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Monika Schott

Deakin University Australia
Participates in 1 Session

Dr Monika Schott is a writer, researcher and engagement specialist. Monika focuses her work on industrial communities and those that have been abjected, isolated and marginalised, to give voice to those that are not heard. She wrote the social history of Melbourne’s sewerage farm community in an avant-garde style of literary nonfiction, The faraway land of the house and two cows, and as a song, The faraway land. Her scholarship funded research in sewerage ghost towns in Australia and Europe gave new understandings on how these communities flourish in their abject margins and what happens once they disband. Monika was shortlisted in the Ada Cambridge Writing Prize, has several short stories published in anthologies and presents regularly at international forums. 

Monika is being funded to undertake research to uncover the history, personalities and science of the State Research Farm in Melbourne, Australia, in collaboration with the Wyndham Community Cultural Foundation. The past industrial site is of state heritage significance for scientific research and advancement of agricultural practices in Australia, and illustrates a change from European agricultural practices to practices specific to Australia's climate and conditions.

Sessions in which Monika Schott participates

Sessions in which Monika Schott attends

Sunday 28 August, 2022

Time Zone: (GMT-05:00) Eastern Time (US & Canada)
1:00 PM
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM | 2 hours
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5:00 PM
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM | 2 hours

Monday 29 August, 2022

Time Zone: (GMT-05:00) Eastern Time (US & Canada)
5:30 PM
5:30 PM - 7:00 PM | 1 hour 30 minutes

Si la vallée du canal de Lachine a été le berceau de l’industrialisation canadienne, la géographie industrielle métropolitaine ne s’y est pas confinée, peu s’en faut, Outre les grandes concentrations d’entreprises des quartiers centraux, elle est constituée des réseaux infrastructuraux, d’une douzaine de centrales hydroélectriques et des ensembles manufacturiers disséminés dans une quinzaine de petites villes aujourd’hui intégrées dans l’aire métropolitaine. La conférence proposera un surv...

Gérard Beaudet

Keynote speaker

Tuesday 30 August, 2022

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

Wednesday 31 August, 2022

Time Zone: (GMT-05:00) Eastern Time (US & Canada)
7:00 AM
7:00 AM - 8:30 AM | 1 hour 30 minutes

Visit of the permanent exhibition : À cœur de jour, grandeurs et misères d'un quartier populaire, which traces the history of one of the oldest industrial and working-class neighborhoods in Montreal. Discovery of the old Généreux bathhouse, a building that recalls a time when most working-class dwellings had neither bath nor shower. Presentation of some elements of the neighborhood's heritage on the way between UQAM and the Écomusée.The visit will be guided in French by René Binette...

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)
7:00 AM
7:00 AM - 8:30 AM | 1 hour 30 minutes

From its construction to its restoration, immerse yourself in the now and then of this key Canadian industrial heritage site. A country’s central maritime route, a major inland port, the Canadian Lowell (using hydraulic power), the cradle of industrialization, Smokey Valley (using steam), a manufacturing hotspot, the Lachine Canal is all of this and more. For it is also a national historic site, for which

11:00 AM
11:00 AM - 12:30 PM | 1 hour 30 minutes

The use of industrial heritage is a profoundly important factor in the process of creating a sustainable economic, social, and political future for many communities occupying industrial heritage landscapes. More than ever we recognize the need for such communities to be capable of shaping and expressing their heritage in different forms in the context of current events and issues, and in doing so to inform both contemporary decision-making as well as the way their industrial heritage is re...

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

This lecture will argue that the landscapes of industrial heritage that can be found in different parts of the world are directly related to the place-specific trajectories of deindustrialization. In other words: the different ways in which deindustrialization impacts on local communities has a direct bearing on the emergence of forms of industrial heritage. I will differentialte between deindustrialization paths and related industrial heritage regimes in a) Anglo-...

Friday 2 September, 2022

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

6:30 PM
6:30 PM - 9:30 PM | 3 hours

Come and share the good times of the congress and celebrate your scientific and professional discoveries in a former fruit jam factory, Usine C, built in 1913 and transformed at the end of the 1970s into a place for creation and dissemination.Discover Montreal's gastronomy thanks to an exceptional caterer. Learn about Montreal's musical heritage and the history of the industrial district that brought it to life. Then hear and experience Quebec's musical tradition as you are carried ...