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Michael Pearson

International Polar Heritage Committee (ICOMOS)

Sessions in which Michael Pearson attends

Sunday 28 August, 2022

Time Zone: (GMT-05:00) Eastern Time (US & Canada)
10:30 AM
10:30 AM - 12:30 PM | 2 hours

Explore the banks of the Lachine Canal, the cradle of industry in Canada. Benefiting from access to hydraulic power, maritime and rail transport, large numbers of industrial facilities were built along its length. Thousands of Montrealers have lived and worked there. The banks of the canal are now a linear park, and the site of many residential developments.A walking tour designed and guided by Heritage Montréal. The visit will be in French and will...

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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
7:30 PM
7:30 PM - 8:30 PM | 1 hour

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)
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)
12:30 PM
12:30 PM - 1:30 PM | 1 hour

Meet the authors Heike Oevermann and Mark Watson, who together with Bartosz Walczak completed the TICCCIH comparative thematic study: “The Heritage of the Textile Industry” (Lodz, 2022),It may be downloaded free here: The Heritage of the Textile Industry (lodz.pl) or

Friday 2 September, 2022

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