08 Aug 2012
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The Ironbridge International Institute for Cultural Heritage, University of Birmingham and the Ironbridge Gorge Museum Trust are running an international conference called Rust, Regeneration and Romance: Iron and Steel Landscapes and Cultures from 10-14 July 2013 at the Ironbridge Gorge World Heritage Site in Ironbridge, UK. Indicative themes of interest to the conference include:

  • Understanding iron and steel landscapes - historic and contemporary perspectives
  • Human - technology relationships
  • Challenges in the presentation and interpretation of iron and steel heritage
  • Touring and tourism in iron and steel landscapes
  • Histories and ethnographies of iron and steel communities - labour relations and working environments
  • Architectural tropes surrounding mining and fabrication
  • Representations of iron and steel cultures in the 'popular' media
  • The 'cultural industries' (arts, sport, tourism, etc.) in the regeneration of iron and steel communities
  • Languages of steel cities - dialects and territories
  • Symbolic economies of iron and steel - iconography, art and design

Abstracts of 300 words with a clear title should be sent as soon as possible but no later than 31 January 2013 to ironbridge@contacts.bham.ac.uk   Please be sure to include your full contact details.
Information will be updated on the website http://ironandsteel2013.wordpress.com/.


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