DePOT Blog Submissions Guideline 

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750-1,000-word blog post with a clear message or argument, and a suggested title  

Write for a general and specialized audience, as this is our public-facing website. No jargon!  

Use Chicago-style citations  

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Responses to current events  

Discussions on upcoming publications  

Reflections on recent research trips  

Notes on recent conferences in related fields, protests and solidarity events, marches, workshops, roundtables… 

Posts commemorating important anniversaries or key historical events  

Blog posts written as coursework in a class related to deindustrialization  

Discussions on representations of deindustrialization in pop culture 

Personal essays about how your work in deindustrialization studies intersects with lived experience 

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.