Academic programs

Master in History - Heritage and Digital Cultures

General information

Prerequisites for enrolment
Bac + 3
Admission conditions
City
Campus Hannah Arendt
Internships
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Cost and financial aid
Initial training  
Continuous training (employees, jobseekers, self-employed)
Accessible as
Teaching languages
French.

Two languages required (English, German, Spanish or Italian).
What next?

Master's degree in Humanities and Social Sciences, major: History
Type of course: Heritage and Digital Cultures

The Master's degree in Heritage and Digital Cultures aims to train future managers in the field of heritage conservation in the broadest sense of the term: archives, libraries, museums. Faced with current and future developments in these professions, the curriculum includes theoretical courses, professional internships, courses devoted to digital tools, collection, conservation and more generally to the heritage of documents or digital data.

Goals

Thanks to their training, future graduates will be able to participate in the constitution, organization, conservation, enrichment, evaluation and exploitation of historical and cultural heritage, in particular that of a local authority or a public institution.

The skills of graduates in the field of digital humanities will enable them to contribute to the collection and processing of native digital documents, to the organisation of digitisation and electronic publishing campaigns, and to the enhancement of collections and heritage holdings.

Contributing to making this heritage known, they will also be called upon to provide scientific expertise for the purposes of enhancement and cultural communication. They will be able to carry out scientific research on historical heritage, both public and private.

Internships

Master 1: compulsory short internship (minimum: 2 months), possibly long internship.
Master 2: compulsory long internship (paid, minimum: 3 months).

Internships are offered to students every year in museums, archives and libraries. Internships can be in public or private institutions. International internships are also possible, particularly in the second year of the Master's programme.
Internships lead to the writing of dissertations, in the first and second year of the Master's programme, which are presented at a defence.

Partnerships

Research centers partnerships

Scientific partnerships

ANHIMA (Anthropology and History of Ancient Worlds).

CIHAM (Interuniversity Centre for Medieval History and Archaeology).

CNE (Centre Norbert Elias).

Departments of Law and Information and Communication Sciences of Avignon University.

Low Noise Underground Laboratory (LSBB) of the Plateau d'Albion.

Institution partnerships

Institutional partnerships

Partnerships exist with several local cultural institutions, including the Vaucluse Departmental Archives, the Avignon Municipal Archives, the Cavaillon Municipal Archives, the Montfavet Archives and Museum, the Inguimbertine Library and the Carpentras Museum, the Avignon University Library, the École Supérieure d'Art d'Avignon, the Calvet Museum in Avignon, the Uzès Museum, the Museums of the Gard, the Palais des Papes, the Archaeological Service in Avignon, the University Library in Avignon, the Avignon University and the University of Carpentras.Avignon, the École Supérieure d'Art d'Avignon, the Calvet Museum in Avignon, the Musée d'Uzès, the Museums of the Gard, the Palais des Papes, the Archaeological Service of the Vaucluse Department, the Departmental Service of Architecture and Heritage of Vaucluse.

Speakers M1 and M2

Yvette Aumeran

Avignon University, university library

Daniele Amoroso

Conservator-restorer of cultural property

Claire Balandier

Avignon University, History

Simone Balossino

Avignon University, History

Jacky Barbe

Avignon University, Director of the university library

Céline Bas

Avignon University, Law

Marianne Beauviche

Avignon University, Languages

Bruno Bertherat

Avignon University, History

Beatrice Beys

Avignon University, History

Lenka Bokova

Maison Jean Vilar - BnF (Performing Arts Department)

Guido Castelnuovo

Avignon University, History

Guillaume Chauvet

Departmental Archives of Vaucluse

Beatrice Chimier

George Borias Museum (Uzès)

Sylvestre Clap

Municipal Archives of Avignon

Delphine Costa

Avignon University, Law

Jean-François Delmas

Inguimbertine Library and Museum of Carpentras

Boris Deschanel

Avignon University, History

Marion Fontaine

Avignon University, History

Bérengère Gleize

Avignon University, Law

Patricia Guillermin

Curator of Heritage, Orgnac Prehistory Museum

François Guyonnet

Director of Heritage, Isle-sur-la-Sorgue

Aure Lecrès

Municipal Archives of Avignon

Nicole Lubrano

Avignon University, Humanities

Nathalie Lunardelli

Avignon University, Languages

Hélène Maignan

Municipal Archives of Cavaillon

Christine Martella

Departmental Archives of Vaucluse

Corinne Maubernard

Avignon University, University Library

Henri Michon

Departmental Archives of Vaucluse

Louis Millet

Palace of Roure

Frédéric Monier

Avignon University, History

Éric Morvillez

Avignon University, History

Marilyn Nicoud

Avignon University, History

Natalie Petiteau

Avignon University, History

Antoine Philippe

Avignon University, House of Orientation and Integration M.O.I

Elena Raevskikh

Norbert Elias Centre-Ehess-Marseille

Olivier Rouchon

Avignon University, History

Bernard Thomas

Departmental Archives of Vaucluse

Didier Travier

Carré d'Art library of Nîmes, Curator of heritage collections

Thomas Wierzbinski

Museums of Montélimar

Catherine Wolff

Avignon University, History

 

 

Publics

Prerequisites for enrolment : Bac + 3


Required former training

Licence

Recommended training(s)

Training in Human Sciences (History, Art History, Archaeology, Ethnology...).

Admission conditions

Terms and conditions of selection for entry into the Master's course - Year 2021-2022 (deliberation of the Board of Directors on 15/12/20)

In Master 1: Admission after examination by the teaching staff of the file provided by each student.

Recruitment is based on a file and an interview (see above for admission requirements).

THE FOLLOWING DEGREES ARE RECOMMENDED FOR ADMISSION TO THIS MASTER'S COURSE:
History

CRITERIA FOR EXAMINING APPLICATIONS (PREREQUISITES):
Selection after examination of the application and interview with the teaching staff:
Relative evaluation of the academic level of the application files by the teaching team, based on the following documents:

  • C. V.
  • Letter of motivation
  • Transcripts of grades from the three years of the Licence's degree

International students with a foreign degree must also provide a certificate of competence in French language at level C1 (CEFR).

CAPACITY OF RECEPTION:
At the level of the speciality: 25
For the specialization: 55

OPENING AND CLOSING DATES OF THE RECRUITMENT CAMPAIGN:
Opening and closing dates for applications: 26 April 2021 to 17 May 2021

Application file


To register in Master 2 - academic year 2021-2022
Students who have successfully completed their M1 SHS, with a major in History, speciality Heritage and Historical Archives at the UAPV are admitted by right to M2.

For students coming from elsewhere, admission to the second year of the Heritage and Digital Cultures Master's degree, subject to availability of places, is subject to the following procedure validation of studies.

Recommended fields of study for the first year of the Master's degree:
-History,
-Art History,
-History, civilisation, heritage
-Heritage and museums
-Archives
-Digital Humanities

M1 and M2 Pre-entry
M1 NCP: to be announced
M2 PCN: to be determined

Register

Registration file

At Avignon University, the pre-registration and registration procedures are done online on the website, see the "Registration" section.
Please note that some courses are only accessible after one or more pre-selection and/or selection stages. Therefore, before registering, you must meet all the conditions for admission.

Conditions of validation

Continuous assessment and final exams: written exams, oral exams, files... Some modules are subject to continuous assessment only.

Attendance at classes is compulsory
. No exemption is grantedNo exceptions are granted, except for a bilingual student for one of the language courses.

Classes and tutorials take place at the university, but also at the workplaces of external speakers. In addition, visits to heritage sites are planned. They take place in the department and beyond.

The Master 1 internship lasts at least two months and takes place in the spring, the Master 2 internship lasts at least three months and takes place from January. They are both carried out under the supervision of an internship supervisor.

The internship thesis is defended.

Year of highschool graduation
Bac + 5
Level of education obtained after completion
Niveau V

Targeted skill(s)

Thanks to their training, future graduates will be able to participate in the constitution, organization, conservation, enrichment, evaluation and exploitation of historical and cultural heritage, in particular that of a local authority or a public institution.

The skills of graduates in the field of digital humanities will enable them to contribute to the collection and processing of native digital documents, to the organisation of digitisation and electronic publishing campaigns, and to the enhancement of collections and heritage holdings.

Contributing to making this heritage known, they will also be called upon to provide scientific expertise for the purposes of enhancement and cultural communication. They will be able to carry out scientific research on historical heritage, both public and private.

Career Opportunities

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Sector(s) of activity

cultural activities
history
history of art
tourism

Functions and jobs

Territorial heritage conservation officer.
Territorial heritage curator.
Territorial heritage and library conservation assistant.
Position in private archives.
Lecturer, animator.
Heritage development officer.

Further studies

Students who have obtained their Master's degree can enroll in a Doctorate, in partnership with the École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales (EHESS). These students are part of the doctoral college of the University of Avignon in Humanities and Social Sciences.

Information

Responsible for the training:
Boris Deschanel
MCF in modern history
boris.deschanel@univ-avignon.fr

Secretariat:
Marie-Neige Bisbal
UFR ip Sciences Humaines et Sociales
Université d’Avignon et des Pays du Vaucluse - 74, rue Louis Pasteur - 84029 Avignon Cedex 01
Tel: 04 90 16 26 67
marie-neige.bisbal@univ-avignon.fr

Director of studies

Head of archives - libraries:
Boris Deschanel
boris.deschanel@univ-avignon.fr

Head of archaeology - museums:
Éric Morvillez
eric.morvillez@univ-avignon.fr

Pedagogical secretary:
Maria-Nieves Bisbal-Martinetti
marie-neige.bisbal@univ-avignon.fr

Registrar office contact details

Email
sec-histoire-geo@univ-avignon.fr

Phone
+33 (0)4 90 16 26 67

Date of update July 2, 2021