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Mark Watson

Deputy Head of Industrial Heritage
Historic Environment Scotland
Participates in 2 items

Born in Dundee, Scotland, Mark took degrees in History (Oxford) and Industrial Archaeology in Ironbridge (Birmingham), worked in museums and then joined what is now Historic Environment Scotland, managing change to historic buildings and conservation areas across Scotland. He wrote the nomination for New Lanark’s inclusion in the UNESCO World Heritage List (inscribed 2001) and part of that for the Forth Bridge (2015). He has provided ICOMOS desk reviews of World Heritage nominations and carried out one field assessment. In at the start of two Europa Nostra award-winning projects, (Knockando and Stanley Mills in Scotland) he is currently the UK national rep for The International Committee for the Conservation of the Industrial Heritage (TICCIH) and researches textile mill history, architecture, adaptive re-use and industrial heritage. He is collaborating on the TICCIH global thematic study on Textile Industries. "The Heritage of the Textile Industry" by Heike Oevermann, Bartosz M Walczak and Mark Watson (2022), available online: http://repozytorium.p.lodz.pl/handle/11652/4237

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Sessions in which Mark Watson participates

Thursday 1 September, 2022

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Friday 2 September, 2022

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Sessions in which Mark Watson attends

Sunday 28 August, 2022

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5:00 PM
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM | 2 hours

Tuesday 30 August, 2022

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Wednesday 31 August, 2022

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3:15 PM
3:15 PM - 5:00 PM | 1 hour 45 minutes

This tour offers an excursion on a privatized deck of Montreal's bateau-mouche; a playful guided tour that takes in some of the city's industrial landmarks from the St. Lawrence River.The tour is priced to cover additional costs; the fee includes access to the bateau-mouche, the tour and a drink.Departure will be on foot from the conference venue; boarding is at 3:45 p.m. at the l...

5:30 PM
5:30 PM - 7:00 PM | 1 hour 30 minutes

In this lecture, I would like to talk about deindustrialised communities, heritage and memory in the context of right-wing populism. Drawing on studies of memory and heritage, I argue that right-wing populists have cornered the market on talking about the past of deindustrialised communities. They have successfully misrepresented this rich and complex history to fuel rage, resentment, fear and reactionary nostalgia. Indeed, ‘the past’, and in particular the industr...

Thursday 1 September, 2022

Time Zone: (GMT-05:00) Eastern Time (US & Canada)

Friday 2 September, 2022

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3:30 PM
3:30 PM - 5:00 PM | 1 hour 30 minutes

In the refusal of people in communities abandoned by industrial capital to abandon their own places, we can read an implicit critique of the mobility and unaccountability of capital, raised by those who were once inside (however tenuously or uncomfortably) and now find themselves marginalized, “left behind.” The desire to catch up again, whether through attracting new investment or transvaluing abandoned sites as tourist attractions, makes this an essentially conservative critique that is ...