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Convegno internazionale "Futures in the History of Deindustrialization" (Bologna, 13-14 ottobre 2022)

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Si terrà al Museo del Patrimonio industriale di Bologna il convegno, patrocinato dalla SISLav, dedicato al futuro del patrimonio industriale, con la partecipazione di studiosi sia italiani che stranieri.



2-3pm Opening 

Welcome by Maura Grandi (Director of of Museum of Industrial Heritage of Bologna) and Alessandro Cristofori (Italian Society of Labour History)

Introduction by Eloisa Betti and the organizing team 

3-4.30pm  Panel 1:  Long Shots of Post-Industrial Temporalities 

Chair: Liliosa Azara

  • From Ploughs to Computers: Socialist Visions of a Post-Industrial Age - Martin Babička (University of Oxford)
  • Alternative Futures? Preliminary Ideas on the Italian Workers' Movement between Deindustrialization and Environmentalism - Gilda Zazzara (University of Venice)
  • The Future of Deindustrialization – A Cultural Turn? The Future of Former Industrial Landscapes and Industrial Societies in Central Europe - Tibor Valuch (Ezterhazy Karoly University)
5-6pm Presentation of the project “Il lavoro e la memoria”, based on the collection of video-interviews of miners from Sulcis-Iglesiente, by Liliosa Zara with the participation of Monica Grossi (Soprintendenza archivistica della Sardegna)



10–12am  Panel 2: Image Politics, Cultural Politics and Heritagization 

Chair: Stefan Moitra

  • “The Ruhr – Heading For a New Future”: Pasts and Futures in Regional Image Politics - Helen Wagner (University of Erlangen-Nürnberg)
  • Negotiating a Future for Coal: the RAG AG and the Creation of the Zollverein World Heritage Site - Gertjan Plets (Utrecht University) and Marin Kuijt (Leiden University)
  • Deindustrialization as Cultural Trauma: The Future of Mountain Industrial Ruins between Local and Global Imaginaries - Gianluca Lanfranchi (University of Bologna) 

12am–1pm: Lunch break

1–3pm:  Guided tour of the Museum of Industrial Heritage
3–5pm  Panel 3:  Coming to Terms with Fears and Hopes 

Chair: Francesca Sanna

  • Middletown Revisited: Deindustrialization and Local Structures of Feeling in Muncie, Indiana (USA) - Patrick Collier and James J. Connolly (Ball State University)
  • Dystopian Futures: Cultural Creation and Decline in Asturian Coalfields - Ruben Vega (University of Oviedo)
  • The Healing Power of Art: Future Strategies for Mending a Cleaved Ex-industrial Community  - Lisa Taylor (Leeds Beckett University) 
5.15–6pm Presentation of Bologna metalmeccani@ and screening of the short film “Noi siamo la Minganti”  by Eloisa Betti, Carlo De Maria, Maura Grandi with the participation of Michele Bulgarelli (Fiom Bologna)



10–12am  Panel 4:  Urban Planning and Local Strategies 

Chair: Christian Wicke

  • Building the Post-Industrial Future in Urban Britain - Alistair Kefford (Leiden University) 
  • Nowa Huta: Then, Now and in the Future - Melinda Harlov-Csortán (Institute of Advanced Studies Kőszeg) 
  • Towards a Bright Future: Examining the Transition from Mining to Industry in a Soviet Uranium Mining Town - Nikolaos Olma (Leibniz-Zentrum Moderner Orient, Berlin) 
  • The Factory Between Heritage and Production: Memories and Perspectives of an Incomplete Deindustrialization - Francesco Caiazzo (University of Bologna)
12-12.30pm: Closing Discussion

12.30-1.30pm: Lunch Break

2–6pm: Industrial heritage guided tour across Bologna area organized by the Museum of Industrial Heritage of Bologna (in English)