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Did you know? ...

that the first person in the world to build a textile factory was a former wigmaker?

In 1771 in the village of Cromford, not far from Nottingham, a British citizen and former wigmaker by the name of Richard Arkwright invented…
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Thomas Brassey (1805–70)

Thomas Brassey was the first civil engineering contractor to work on a European, or rather on a global scale. He had the ability to manage…
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ERIH STANDS IN SOLIDARITY WITH THE PEOPLE OF UKRAINE

Russia invaded Ukraine with its army and annexed regions of the country. Russia has thus positioned itself outside what constitutes our common European values and the basis of our European cooperation as a Cultural Route of the Council of Europe. We strongly disapprove the illegal unilateral attack, as well as the annexion, and hope that the people of Ukraine may soon live in peace again. In solidarity with Ukraine, we have removed the descriptions of all Russian sites presented on our website until further notice.

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News

| Industrial heritage sites win Europa Nostra Awards

This year, four applications involving industrial heritage sites have won European…  more

| 20th ERIH Annual Conference – Call for Papers now open

Topic: Environmental Sustainability - How to come from Buzzword to Action The ERIH…  more

| Already 1 June this year: the 15th INDUSTRIADA in Silesia, Poland

"15 years together" is the motto of this year's INDUSTRIADA, which will set Poland's…  more

| ExtraSchicht on 1 June: The Ruhr Metropolis culture festival

It's long been a top-class public attraction across the region: ExtraSchicht, a…  more

| WORK it OUT 2024: Season 7

8 September is the day again when ERIH will be turning dozens of its sites across…  more


This website was last updated on 14 June 2024