Voices of the IWC

Working-Class Knowledge(s) in the Academy: Theory, Practice and Method is looking for chapters from potential contributors!

DePOT Welcomes a New Intern!

Call for Papers

Deindustrialization Scholars in the News

Welcome New Artists in Residence!

No More Scheffervilles

Forty years ago this summer, the Cleveland-based Iron Ore Company of Canada closed its open pit mine in Quebec’s far northeast, putting the future of the town of Schefferville into doubt. Most of the housing in the town of 2,500 was owned by the departing company as was the long railway line south to Sept-Iles, the only land-link to the outside world. While most industrial closures receive little public attention outside of the immediate locality or region, Schefferville became front page news across Canada for weeks, even years. What explains this sustained interest?

Sea, Sunburn, and Fish & Chips: Reflections on ‘May Day’ in Britain

DePOT Artist in Residence Program Open for Applications

Salaried Staff, Engineers and Middle Managers:  Are they the neglected workers of deindustrialization’s historians?

Postdoc opportunity: Deindustrialization, Gender, and Family at the University of Glasgow

Please refer to the original job posting on job.ac.uk to see the full posting, job reference number, and details on how to apply:

Location: Glasgow, Scotland

Salary: £37,474 to £42,115 per annum

Applications due: February 8, 2023

“The University of Glasgow seeks a postdoctoral researcher to join the Gender and Family strand of the project ‘Deindustrialization and the Politics of our Time’ (DéPOT), funded by the Canadian Social Science and Humanities Research Council. The successful candidate will work with Dr. Jackie Clarke and an international team of researchers and project partners. The overall aim of the DéPOT project is to transnationalize our understanding of the historical roots and lived experiences of deindustrialization, as well as political responses to it.

Applicants are invited to upload with their application a statement (500 words) outlining their proposed research and how it will contribute to the project. Topics of interest include but are not limited to: rethinking gendered spaces of deindustrialization (e.g. deindustrialization and leisure, home or consumption); gender and the political economy of deindustrialization; trans-generational perspectives; gender, race and deindustrialization; deindustrialization and the body; queering deindustrialization studies. Transnational and/or comparative proposals are particularly welcome.

The post is based in Glasgow, where the successful candidate will have the opportunity to participate in the Centre for Gender History.

Informal enquiries may be directed to Dr Jackie Clarke Jackie.Clarke@glasgow.ac.uk

This post is full time (35 hr per week) and fixed term for 18 months.

For further information on the College of Arts, School of Modern Languages & Cultures, please visit www.gla.ac.uk/schools/mlc

For more information and to apply online: my.corehr.com/pls/uogrecruit/erq_jobspec_version_4.jobspec?p_id=106088

It is the University of Glasgow’s mission to foster an inclusive climate, which ensures equality in our working, learning, research and teaching environment.

We aim to reflect and celebrate in our workforce the diversity and global reach of our wider community. We also strongly endorse the principles of Athena SWAN, including a supportive and flexible working environment, with commitment from all levels of the organisation to promoting [inclusion, diversity and] gender equity. Applications are particularly welcome from women, ethnic minorities and other under-represented groups. In line with the commitments in the University of Glasgow’s Gaelic Language Plan, we also welcome and value skills in Gaelic language for anyone working within areas where key Gaelic services are delivered, in particular within the School of Humanities / Sgoil nan Daonnachdan and the College of Arts.

The University of Glasgow, charity number SC004401.”

Call for Papers: Arqueologia Industrial / Industrial Archaeology

Welcome Gabriela Julio Medel!

New Affiliates

Call for Papers: The Politics of Deindustrialization | Appel aux communications: La politique de la fermeture industrielle

Read the call for papers for our 2023 conference in Sydney, Nova Scotia. | Lisez l’appel à communications pour notre conférence de 2023 à Sydney, en Nouvelle-Écosse.

Slag Banks and Acts of Erasure

Clara Casian reflects on the traces left by the steel industry on Barrows Island’s landscape.

Call for Proposals – Towards the Global Study of Deindustrialization and Economic Restructuring: The Case of India

Prof. Steven High and Dr. Indranil Chakraborty are looking for submissions of proposals for contribution to their new project on deindustrialization in India. 350-word chapter proposals should be sent to steven.high@concordia.ca and indranil.chakraborty@concordia.ca by October 30, 2022.

Final Program for Transnationalizing Deindustrialization Studies Conference

The final program for the Transnationalizing Deindustrialization Studies conference this August 17-20 is now available! The program includes key information on our upcoming international conference, including schedules for public roundtables, regional industrial heritage tours, and a two-day academic conference.

Preliminary Program & Registration for Transnationalizing Deindustrialization Studies Conference now available

The preliminary program for DePOT’s Transnationalizing Deindustrialization Studies conference is now available. The inter-disciplinary conference will be taking place in the Ruhr in Germany from August 18-20.

Dr. Magdalena Novoa joins DePOT as a Co-Investigator

Dr. Novoa’s socially engaged scholarship focuses on the intersections of cultural heritage and social justice, industrial heritage and gender, and the politics of memory and grassroots organizing in Chile.

New Publication in the COHDS Inventory Series: United States Oral History Archives

The “US Oral History Interview Archival Inventory” compiles oral history interview collections related to deindustrialization in the United States. This report brings together collections from libraries, archives, museums, and educational institutions, and is intended to support research into the lived experiences of deindustrialization, as well as encouraging the use of existing oral history collections in future research.

Funded PhD scholarship at Swansea University

The Department of History, Heritage and Classics at Swansea University has just announced a fully-funded 3-year PhD fellowship for an incoming UK-based student studying deindustrialization. Click through for more information.

COHDS Inventory Series: UK Oral History Archives

We’ve just finished laying out the first of our published research reports! This one is an inventory of oral history interview archives located in the UK, put together by student affiliate James Ferns.

DePOT Annual Report 2020-2021 now available

The first Annual Report for Deindustrialization and the Politics of Our Times has just been published. Click through to read it.

The DePOT podcast is now live!

We’re very pleased to announce that the first episode in our Deindustrialization and the Politics of Our Time podcast series, an intro to DePOT with Principal Investigator Dr. Steven High, is now live and ready for listeners.

Preliminary Program for 2022 Ruhr DePOT Conference Unveiled

We’re thrilled to release the preliminary program for DePOT’s 2022 Ruhr conference, ‘Transnationalizing Deindustrialization Studies,’ taking place May 12-14, 2022 in Bochum, Germany.

Postdoctoral Fellowship at Ruhr-Universität Bochum’s Institute for Social Movements

We are pleased to announce that applications are now open for a 6-month Postdoctoral Fellowship at Ruhr-Universität Bochum’s Institute for Social Movements in partnership with DePOT. The position is open to recent PhD graduates specializing in deindustrialization and/or industrial heritage.

Honouring the Original Derry Girls: the Resurgence of the Commemoration and Celebration of Shirt Making in Derry, Northern Ireland

Naomi Petropoulos writes on the legacy of industrial shirt-making in Derry, Northern Ireland.

Funded M.A. fellowship opportunities at Concordia and Dalhousie/UCB

We’re excited to announce three funded fellowships for incoming M.A. students just made available at Concordia, Dalhousie/Cape Breton University.

Welcome to our new co-applicant and partner organization

DePOT is pleased to welcome another new co-applicant and partner organization to our team: Dr. Hilary Orange and the Centre for Heritage Research and Training (CHART) at Swansea University.

PhD opportunity at Queen’s University Belfast on Gender and Deindustrialization 

DePOT is thrilled to share a PhD opportunity working with Prof. Sean O’Connell based at Queen’s University Belfast in Northern Ireland.

Call for Papers – Transnationalizing Deindustrialization Studies and its Politics

This is the inaugural in-person conference of the “Deindustrialization and the Politics of Our Time (DePOT) partnership project, funded by Canada’s Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council. We invite you to submit a proposal for a session, paper, workshop, or research-creation outcome. Local or regional studies are welcome too as long as they engage with wider horizons/debates.


Part Two of DePOT’s roundtable series on new publications in the international field of deindustrialization studies recently took place. Among the new perspectives that emerged, Lachlan MacKinnon highlights the unique contributions that this new scholarship has made to the field.

Welcome to our new affiliates!

In the past few months we’ve welcomed 8 new affiliates to the project, who are joining us from France, the UK, Sweden, the US, and Canada.


Announcing DePOT’s Fall 2021 Public Program: the “Rethinking Deindustrialization Studies” roundtable series invites us to revisit our understanding of the field with four roundtable events in the fall.

June Newletter Out Now

The DePOT June newsletter covers upcoming events, new project affiliates, and the most recent deindustrialization publications.

Bridging divides: new perspectives on deindustrialization

By Steven High

DePOT recently organized the first of two roundtables on new publications in the international field of deindustrialization studies. Among the new perspectives that emerged, Steven High highlights three ways that the new scholarship is bridging old historiographic divides.

May Newsletter out now

This month’s newsletter covers the official launch of our website, student-directed initiative funding recipients, recent deindustrialization publications and events to come.

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