4th East-West Workshop on Industrial Archaeology

The latest in the Association for Industrial Archaeology’s joint international seminar series takes place online on 27th May. The East-West series of workshops aims to exchange ideas and knowledge among Western and Eastern colleagues to build a more international and diverse industrial archaeology. The activity is organised jointly by the Institute for Cultural Heritage and History of Science & Technology (USTB, China), and the UK Association for Industrial Archaeology together with its Young Members Board.

From underground to outer space, from the 14th to the 21st century, the 4th E-W Workshop on Industrial Archaeology explores the interlinkages of archaeology, technology, science and industry with cases from Australia, Asia, Europe and the Universe! This edition of the workshop revisits the original focus of industrial archaeology on the research and conservation of technology, which is expanded and revised with new geographies, chronologies, methodologies and questions.

The speakers will be:

Alice GORMAN (Flinders University, Australia): Beyond the rocket: the archaeological study of space technology.

Shujing FENG (National Academy of Innovation Strategy & Tsinghua University, China): Wenzhou Alum Mine from the perspective of the archaeology of technology.

Geoffrey WALLIS (GW Conservation/Dorothea Restorations & AIA, UK): Developments in practical engineering conservation. The works of Dorothea Restorations Ltd.

Register for the event here: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/4th-east-west-workshop-on-industrial-archaeology-tickets-608294634627

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