The End for Weirton Steel?

New DePOT Affiliate: Bharat Sundararajan

Read DePOT’s 2022-2023 Annual Report

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

DePOT Artist in Residence Program Open for Applications

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

Lucas Cameron

Welcome to DePOT’s five newest affiliates

The Politics of Industrial Closure Conference: Preliminary program and info package

The info package and preliminary program for DePOT’s 2023 conference is now available! You can read it here.

Registration for the conference is also open on Eventbrite.

If you have any questions or concerns, please email deindustrialization@concordia.ca.

Last updated: February 23, 2023 to correct a typo. To make sure that you’re consulting the most up-to-date version of the program, visit our conference page. 

Welcome Gabriela Julio Medel!

New Affiliates

Èlia Casals-Alsina

Gabrielle McLaren

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.

Seana Irvine

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.

CHAIRE

Canada Research Chair in Urban Heritage

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.

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.

Philip Rich 

Research Assistant

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.

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.

RETHINKING DEINDUSTRIALIZATION STUDIES

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.

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.