Fred Burrill on Andy Clark’s Fighting Deindustrialisation

Roberta Garruccio on Andy Clark’s “Fighting Deindustrialization: Scottish Women’s Factory Occupations, 1981-1982”

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

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

Slag Banks and Acts of Erasure

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

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.


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.

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.