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Multidisciplinary team in the humanities and social sciences, Stories is strong skills in:

History, Philosophy, Economics, Sociology, Digital Humanities

 

 

Histoire

 

The activities of the Récits team in history can be broken down along the following lines:

"Heritage" axis

As an extension of the context of the patrimonial democratization begun in the 1980s, the work carried out here focuses on our relationship to memory and landscape through the traces, material and intangible, inherited from the world of industry. Economic, societal and technical developments have a direct impact on the concept of wealth, whose spectrum has greatly expanded since then. How to give the industrial and technical heritage all its legitimacy in response to contemporary concerns? The expertise developed within the Récits team on this axis commits us for tomorrow. The purpose of the reflection encourages us to mobilize for intelligible, efficient and historically aware heritage forms without ignoring current challenges.

Projects:
• Industrial heritage and environmental issues: the changing landscape.
• A technical history of industrial architecture

Keywords :
Industrial archeology
Cultural history
Industrial and technical heritage
Heritage reconversion
Old materials

Contact : Marina Gasnier

 

 

Humanités numériques

Multidisciplinary, the Récits team has a diversified approach to digital humanities:
Axis "heritage and digital humanities"

Renewing practices by mobilizing digital technologies for valorization, museography and cultural mediation of technical objects is one of the skills of the Récits team. Interdisciplinary, this global methodology also called "advanced industrial archeology" is still very little widespread in France despite the added value it represents in the study and the valuation of these heritage objects, as well as in the field of the mediation of the scientific, technical and industrial culture (CSTI). Like the methodology specific to industrial archeology, it is a question of starting from the present to go back to the past by crossing documentary sources and observations made in the field. This information is based on written documents (handwritten and printed texts), iconography (plans, statements, photos, old postcards ..), even oral testimonies of former employees of companies, as well as material traces - more or less well preserved - buildings, machinery or infrastructure still present on the site studied (turntable, overhead crane, railway, etc.). If the crossing of these data allows an understanding and a historical reconstitution of the objects, the complementary use of the digital technologies (CAD and imagery, 3D digitization, augmented reality ...) ensures a dynamic virtual situation. In terms of knowledge, the fact of resorting to the digital reconstitution makes it possible to increase the understanding of the functioning of the old technical objects at the scale of the site, the workshop, the machine (process, flow of the men, etc.). Resituating the site in time and space at different chronological periods is a way to make it readable and understand its adaptation according to its industrialization, its changes of activity, its changes.

Projects:
• Reconstitute the kinematics of technical objects and / or scientific instruments out of order
• Reconstitution of old manufacturing workshops

Keywords :
Reverse Engineering
Advanced Industrial Archeology
General history of techniques
Cultural history
Industrial and technical heritage

Contact : Marina Gasnier