the modes of transformation of urban spaces and rural, conflicts, interests and the social construction of technology. Students can visit a "green building" built in the University that serves as a "sustainability" laboratory.


Gender and Technology, Mr. Gomes de Carvalho, N. Stancki da Luz

The seminar examines gender relations in engineering schools and shows the need to insert new studies on the process and production relations of science, culture and technology.


Design and culture, L. Ernesto Merkle, Mr. Lopes Pinheiro Queluz

The seminar examines the integration between software and their social, political and cultural roles and shows how the development of technology is through human mediation, how design, graphic and humorous arts increase the possibilities of understanding technology.



  1. 6. "Industrial Heritage and Cultural Landscapes in the Americas", University of Puebla (Mexico)
  2. The history of industrial heritage as cultural heritage, A. Soberanis Carrillo

In the seminar we discuss the historical evolution of the concept of heritage of industry and its links with the history of technology and science in Western civilization and new fields of research in the cultural anthropology of landscape.


Ecomuseums to new heritage museums, H. Morales Moreno

The seminar aims to trace the evolution of a few Ecomuseums in Mexico that began in the 1980s, and to present the new proposals in the context of today's "new museums" of heritage. A heritage park is a complex entity that proposes to cross the will of economic development, social interests and areas of preservation of the environment in marked deterioration. These projects are developed in areas, regions or major geographical corridors.


Heritage Parks and Interpretation Centers. Some examples in the Americas, C. Pena Guzman

The heritage park (Schuster, Sabaté, Álvarez) can be considered as a project that tries to unite the cultural resources for the management of the territories to the good management of these resources. The Necaxa project in Mexico, and some examples in Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Argentina, Cuba, Canada and the United States are to be discussed.

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