Explorations in the Preservation of Coal Mining Heritage Areas IV
During the Industrial Revolution coal was the most important energy source for both homes and industries. At the time, coal mining created strong regional industrial identities and mentalities, as well as industrial images and imaginaries in the eyes and minds of external observers. Such identities and ideas of coal would go on to shape industrial landscapes and communities.
The papers presented in this session investigate the social and economic changes that were triggered by transformations within the energy market and de-industrialization processes from international and comparative perspectives. Against this background the session will discuss strategies and concepts of (re)-valuation in former mining areas. The industrial heritage will be reconsidered in a broader sense, i.e. in the context of the specific post-industrial landscape and new cultural tourism.
- New cultural landscapes in East German lignite mining regions
- Speaker Torsten Meyer (Deutsches Bergbau-Museum Bochum (DBM)) | Speaker Michael Farrenkopf (Deutsches Bergbau-Museum Bochum (DBM))
- 20 minutes | 9:00 AM - 9:20 AM Part of: Explorations in the Preservation of Coal Mining Heritage Areas IV
- Black diamond heritage : a pacific region comparative study of coal mining preservation
- Speaker Dr. Barry L. Stiefel (College of Charleston)
- 20 minutes | 9:30 AM - 9:50 AM Part of: Explorations in the Preservation of Coal Mining Heritage Areas IV
- Post-colonialism, geo-politics and architectural heritage in Arctic coal mining towns
- Speaker Eric Nay (OCAD University)
- 20 minutes | 10:00 AM -10:20 AM Part of: Explorations in the Preservation of Coal Mining Heritage Areas IV