ERIH Conference 2017 Call for Papers

The Annual Conference takes place 20-22 September 2017 in Copenhagen

Topic of the Annual Conference is “Industrial Tourism: Linking the past with the present and future”.

Industrial tourism is generally regarded as falling into two areas, the promotion of past industry and visits to modern industrial premises. ERIH falls into the first category, presenting sites which evoke the great industries and society of the late 18th, 19th and 20th centuries. Although some ERIH sites, such as breweries, are still producing with updated methods they differ from organised visits to active industrial premises with modern production methods.

New technologies and international communication mean that traditional industries are increasingly seen as historic and obsolete, especially by the younger generation. How can we beneficially link the two strands of industrial tourism? How can the continuity of our European industrial heritage be presented to benefit present and future generations?

Call for papersPapers are invited (in English) to address these questions and present successful innovative practice showing the positive benefit of linking the presentation and promotion of industrial heritage with visits to modern industrial and technological enterprises. Examples which include commitment by the private sector in promoting industrial tourism and of educational benefits for young people would be particularly welcome.

Talks supported by power point presentations should last for no more than 20 minutes. A brief text (preferably of one page) should also be drafted before the conference for inclusion on the ERIH website immediately after the event. Please submit abstracts of about half a page, together with a brief CV to germany(at)erih.net the deadline for submissions is Friday 31st March 2017.

The selected speakers will be informed following the ERIH Board meeting on 7th April.

Call for Papers for download.