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09/02/2021 - 09/03/2021 | Regensburg

European Rust Belts. West-East Comparisons – and Beyond

Internationale Tagung.

Organizers
Leibniz Institute for Contemporary History (IfZ), Munich-Berlin
Leibniz Institute for East and South East European Studies (IOS), Regensburg
Leibniz Institute for the History and Culture of Eastern Europe (GWZO), Leipzig

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Cooperation Partner
Institute for Social Movements, University of Bochum (Bochum)

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Conveners
Ulf Brunnbauer, Max Trecker, Sebastian Voigt

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Supported by the German Research Foundation (DFG)

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PROGRAM

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Thursday, September 2
9.00–10.30 Welcoming Remarks
Keynote Lecture by Philipp THER (University of Vienna)
Commentator: Sebastian VOIGT (Munich)

10.30–10.45 Coffee Break

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10.45–12.45 Panel 1: The Many Fates of Heavy Industry

Stefan HOERDLER (Göttingen):
A History of Decline? The Steel Industries in West Germany and the United States since the 1970s

Christoffer HOLM (Hanko):
“You Are Tearing Down Our Grand Factory”. The experience of structural change, transformed space and lost progress after the shutdown of the steelworks in Hanko (Finland)

Laurent WARLOUZET (Munich / Paris):
“Rust Belts on the Coast: the EEC Competition Policy's growing constraints on shipyards in the 1980s”

Łukasz TREMBACZOWSKI (Katowice):
Half Way Rusted: Tentative Future for Upper Silesian Area as an Old Industrial Region
Commentator: Uwe MÜLLER (Leipzig)

12.45–13.45 Lunch Break

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13.45–15.45 Panel 2: Working Class Experiences and Fragmentations

Chiara BONFIGLIOLI (Cork /Jena):
Victims or Survivors? Textile Workers' Agency and Industrial Heritage in Croatia

Tibor VALUCH (Budapest):
The Altering World of Work in Hungary and East Central Europe Before and After the 1989/90 Transition

Jeremy MORRIS (Aarhus):
Working-Class Life Strategies in the Russian Margins

Mikhail CHERNYSH (Moscow):
Working Class as a Loser of the Neoliberal Reforms: the Russian Experience
Commentator: Sabine RUTAR (Regensburg)

15.45–16.15 Coffee Break

16.15–18.15 Panel 3 Post-industrial urban revivals?

Patrick R. IRELAND (Chicago):
Diamonds in the Rust? Evaluating Seemingly Successful Economic/Industrial Transformation in Four Medium-Sized Midwestern US Cities

Erika NAGY / Melinda MIHÁLY (Budapest):
Form lock-in to dependent reindustrialization – The limits of municipal agency in two ‘model towns’ of (semi)peripheral industrialization in NW Hungary

Johannes KRICKL (Duisburg-Essen):
Duisburg and the New Silk Road: Scripting Post-Industrial Success in a Post-Cold War World
Commentator: Anna Steigemann (Regensburg, tbc.)

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Friday, September 3

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9.00–10.30 Panel 4: The Struggle for Survival or the Calm before the Storm? Reactions to the Crisis of the 1970s in East and West

Aleksandar SHIVAROV (Varna):
Sprat Yet Fish: Bulgarian Adjustment Efforts amidst Economic Turbulences in the 1970s

Jörg ARNOLD (Nottingham):
Deindustrialization, Not Decline? New approaches to the study of the crisis decades in the United Kingdom

Adelina STEFAN (Florence):
The Snowballing of Globalization: International Tourism and Economic Crisis in Socialist Romania in the Long 1970s
Commentator: Maurice COTTIER (Bern)

10.30–11.00 Coffee Break

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11.00–12.30 Panel 5: Post-Industrial Memoryscapes

Eleni KYRAMARGIOU (Athens):
From Factory to Park: A Story of Grassroots Re-Appropriation of an Industrial Space

Bruno de CORTE (Antwerp):
The End of Coal Mining and the Start of Heritage Strategies: A Comparison of Belgium, the Netherlands, and Poland

Tanja PETROVIĆ (Ljubljana):
Industrial Heritages and Workers’ Memories in the former Yugoslavia
Commentator: Ulf BRUNNBAUER (Regensburg)

12.30–13.30 Lunch Break

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13.30–15.00 Panel 6: Transformations of Industrial regions
Karl LAUSCHKE (Bochum):
Regulating the Crisis of the German Steel Industry: The Different Trajectories of the Ruhr Area, Saarland, and Bremen

Lachlan MACKINNON (Sydney):
Ending the Industrial State: The Rise and Fall of the Cape Breton Development Corporation, 1966–2001

Richard BACHMANN / Friedrich OPITZ (Ann Arbor, MA / Dresden):
Clearing the Path for Populism? Comparing the History and the Outcomes of the Political Economy Transformation in Ohio and Saxony
Commentator: Max TRECKER (Berlin)

15.00–15.30 Coffee Break

15.30–16.30 Concluding Discussion
Inputs /summaries by Ulf BRUNNBAUER, Sebastian VOIGT, Max TRECKER

Information on participating / attending:
hybride Veranstaltung

Date:

09/02/2021 09:00 - 09/03/2021 16:30

Event venue:

Leibniz-Institut für Ost- und Südosteuropaforschung (IOS), Landshuter Str. 4 (Raum 319 und online)
93047 Regensburg
Bayern
Germany

Target group:

Scientists and scholars, Students

Relevance:

international

Subject areas:

Economics / business administration, Geosciences, History / archaeology, Politics, Social studies

Types of events:

Conference / symposium / (annual) conference

Entry:

08/05/2021

Sender/author:

Virginie Michaels

Department:

Presse- und Öffentlichkeitsarbeit

Event is free:

yes

Language of the text:

English

URL of this event: http://idw-online.de/en/event69376


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