1) CONNECTING A NATION  Productive Systems driven by the introduction of the railroad or another transportation means and communications, related to agroindustry, mining, steel industry, textiles, glass, shipyards, seaports, etc.  Rural and urban territorial configurations.  Foreign investment. A special call is made to all papers related to the introduction of transportation and communication means that propelled or had an impact on different productive systems, such as those related to agroindustry, mining, textiles, steel industries, glass manufacturing, shipyards and seaports. We are also expecting to receive works related to the relationship of these systems with rural and urban territorial configurations, their effects on a determined period of time, their evolution throughout the years, the management of an active context in which cultural and natural assets coexist, dissertations upon the modernization of a territory from a heritage conservation perspective. A third issue to deal with in this first thematic axis is foreign investment, understanding its role in the development of transportation and communication networks, its implementation strategies, projects or expectations, as well as the boom or failure of such initiatives. 2) HERITAGE LEGACY:  Tangible heritage: movable and immovable property.  Intangible heritage: knowledge, memory and practices.  Cultural landscapes.  Cultural tours. The aim is to characterize the tangible and intangible traces of communication and industrial systems in the physical and social environment, with the objective of enhancing the value of their assets, forming or reinforcing the identity of the resident community or the visitor, seeking to generate a collective conservationist conscience. This means that the remains of the industrial past must participate in contemporary societies in a sector of the economy that is not their original activity, be considered as unavoidable pieces for sustainable development either for educational, housing, tourism or cultural purposes, since their characteristics are not an obstacle but an added value for their historical-social trajectory and, the fact that they are buildings, structures or mechanisms with a unique character, contributes to diversify both the spaces for the society that owns them, and the possibilities for their reuse. It is important to typify the transport systems and their installations, as well as their heritage legacy that has left its mark on the territory and its inhabitants. To this end, papers are invited that deal with Tangible Heritage: movable and immovable; and Intangible Heritage: knowledge, memory and practices. Papers are expected to reflect on the effects of transportation and communication systems on the territory, its characteristics and qualities that together with the natural environment gave shape to a particular cultural landscape. Since the various communication and transportation systems created their own dynamics that transcended conventional boundaries, papers that address the cultural itineraries formed around the relationship between these systems and industrial activity, as well as those that exist around this specific heritage, will be welcome. 3) SOURCES FOR THE KNOWLEDGE OF TRANSPORTATION SYSTEMS:  Documentaries.  Graphics.  Audiovisuals.  Printed material.  Testimonials. Industrial development generates a documentary and testimonial heritage that over time becomes a source of information to learn about the historical development of the industrialization process in each region and its impact on the economy, society and culture of the people. The information contained in these sources becomes the main support for projects of study, restoration, rehabilitation and conditioning of industrial sites. The objective in this case is to publicize new information banks (documentary, graphic, testimonial, printed and audiovisual archives) and to encourage their protection as one of the most important elements for the identification and study of industrial heritage.
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