Walking a Revolution: Exploring Manchester’s Industrial Archaeology

The last ten days of October has become the home of the annual Manchester Science Festival. This ninth year was organised by the Museum of Science and Industry, Manchester, with support from a variety of partners, and the University of Salford contributed its largest set of events to date. As part of that contribution I…

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What’s the Point of Recording 20th Century Industrial Archaeology?

Conferences are one of the ways in which archaeology refreshes itself, through presenting new work, challenging orthodoxy and making new linkages between data and colleagues. This year’s Association for Industrial Archaeology (AIA) research seminar, part of the Association’s annual conference, had the theme of ‘Archaeological Work on 20th Century Industrial Sites’. 1 All the speakers…