Weekly outline

  • General


      1) TECHNOLOGY AS IDENTITY : the place of technologies in European identity projects (regional – local – national - paneuropean / urban - rural)

      2) TECHNOLOGICAL BUILDING OF EUROPE the role of technologies in the Making of Europe (technologies as co-producers of identity-space -  a historical perspective)

      3) TECHNOLOGY AS (EUROPEAN) HERITAGE the representation of technology in Cultural Heritage (how technology is represented)

      4) CONSERVATION TECHNOLOGY Science and Technology for the Conservation of Cultural Heritage (technologies of heritage conservation)

      5) DIGITAL (EUROPEAN) HERITAGE Technology as a tool of heritigization – pros and cons (technologies of heritage representation)


    Each class divided into three blocs:

    1.Lecture (30 min)
    2.„CONCEPT“ (event, process, idea) (30 min)
    3.Debate (readings : ca 30 pages per class; 30 min)
    4. Field trips : National Museum of Technology; Prague industrial Heritage - Karlin district; Prague Industrial Heritage- Water Infrastructures … open to suggestions

    1) Attendance

    Participation on seminars is compulsory. More than two missed classes automatically result in a failing grade.

    2) Class participation  (2 in-class tests + Reporting) (50%)

    Students are responsible for reading the required material prior to  the class for which it has been assigned. Readings serve as a basis for class discussions. Thoughtful reading of the assigned texts is a fundamental requirement of the course and COULD be tested (two short in-class tests). Assigned readings can be found on the Moodle (ca 30 pages per week). Ocassionally, one reporter will be assigned for some papers, who summarizes text and opens the debate with 3 questions/topics.

    3) Term Paper (50%)

    Each student has to submit a term paper - an essay on the subject agreed with the lecturer of the course; deadline for the selection of the topic is April 15th. Students must submit their papers by email by mid June at the latest. The required length is 3000 words for MA students, 1000 for undergraduates.

         - Full bibliography 

         - Style : see  http://www.lancaster.ac.uk/staff/haywardp/hist213/writing.htm

         - Topic : you may use your reports (books, papers you reported on)

                       1.Undergraduates : Extended Book Review, 1000 words

                        2. MA students (incl. TEMA, SOKD) : Essay, 3000 words

          - Deadlines:

                  Topic selection– 15th of April

                  Submisson – 15th of June; early submission (before 5th of May) = credits at last session

    Jira Janac 

    1) academic books

    Adas, Michael. Machines As the Measure of Men: Science, Technology, and Ideologies of Western Dominance. Ithaca: Cornell University Press, 1989.

    Calligaro, Oriane. Negotiating Europe: Eu Promotion of Europeanness Since the 1950s. New York, NY : Palgrave Macmillan, 2013.

    Cipolla, Carlo M. The Industrial Revolution. London: Collins/Fontana, 1973.

    Czierpka, Juliane, Kathrin Oerters, a Nora Thorade. Regions, Industries and Heritage: Perspectives on Economy, Society and Culture in Modern Western Europe. New York, NY : Palgrave Macmillan, , 2015.

    Delanty, Gerard. The European Heritage: A Critical Re-Interpretation. London : New York Routledge , 2018.

    Egberts, Linde. Chosen Legacies: Heritage in Regional Identity. Abingdon, Oxon: Routledge, 2017.

    Egberts, Linde, a Koos Bosma. Companion to European Heritage Revivals. Dordrecht : Springer Open, 2014.

    Falser, Michael. Cultural Heritage As Civilizing Mission: From Decay to Recovery. Cham, 2015.

    Fox, Alan. History and Heritage: The Social Origins of the British Industrial Relations System. London: Allan & Unwin, 1986.

    Fragner, Benjamin, a Vladislava Valchářová. Průmyslové Dědictví - 2: Ve Vzduchoprázdnu Mezi Profesionály a Amatéry. Praha: Výzkumné centrum průmyslového dědictví Fakulty architektury ČVUT v Praze ve spolupráci s Kolegiem pro technické památky ČSSI & ČKAIT a British Council, 2010.

    Fragner, Benjamin. Průmyslové ědictví: Industrial Heritage. Praha: ČVUT, 2008.

    Harrison, R., a Schofield, J. After modernity. Archaeological approaches to the contemporary past. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2010.

    Ifko, Sonja, a Marko Stokin. Protection and Reuse of Industrial Heritage: Dilemmas, Problems, Examples. Ljubljana: ICOMOS SLovenija - Slovensko nacionalno združenje za spomenike in spomeniška območja, 2017.

    Ira, Jaroslav, a Jiři Janáč. Materializing Identities in Socialist and Post-Socialist Cities. Praha: Karolinum, 2018.

    Jørgensen, Caspar. Industrial Heritage in Denmark: Landscapes, Environments and Historical Archaeology. Aarhus: Aarhus University Press, 2014.

    Macdonald, Sharon. Memorylands: Heritage and Identity in Europe Today. New York : Routledge, , 2013.

    Making of Europe book series, New York : Palgrave Macmillan, 2013-2016.

    Kaiser, Wolfram, and J W. Schot. Writing the Rules for Europe: Experts, Cartels, and International Organizations. , 2014.

    Oldenziel, Ruth, and Mikael Hård. Consumers, Tinkerers, Rebels: The People Who Shaped Europe. , 2013

    Diogo, Maria P, and Dirk . Laak. Europe Globalizing: Mapping, Exploiting, Exchanging. , 2016

    Högselius, Per, A Kaijser, and Erik . Vleuten. Europe's Infrastructure Transition: Economy, War, Nature. , 2016.

    Fickers, Andreas, and Pascal Griset. Communicating Europe: Technologies, Information, Events. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan, 2014.

    Kohlrausch, Martin, and Helmuth Trischler. Building Europe on Expertise: Innovators, Organizers, Networkers. , 2014.

    Oevermann, Heike, a Harald A. Mieg. Industrial Heritage Sites in Transformation: Clash of Discourses. , 2017.

    Patel, Kiran K. The Cultural Politics of Europe: European Capitals of Culture and European Union Since 1980. Milton Park, Abingdon, Oxon: Routledge, 2013.

    Peckham, Robert S. Rethinking Heritage: Cultures and Politics in Europe. London: I.B. Tauris, 2003.

    Pollard, Sidney. Integration of the European Economy Since 1815. Place of publication not identified: Routledge, 2015.

    Preite, Massimo. Towards a European Heritage of Industry. Arcidosso (GR) [i.e. Grosseto, Italy: Effigi, 2014.

    Soyez, Dietrich. Europeanizing Industrial Heritage in Europe: Addressing its Transboundary and Dark Sides. Geographische Zeitschrift. 97, 2009, 43-55.

    Van, Horssen J, and Graeme Wynn. A Town Called Asbestos: Environmental Contamination, Health, and Resilience in a Resource Community. 2016.

    Wicke, Christian, Stefan Berger, and Jana Golombek. Industrial Heritage and Regional Identities. 2018.

    Xie, Philip F. Industrial Heritage Tourism. Bristol: Channel View Publications, 2015.


    2) journals

    Anthropological Journal of European Cultures

    International Journal of Heritage Studies

    3) online resources

    http://www.inventingeurope.eu/ - European digital museum for science and technology

  • 17 February - 23 February


    • 24 February - 2 March


      - Industrial revolution, Enlightenment, European supremacy, Civilizing mission, Eurocentrism


      1) Hirschhausen U., Patel K.K. (2010) Europeanization in History: An Introduction. In: Conway M., Patel K.K. (eds) Europeanization in the Twentieth Century. The Palgrave Macmillan Transnational History Series. Palgrave Macmillan, London

      2) Mokyr J. (2002), The Enduring Riddle of the European Miracle: The Enlightenment and the Industrial Revolution. Draft paper for the Conference on Convergence and Divergence in Historical Perspective: The Origins of Wealth and Persistence of Poverty in the Modern World, Riverside, CA. Nov. 8-10, 2002

      3) Arnold, D. (2005) Europe, technology, and colonialism in the 20th century, History and Technology, 21:1, 85-106

    • 3 March - 9 March

      TECHNOLOGY IN THE MAKING OF EUROPE 1 - Industrialization

      How Technology co-constructed modern Europe? 

      Industrial Revolution as technological change


      1) Misa, Schot : hIDDEN iNTEGRATION

      2) Fontana (optional)

      3) revisit Mokyr

    • 10 March - 16 March

      TECHNOLOGY IN THE MAKING OF EUROPE 2 - Transnational networks and regimes

      Technology in "Europe constructed" - history of Europeanization through technology

      • 17 March - 23 March

        TECHNOLOGY IN EUROPEAN CULTURAL HERITAGE 1 - history of the EU cultural policy


        1) Shore, C. (2006). “In uno plures”(?) EU cultural policy and the governance of EuropeCultural Analysis5726.

        2) Also please read an update on Shore's view on EU cultural policies here: https://www.focaalblog.com/2017/04/05/cris-shore-what-is-a-european-solidarity-symbols-and-the-politics-of-exclusion/

      • 24 March - 30 March

        TECHNOLOGY IN EUROPEAN CULTURAL HERITAGE 2 - Representation of technology

        the place of technology and industrial heritage in EU cultural heritage  policy


        1) Look at the ERIH 2016 - International Story - how is industrial heritage linked with Europe and European identity ?

        2) Look at EUROPEANA : https://www.europeana.eu/cs/collections/topic/129-industrial-heritage  - how ERIH captures complex Heritage of Industrial European Society ? What is missing, what should be more emphasized?

      • 31 March - 6 April

        EUROPEAN INDUSTRIAL HERITAGE 1 - re-use, conversions, materiality and heritage value


        1) Leilei Li & Dietrich Soyez (2017) Transnationalizing industrial heritage valorizations in Germany and China – and addressing inherent dark sides, Journal of Heritage Tourism, 12:3, 296-310,
        2) write a short resume of the paper - prepare a description (short presentation?) of a case study from your home country
        1. national vs transnational industrial heritage - meaning of the notion; scalar and geographical hierarchies
        2. heroism - national heroes vs transnational ones, engineers and inventors vs workers
        3. industrial heritage value - autheticity? reuse and conversions ?
        4. European vs non-european perspective on industrial heritage - Correspondence and differences
        5. Industrial heritage in context - your short examples - focus on valorization and try to generalize
      • 7 April - 13 April

        MUSEUM VISIT - cancelled

        Also,here is the list of term paper topics we agreed on:

          Diego : Industrial heritage and Urban Regeneration in Europe 

          Fariba : Oil industry as Heritage in Iran

          Katja : Industrial Heritage going online - Memory Institutions and Museums

          Eleni :  Technology for Heritage Resilience : Italian Earthquakes

          Mia : Wine Makiing Industry Heirtage in Transnational Perspective

          Hyejin : Stakeholders in Industrial  "Dark" Heritage Production 

          Zoe : TBD

          Louis : review

        • 14 April - 20 April

          EUROPEAN INDUSTRIAL HERITAGE 2 - Tourism and dark tourism

          1) read and prepare to discuss industrial heitage tourism from various points of view 

          2) make s short overview /350 words/ in pairs/ - see the task below

        • 21 April - 27 April

          EUROPEAN INDUSTRIAL HERITAGE 3. - Between places, regions, nations and the EU

          Regional identities


          read the three texts below - write a short review (400 words) - see below

        • 28 April - 4 May

          EUROPEAN INDUSTRIAL HERITAGE 4. - Industrial landcapes

          technological heritage in rural contexts


          1) Pritchard, Sara B., and Thomas Zeller. "The Nature of Industrialization." In The Illusory Boundary: Environment and Technology in History, edited by Reuss Martin and Cutcliffe Stephen H., 69-100. Charlottesville; London: University of Virginia Press, 2010. http://www.jstor.org/stable/j.ctt6wrnp4.8.

          • 5 May - 11 May


            archeology of industrial past

            participatory activities

            • 12 May - 18 May

              WRAP UP SESSION

              technology and heritage

              - as a medium ("virtuialisation" of heritage)

              - as an instrument (technological limits of heritage conservation)

              FRIDAY 21/5 INDIVIDUAL SKYPE CHATS - term papers development

              14:00 Diego 

              14:30 Elene

              15:00 Kim

              15:30 Katja

              16:00 Fariba

              16:30 Meiyu 

              17:00 Zoe