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Dr Miles Oglethorpe

President of TICCIH
TICCIH
Participates in 10 items

Miles Oglethorpe was elected onto the Board of the International Committee for the Conservation of the Industrial Heritage (TICCIH) in Russia in 2003, and at its last congress in Santiago, Chile in 2018, became TICCIH President. He is also Head of Industrial Heritage at Historic Environment Scotland, the national body responsible for the built heritage in Scotland.

A graduate of Durham University, he completed his PhD in Geography at the University of Glasgow, subsequently moving to Strathclyde University’s Scottish Industrial Archaeology Survey Unit in 1983.  In 1985 he joined the Royal Commission on the Ancient and Historical Monuments of Scotland in Edinburgh, from where he moved to the Scottish Government heritage agency, Historic Scotland, in 2007.  He has since fulfilled a number of key roles there, including Head of Education, Outreach and Publications, Deputy Chief Inspector, and Head of Policy.  

Further afield, he has worked with international partners on industrial heritage, notably in Norway and Japan, and most recently led the team responsible for preparing the successful World Heritage nomination for the Forth Bridge (inscribed in 2015). In addition, he works with UNESCO advisors, the International Council on Monuments and Sites (ICOMOS) on World Heritage issues, and is assisting with the development of a new tourism destination in Scotland, focused on the Forth Bridges. 

He has edited, authored and co-authored a number of books and papers relating to industrial heritage, and energy in particular.  Of these, his book, Scottish Collieries: An Inventory of the Scottish Coal Industry in the Nationalised Era (2006) is the most significant, containing the fruits of many years’ work on Scotland’s coal industry. He also jointly founded Capturing the Energy, an initiative established by the University of Aberdeen, Oil & Gas UK, TOTAL and other partners which is emulating the work of Norwegian colleagues in attempting to ensure the achievements of the UK’s offshore oil and gas industries are properly recorded and recognised. In addition, he contributes to post-graduate programmes in the Universities of Edinburgh and Glasgow.

Sessions in which Dr Miles Oglethorpe participates

lunes 29 agosto, 2022

Zona horaria: (GMT-05:00) Eastern Time (US & Canada)
9:30 AM
9:30 AM - 10:00 AM | 30 minutos

martes 30 agosto, 2022

Zona horaria: (GMT-05:00) Eastern Time (US & Canada)
11:30 AM

jueves 1 septiembre, 2022

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viernes 2 septiembre, 2022

Zona horaria: (GMT-05:00) Eastern Time (US & Canada)
9:00 AM

Sessions in which Dr Miles Oglethorpe attends

domingo 28 agosto, 2022

Zona horaria: (GMT-05:00) Eastern Time (US & Canada)
5:00 PM
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM | 2 hours

lunes 29 agosto, 2022

Zona horaria: (GMT-05:00) Eastern Time (US & Canada)
5:30 PM
5:30 PM - 7:00 PM | 1 hour 30 minutos

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

martes 30 agosto, 2022

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miércoles 31 agosto, 2022

Zona horaria: (GMT-05:00) Eastern Time (US & Canada)
5:30 PM
5:30 PM - 7:00 PM | 1 hour 30 minutos

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...

jueves 1 septiembre, 2022

Zona horaria: (GMT-05:00) Eastern Time (US & Canada)
11:00 AM
11:00 AM - 12:30 PM | 1 hour 30 minutos

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 minutos

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-...

viernes 2 septiembre, 2022

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

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 ...