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Programme Students and Professors took part in the Summer School "Management, preservation and representation of the industrial and mobility heritage: the experience of Paris"

The event was held in Paris on June 11-15, 2019.

The Summer School "Management, preservation and representation of the industrial and mobility heritage: the experience of Paris" was organized jointly by the Higher School of Economics and French University Paris 7 Diderot and Russian Center for Science and Culture in Paris. The lectures and seminars was held on June 11-15. The School was organized within the student mobility support project by the Global Citizen organization, which unites the ecology, poverty alleviation and education activists. 

The bachelor, master and doctoral students of the HSE, interested in the management and preservation of heritage and technologies, were among the participants. Alexandra Babikova, George Bozhchenko, Yadhav Deerpaul, Elena Krasilnikova and Daria Snigir took part at the School on behalf of the Master's Programme 'Applied and Interdisciplinary History «Usable Pasts»'. The HSE Department of History professors Margarita M. Dadykina and Alexei V. Kraikovski were among the organizers.

The School programme was quite intense and consisted of 2-3 lectures and seminars held by French collegues every day. For example, professor Liliane Hilaire-Perez (University Paris 7 Diderot) gave a lecture on technology history in France and Dr. Irina Gouzevitch (Russian Center for Science and Culture in Paris)  told students about knowledge circulation between Paris and St. Petersburg technical schools. Each day was closed with the students' projects presentations. You are welcome to access the full programme of the School at the Laboratory for Environmental and Technological History site.

It is impossible to study the heritage without the example observations. This is why the School programme contained everyday excursions, during which the students visited several Paris districts and got acquainted with the architecture and techical heritage of various periods. Among others, the participants viewed the Musée d'Orsay, the Opéra Garnier, the Ecole D'Architecture, the Gare de Lyon and other architecture landmarks of Paris.

Afterwards, the participants highly assessed the importance of the industrial heritage studies, for it is closely linked to both their master theses and the actual urban problems. You can read the full students' review texts at the link.