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NELH Tuesday Meeting: Jake Milner, The ‘Silicon Valley’ of The Green Industrial Revolution. But at what cost? An Oral History of Industrial and Energy Transition on Teesside

May 14 @ 19:00 - 20:30

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Meeting ID: 835 1917 5419

Passcode: 382599

My realm of study is the transition from a ‘steel culture’ on Teesside to a ‘Green energy’ culture. Essentially I aim to trace: 

  • The disintegration of a steel culture of Teesside (related to the way deindustrialisation on Teesside is perceived to have been unjust by the local community)
  • The extent to which historical regeneration (the Teesside Development Corporation, for example) either perpetuated or reduced this sense of injustice
  • Community reactions to the eventual closure of the Steelworks and the related save our steel campaign
  • The regeneration of the former steelworks site & the transition to the green economy
  • The destruction of the Doorman Long building and industrial heritage.

I am currently in the process of data collection, so it is not complete, however I’d be honoured to share my ideas and any preliminary findings and receive any sort of feedback.

Jake is studying for a PhD in History at Teesside University.



May 14
19:00 - 20:30