The Luxembourg Centre for Contemporary and Digital History (C²DH), University of Luxembourg, will host a workshop on “Rethinking the Histories and Legacies of Industrial Cities” on 10-11 December 2020.
The workshop aims to zoom in on the history of industrial towns in Western and Eastern Europe to improve the understanding of how the people who lived in these industrial territories made sense of their developments – the boom and bust cycles of the iron and steel industry. They are interested in the narratives and counter-narratives of these industrial towns and cities; the decline and legacy of industrial cities; stories beyond obsolescence, histories of persistence and continuity of industrial activities and identities; micro-histories of individuals, the family or particular actor groups will help shed light on the relationships between workers and their families, artisans, merchants, the bourgeois middle class and representatives of companies and municipal and state institutions.
The call for Papers is open until 31 March.
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