Industrial Heritage: from the objects to the territory

University of Évora; Palácio do Vimioso, Room 205

  21 to 23 March 2013

Call for Papers

Industrial Heritage: from the objects to the territory

Organization: CIDEHUS - Interdisciplinary Centre for History, Cultures and Societies of the University of Évora

The economic changes resulting from scientific and technological progress, especially checked from late twentieth century, determined the qualitative change in professional activities related to the industry and a reorganization of industrial production in international terms, in several countries, such as Portugal, led to a decay process of industrialization of some of the industrial areas.

To these changes are associated with extinction of production units, the deactivation of buildings, obsolescence of equipment, new modes of organization of the territory and the daily life of local communities. 

A small part of the industrial remains are protected in Museums, Libraries, Archives, Monuments and Sites. A significant part is still to learn, study and appreciate.The material evidence of industrial evolution are currently targeted prospecting, inventory, study and recovery and represent a fundamental source of interdisciplinary research in the social sciences and humanities, particularly in History and Heritage Studies.This colloquium seeks to reflect on the importance of a holistic Industrial Heritage, organized into 4 themes:

1 - Objects, collections and museums industrial
2 - Territory: brands, equipment and technical-industrial landscapes
3 - Routes, trails and routes of industrial heritage
4 - Industrial Society: protagonists and change

The languages ​​used in the colloquium are Portuguese, Spanish, English and French

Interested parties may submit proposals for participation in communication format and / or poster. Submission of proposals by February 15, 2013 via online form available at

Date of communication of the result of submission: March 1, 2013