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Steven Walton


Associate Professor of History
Michigan Technological University
Participates in 1 Session

Steven Walton is an associate professor of history in the Industrial Heritage and Archaeology (IHA) program at Michigan Tech University, and identifies primarily as a historian of technology, which along with material culture are the topics he has taught in the IHA graduate program. His recent publications include articles on the iron ore washing industry in nineteenth-century Pennsylvania (for which he won the 2019 SIA Vogel Prize); the display of captured World War I trophies in America; “arsenal zones” of military-industrial production (early modern); and cannon foundries in the Early American Republic. He co-edited the diary of an artist and architect in antebellum America and wrote two essays (with Tim Scarlett) on “Technology” in Bloomsbury’s Cultural History of Objects series; and with his colleagues at Michigan Tech, the Historic Resource Survey and Archaeological Overview & Assessment for the Pullman National Historical Landmark in Chicago for the NPS. He is also the editor of the journal IA and the SIA executive secretary, and has been editor or co-editor of 8 edited collections on various topics.

Kyle Parker-McGlynn is working on his dissertation, which centers on digital industrial heritage and the role of augmented reality (AR) at industrial heritage sites, in the industrial Heritage and Archaeology program at Michigan Tech University. He has a background in geography and archaeology, as well as digital game design.


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Sessions in which Steven Walton participates

Wednesday 31 August, 2022

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Sessions in which Steven Walton attends

Tuesday 30 August, 2022

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Thursday 1 September, 2022

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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-...