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Mathilde Macaux

Teachning Assistant/PhD Student, Department of History of Art and Archaeology
University of Namur (UNamur)
Participates in 1 Session

Mathilde Macaux is a fifth-year PhD student and teaching assistant at the History of Art and Archaeology Department of Namur University. Since 2017, she is conducting a doctoral research that investigates the adaptive reuse of rural monastic sites in Belgium in the 19th and 20th centuries with a particular focus on sites that have been converted into industrial facilities. She takes a multidisciplinary approach that encompasses the fields of history, history of architecture, archaeology and geography (Historical-GIS). She has recently been involved in an archeological, architectural and historical operation financed by the Walloon Heritage Agency (AWaP), led in the former Priory of Oignies (Aiseau-Presles, Hainaut). Within the frame of this mission, she was aiming to reconstruct the historical, architectural and landscape past of the site in the 19th and 20th centuries, when the Saint Mary of Oignies glass and chemical products factories occupied it. 

She defended her M.A. thesis, entitled “Study of historic gardens of Belgian Cistercian abbeys from the 12th century to the 18th century (…)” at the Catholic University of Louvain in 2014 ; thesis for which she was awarded the 2015 Walloon Heritage Institute Master Thesis Prize. Two years later, a paper related to her M.A. dissertation subject was issued (Bulletin de la Commission royale des Monuments, Sites et Fouilles). She has furthermore been member of the scientific, steering and editorial committee of Stone by Stone II international conference held in Namur/Dinant in December 2018, of which proceedings will be edited in autumn 2022. In 2020, she published a paper about the industrial reuse of the Abbey of Moulins (Anhée, Namur) (Bulletin de la Commission royale des Monuments, Sites et Fouilles). In 2021, she presented with supervisor Claudine Houbart a paper related to her thesis project at the European Architectural HIstory Network Thematic Conference "Architecture and Endurance" (Heritagization and Endurance: False Friends? The Case of ′′Industrial Abbeys′′ in Belgium). She also co-signed several articles related to the Priory of Oignies and wrote the paper "Reallocating for better governance: from abbey palace to employer's castle" (Congrès WAPI, in-press). She is member of national and international associations related to heritage protection and enhancement (International Council on Monuments and Sites (ICOMOS), Société archéologique de Namur (SAN), Les Amis de l'église Saint-Loup à Namur asbl (ASL), Floreffe Histoire, Culture et Tourisme asbl).

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Sessions in which Mathilde Macaux participates

miércoles 31 agosto, 2022

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Sessions in which Mathilde Macaux attends

domingo 28 agosto, 2022

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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

Join the conference organisers and TICCIH board members for a welcome cocktail and some festive words of introduction, in the former forge of the École technique de Montréal, founded in 1909, now part of the Université du Québec à Montréal campus.

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

miércoles 31 agosto, 2022

Zona horaria: (GMT-05:00) Eastern Time (US & Canada)
3:15 PM
3:15 PM - 5:00 PM | 1 hour 45 minutos

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...

jueves 1 septiembre, 2022

Zona horaria: (GMT-05:00) Eastern Time (US & Canada)
3:30 PM
3:30 PM - 5:30 PM | 2 hours

The South Central district is a former industrial and working-class neighbourhood with a rich and unique heritage. The visit will allow us to discover, among other things, the Macdonald Tobacco factory and the Raymond candy factory, the old workers' housing typical of the district, and the reuse of old buildings for cultural and community purposes. The activity will start at the Frontenac metro station and will end with a visit to the Écomusée du fier monde. Staff will be avail...

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viernes 2 septiembre, 2022

Zona horaria: (GMT-05:00) Eastern Time (US & Canada)
12:00 PM
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM | 1 hour
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 ...