The DePOT blog shares emerging research from within the project and outside of it. We aim to publish a range of perspectives. 

DePOT Blog Submissions Guideline 

We are looking for 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  
  • If possible, send a photo to accompany your post with citation (photos must be under 2500 pixels) 
  • If you are not a DePOT affiliate, please send a writer biography (200 words max)  

Email submissions or questions to, and the DePOT blog is edited by Dr Steven High.

Topic ideas:

  • 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 

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.