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

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. 

Call for Papers: The Politics of Deindustrialization | Appel aux communications: La politique de la fermeture industrielle

Read the call for papers for our 2023 conference in Sydney, Nova Scotia. | Lisez l’appel à communications pour notre conférence de 2023 à Sydney, en Nouvelle-Écosse.


Gender, Family, and Deindustrialization — DePOT annual conference

In deindustrialization studies, representations of industrial closures have often dwelled on the ways that masculinity is threatened or reconfigured through the experience of job loss and on the erosion of collective ties and spaces linked to the world of work. Conversely, women have appeared only on the fringes of the literature on deindustrialization, sometimes in their capacities as wives and mothers, but increasingly also as displaced workers in their own right. DePOT seeks to bring the history of deindustrialisation into productive dialogue with histories of youth, the body, health, the home and the caring economy. 

This conference, the culmination of our project’s Gender, Family, and Deindustrialization research initiative, features researchers from a variety of disciplinary and regional backgrounds. Registration is free. With a program of three concurrent panels, two keynotes, and a plenary with DePOT’s artists-in-residence planned, we are excited to see you in Glasgow! 


Organizing committee: Jackie Clarke, Arthur McIvor, Rebekah Chatellier, Piyusha Chatterjee, and Yvonne McFadden

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