Ruination / Verfall / Rovine / ruine et perte

Chairperson: Alice Mah Other Presenters: Arthur McIvor, Roberta Garruccio, Fred Burrill, Rebecca Dolgoy, and Olaf Schmidt-Rutsch Fundamentally, deindustrialization is a process of physical and social ruination as well as part of a wider political project that leaves working-class communities impoverished and demoralized. This workshop will examine the concept of ruination in different national contexts, what […]

Brownfield / friche industrielle/ Industriebrache / Area dismessa

Chairperson: Lachlan MacKinnon Other Presenters: Jana Golombek, James Rhodes, Steven High, Keith Gildart , Sean O’Connell, Andrew Perchard. By examining the meaning and significance of “brownfield” in different national contexts we will consider the territorial stigmatization of industrial lands but also the ways that residential areas get stigmatized by industry and its loss. Popular culture […]

Greening / Industrienatur / Ecologizzazione / verdissage

Chairperson: Petra Dolata Other Presenters: Alice Mah, Jana Golombek, Greg Wilson, Steven High, Lucie Morisset, Lauren Laframboise. This workshop considers the ways that deindustrialization gets entangled with the language of environmentalism in different contexts, including how deindustrialized areas get “regenerated,” former industrial buildings “recycled,” and new-build manufacturing gets located on “greenfield sites.”  The German concept […]

Moral Economy / économie morale / Sozialverträglichkeit

Chairperson: Keith Gildart Other Presenters: Tim Strangleman, Stefan Moitra, Lachlan MacKinnon, Marion Fontaine, Andy Perchard, Pascal Raggi. Developed originally by labour historian E.P. Thompson in relation to the ways that popular feeling placed informal moral (or political) limits on the price of bread in the 17th and 18th centuries, the concept has been increasingly deployed […]

Populism / populisme/ Populismo / Populismus

Chairperson:  Stefan Berger (or Steven High) Other Presenters: James Rhodes, Gilda Zazzara, Marion Fontaine, Stefan Moitra, Sean O’Connell, Greg Wilson. Populism is probably the most important keyword that our research project will be chewing on over the next seven years. The panel will consider its emergence in different national contexts, its relationship to deindustrialization, what […]

History and Memory in Gentrifying St-Henri

Saint-Henri, a working-class neighbourhood in the Southwest of Montreal, was once at the heart of industrial capitalism in Canada. Brutal processes of deindustrialization and gentrification have created multiple historical layers of displacement and resistance, the traces of which are imprinted in popular memory. Over the course of the last few months, undergraduate History students at […]

New Perspectives on Deindustrialization (Part 1)

  The Deindustrialization & the Politics of Our Time (DePOT) project has organized a two-part Round-Table Series that invites recent authors of books and special issues on deindustrialization to speak to their major findings and what their overall intervention is to the field. The panelists include leading scholars across the humanities and social sciences in […]

New Perspectives on Deindustrialization (Part 2)

The Deindustrialization & the Politics of Our Time (DePOT) project has organized a two-part Round-Table Series that invites recent authors of books and special issues on deindustrialization to speak to their major findings and what their overall intervention is to the field. The panelists include leading scholars across the humanities and social sciences in North […]

DEINDUSTRIALIZING AUSTRALIA 

The first of two sessions aimed at expanding the geographic imaginary of deindustrialization studies from the old industrial heartlands of Western Europe and North America.

TOWARDS A GLOBAL DEINDUSTRIALIZATION STUDIES

The second of two sessions aimed at expanding the geographic imaginary of deindustrialization studies from the old industrial heartlands of Western Europe and North America.

CURATING AND ARCHIVING DEINDUSTRIALIZATION

This final session in our Rethinking Deindustrialization Studies roundtable series brings curatorial and archival knowledge into the conversation.