Michigan Technological University | Industrial Heritage and Archaeology Program
Michigan Tech’s scholars study the history and heritage of industry, including its roots, evolution, and the patchy decline of postindustrial places. At Michigan Tech, students in Industrial Archeology (MS) and Industrial Heritage (PhD) undertake interdisciplinary studies using the material remains and social memories of industrial workplaces, landscapes, and communities. Collaborative teams examine the social, political, and ecological construction of technological systems. Our community also critically examines the patrimony of industrial societies, considering how communities cope with the onset, effort, and consequences of industrial wealth production, as well as the policies and structures through which people manage heritage.