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Reanimating Industrial Spaces: Conducting Memory Work in Post-Industrial Societies

6 January 2015

Reanimating Industrial Spaces: Conducting Memory Work in Post-Industrial Societies

A new volume, edited by Hilary Orange, which explores the relationships between people and places of former industry will be launched at the Institute next week.

The volume entitled Reanimating Industrial Spaces, which has recently been published by Left Coast Press, explores these relationships through approaches that incorporate and critique memory-work and uses a set of diverse case studies to examine differing socio-economic contexts and approaches to industrial spaces both in the past and in contemporary society.

The book launch will follow the opening seminar in the Term II Institute Research Seminar series on Future Pasts | Present Futures: Critical Conversations on the ‘Contemporary’ across disciplines which will critically explore the idea of the ‘contemporary’ and its relational notions of the past, present and future, through case studies drawn from archaeology, architecture, art, geography and heritage.

Hilary is currently an Honorary Research Associate at the Institute of Archaeology having completed her PhD research here in 2012 on 'Cornish Mining Heritage: Public Perceptions of Industrial Archaeology in a Post-Industrial Society'.