“Taking off against the wind”: RESILIENCE - How industrial heritage sites accepted the pandemic challenge and survived the crisis
European Route of Industrial Heritage (ERIH) 17th Annual Conference 2021 and Call for Papers
The ERIH Annual Conference has been held every year since 2005. Participants include experts from industrial heritage sites museums, tourism organisations, monument protection, public authorities, agencies and academia. The conference language is English. The topic of this year’s conference is “Resilience”. The event will explore how industrial heritage sites have survived the Covid-19 pandemic and developed interesting and imaginative ideas for ongoing development in a post-pandemic world.
Conference Venue and date: At present, it is proposed that, subject to Covid restrictions, the conference will be held on Thursday 7th October 2021 as a hybrid event; in-person at the ERIH Anchor Point, Museum of Industry, Ghent, Belgium and online. A decision on whether the in-person part of the event will be able to take place will be taken by end of August 2021.
Call for Papers: Resilience is defined as “being able to recover quickly from difficulty or distress”. This year’s conference provides a timely opportunity to share experience on how sites and attractions are recovering from the impact of Covid and extended periods of closure. The conference will also explore ways to mitigate against wider and long-term impacts on the protection and promotion of our industrial heritage. ERIH are calling for papers on how sites can successfully rise to the challenge of the “new normal” with imaginative and effective responses which can provide inspiration for all concerned with the future of the heritage sector.
The closing date for submission of papers is Monday 19th July 2021. For more information see here.