Arqueologia Industrial / Industrial Archaeology 

Editor-in-Chief: Prof. Dr. José Manuel Lopes Cordeiro 

Guest Editors: Phd Candidate Maria Beatriz Andreotti and Prof. Dr. Steven High 

Thematic Issue | De-industrialization & Its Politics 


We invite Portuguese and English language proposals (250-350 words) for a special issue of the journal Industrial Archaeology/Arqueologia Industrial on the theme of “Deindustrialization & Its Politics.”  We are interested in a variety of perspectives across multiple-disciplines with an open geographic focus. The guiding questions for this discussion are: What is the socio-economic, environmental, and cultural impact of deindustrialization on working-class or racialized communities? In what ways is industrial ruination a political process?  What does the study of deindustrialization offer the study of industrial archaeology and industrial heritage?  Papers might focus on a single site, a locality or region, or draw transnational connections. This will be the first major Portuguese language contribution of its kind. 

This special issue is a partnership between the journal Arqueologia Industrial and the “Deindustrialization & the Politics of Our Time” (DePOT – research project. Arqueologia Industrial is a biannual peer-reviewed academic journal published by the Portuguese Society for Industrial Heritage (Associação Portuguesa para o Património Industrial), which is the Portuguese National Representative of The International Committee for the Conservation of the Industrial Heritage (TICCIH), with the support of the River Ave Valley Textile Industry Museum.  

Proposals with a 2-page and CV should be submitted to both guest co-editors Maria Beatriz Andreotti ( ) and Steven High ( by Monday January 16, 2023. Those then invited to submit full papers of 6,000-8,000 words will have until September 1st, 2023 to do so, at which time the papers will go through peer review. Accepted papers, once revised, will then be translated into English or Portuguese as the case may be.