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ANNUAL GREAT FALLS SYMPOSIUM
on the Industrial Archeology of the New York - New Jersey Area

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Saturday, October 26th, 10am-5pm
At the Rogers Locomotive Works Storage Building
32 Spruce St. in Paterson, in the Great Falls National Historical Park

CALL FOR PAPERS AND PRESENTATIONS
OPENINGS ARE AVAILABLE FOR SPEAKERS & SHORT FILMS

The Roebling Chapter of the Society for Industrial Archeology (RCSIA) has produced an annual Symposium on industrial archaeology and related topics within the NY-NJ metropolitan region since 1981. The Symposium has been hosted in Paterson's Great Falls National Historical Park since 2010 with the particular attraction of highlighting the new national park's ongoing development. The symposium brings together professionals and lay-people alike to share a day of papers and short films presented by many talented researchers and practitioners. Topics are wide ranging, but all presentations provide well-illustrated insight into aspects of our industrial past. The prestigious John Augustus Roebling Award for Outstanding Contributions to Industrial Archeology is presented at the symposium each year.

Please submit your recent research or project on Industrial Archaeology and related topics for presentation at the rehabiliated Rogers Locomotive Storage Building, 32 Spruce St. in Paterson, NJ in the Great Falls National Historical Park. Email your submission topic and synopsis to Gianfranco Archimede garchime@yahoo.com by Aug. 31st 2018.

Please include your contact information, title, a synopsis and a short bio for a 20-30 min. presentation. Scholarly research, book publications, field work, topics in history of technology, industrial heritage, historic preservation, threatened sites, curation efforts, historic archaeology and such related topics are welcome.

 


The Roebling Chapter of the Society for Industrial Archeology is a non-profit corporation promoting the study of the physical survivals of the technological and industrial past in our region. We encourage and sponsor recording field investigation, research, and the dissemination of information on all aspects of industrial archeology, history, preservation and adaptive reuse of industrial sites.

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