European Rust Belts. West-East Comparisons – and Beyond

European Rust Belts. West-East Comparisons – and Beyond

Leibniz-Institut für Ost- und Südosteuropaforschung (IOS)
Leibniz-Institut für Ost- und Südosteuropaforschung (IOS)
Leibniz-Institut für Ost- und Südosteuropaforschung (IOS)
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02.09.2021 - 03.09.2021
Petra Preß, Veranstaltungen, Leibniz-Institut für Ost- und Südosteuropaforschung

Internationale Tagung. Organisiert vom Institut für Zeitgeschichte München-Berlin (IfZ), Leibniz-Institut für Ost- und Südosteuropaforschung und dem Leibniz-Institut für Geschichte und Kultur des östlichen Europa (GWZO).

European Rust Belts. West-East Comparisons – and Beyond

Gefördert von der Deutschen Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG).


Thursday, September 2

9.00–10.30 Welcoming Remarks
Keynote Lecture by Philipp THER (University of Vienna)
Commentator: Sebastian VOIGT (Munich)

10.30–10.45 Coffee Break

10.45–12.45 Panel 1: The Many Fates of Heavy Industry

Stefan HOERDLER (Göttingen): A History of Decline? The Steel Industries in West Germany and the United States since the 1970s

Christoffer HOLM (Hanko): „You Are Tearing Down Our Grand Factory“. The experience of structural change, transformed space and lost progress after the shutdown of the steelworks in Hanko (Finland)

Laurent WARLOUZET (Munich/Paris): „Rust Belts on the Coast: the EEC Competition Policy's growing constraints on shipyards in the 1980s“

Łukasz TREMBACZOWSKI (Katowice): Half Way Rusted: Tentative Future for Upper Silesian Area as an Old Industrial Region

Commentator: Uwe MÜLLER (Leipzig)

12.45–13.45 Lunch Break

13.45–15.45 Panel 2: Working Class Experiences and Fragmentations

Chiara BONFIGLIOLI (Cork/Jena): Victims or Survivors? Textile Workers' Agency and Industrial Heritage in Croatia

Tibor VALUCH (Budapest): The Altering World of Work in Hungary and East Central Europe Before and After the 1989/90 Transition

Jeremy MORRIS (Aarhus): Working-Class Life Strategies in the Russian Margins

Mikhail CHERNYSH (Moscow): Working Class as a Loser of the Neoliberal Reforms: the Russian Experience

Commentator: Sabine RUTAR (Regensburg)

15.45–16.15 Coffee Break

16.15–18.15 Panel 3 Post-industrial urban revivals?

Patrick R. IRELAND (Chicago): Diamonds in the Rust? Evaluating Seemingly Successful Economic/Industrial Transformation in Four Medium-Sized Midwestern US Cities

Erika NAGY/Melinda MIHÁLY (Budapest): Form lock-in to dependent reindustrialization – The limits of municipal agency in two ‘model towns’ of (semi)peripheral industrialization in NW Hungary

Johannes KRICKL (Duisburg-Essen): Duisburg and the New Silk Road: Scripting Post-Industrial Success in a Post-Cold War World

Commentator: Anna Steigemann (Regensburg, tbc.)

Friday, September 3

9.00–10.30 Panel 4: The Struggle for Survival or the Calm before the Storm? Reactions to the Crisis of the 1970s in East and West

Aleksandar SHIVAROV (Varna): Sprat Yet Fish: Bulgarian Adjustment Efforts amidst Economic Turbulences in the 1970s

Jörg ARNOLD (Nottingham): Deindustrialization, Not Decline? New approaches to the study of the crisis decades in the United Kingdom

Adelina STEFAN (Florence): The Snowballing of Globalization: International Tourism and Economic Crisis in Socialist Romania in the Long 1970s

Commentator: Maurice COTTIER (Bern)

10.30–11.00 Coffee Break

11.00–12.30 Panel 5: Post-Industrial Memoryscapes

Eleni KYRAMARGIOU (Athens): From Factory to Park: A Story of Grassroots Re-Appropriation of an Industrial Space

Bruno de CORTE (Antwerp): The End of Coal Mining and the Start of Heritage Strategies: A Comparison of Belgium, the Netherlands, and Poland

Tanja PETROVIĆ (Ljubljana): Industrial Heritages and Workers’ Memories in the former Yugoslavia

Commentator: Ulf BRUNNBAUER (Regensburg)

12.30–13.30 Lunch Break

13.30–15.00 Panel 6: Transformations of Industrial regions

Karl LAUSCHKE (Bochum): Regulating the Crisis of the German Steel Industry: The Different Trajectories of the Ruhr Area, Saarland, and Bremen

Lachlan MACKINNON (Sydney): Ending the Industrial State: The Rise and Fall of the Cape Breton Development Corporation, 1966–2001

Richard BACHMANN/Friedrich OPITZ (Ann Arbor, MA/Dresden): Clearing the Path for Populism? Comparing the History and the Outcomes of the Political Economy Transformation in Ohio and Saxony

Commentator: Max TRECKER (Berlin)

15.00–15.30 Coffee Break

15.30–16.30 Concluding Discussion

Inputs/summaries by Ulf BRUNNBAUER, Sebastian VOIGT, Max TRECKER

NOTE: Talks marked blue will be given remotely