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Transnationalizing Deindustrialization Studies Conference

August 17, 2022 @ 7:00 pm - August 20, 2022 @ 5:30 pm

Zollverein World Heritage Site. Essen, Germany. Photo: Sebastian High.

Transnationalizing Deindustrialization Studies: Deindustrialization and the Politics of Our Time (DePOT) 2022 Conference

August 17-20, 2022, beginning at 9am (GMT+2/Berlin Time)

The 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 17-20. All are welcome to attend, and registration is free. For more information, please download our PDF. To register, please click HERE.

The conference will begin with an open public roundtable on Wednesday, August 17 at 7pm in Dortmund titled “Industrial Heritage for whom? Deindustrialization and the Politics of Our Time”

The following two days will be broken down into twelve sessions between August 18th and 19th that include:

  1. Rethinking Industrialization
  2. The Politics of Industrial Closure
  3. Gendering Industrialization
  4. Deindustrializing Cities
  5. Worker Displacement and Resistance
  6. Political Economy of Industrialization
  7. Transnational Industrial Heritage Politics
  8. Rural and Small Town Deindustrialization
  9. Traces, Heritage and Material Culture
  10. The Music, Media and Discourse of Deindustrialization
  11. Writing Deindustrialization Workshop
  12. Artifact and Material Culture Workshop

Additionally, on August 20th you will be able to choose one of three options for a Guided Tour:

  1. UNESCO World Heritage Zeche Zollverein, incl. Ruhr Museum, Essen
  2. Gasometer Oberhausen, St. Antony Hütte, Siedlung Eisenheim
  3. Landschaftspark Duisburg-Nord, Duisburg Innenhafen

Special thanks to DePOT’s Ruhr Partners: Deutsches Bergbau-Museum Bochum; Deutscher Gewerkschaftsbund (German Trade Union Confederation); Fritz-Hüser-Institut; Institute for Social Movements, Ruhr-Universität Bochum; LWL-Industriemuseum/Westphalian State Museum of Industrial Heritage; RVR – Regionalverband Ruhr; and the Ruhr Museum.


August 17, 2022 @ 7:00 pm
August 20, 2022 @ 5:30 pm