Saturday, 12 May 2018

Brunner Guildhall, Winsford, Cheshire

Ecosal-UK is assisting A&A Fielding Ltd to produce a Viability Study for Winsford Town Council about the restoration and future use of Winsford's Brunner Guildhall.

The Guildhall was paid for by Sir John Brunner MP and presented to the Town Council in 1899.
It is a Grade 2 Listed Building and is a striking survival in town that has seen many changes since it was a major white salt producing town in mid-Cheshire. Winsford is still home to the major rock salt mine now operated by Compass Minerals.
More information can be found on the Winsford Town Council web site.

Thursday, 22 February 2018

3rd Congress on the Anthropology of Salt, Spain 2018

Andrew Fielding of Ecosal-UK has been invited to become a member of the Scientific Committee responsible for the organisation of the 3rd Congress on the Anthropology of Salt, 2018.

The 3rd Congress will be held in September at Les salines d'Añana, Spain.

Tuesday, 20 February 2018

Sels et Salinas

Sels et Salines de l'Europe Atlantique
edited by Loic Menanteau

Numerous authors from the partner organisations who participated in the EU funded project Ecosal-Atlantis from Portugal, Spain, France and the UK.
Chapters from the UK by Prof Mark Brisbane, Dr Mark Maltby and Roger Herbert from Bournemouth University; Andrew Fielding from A&A Fielding Ltd, David Cranstone from Cranstone Consulting and Ivan Day from Historic Foods.
500 pages (7 kilos)

Order from University of Rennes University Press

Monday, 1 January 2018

New Information Boards at Aveiro Salina

New information boards have been erected at Ecomuseu Marinha da Troncalhada, Aveiro, Portugal.
Ecosal-UK was pleased to have been asked to help with the English language translation.

Monday, 11 December 2017

“Salt: history, heritage and tourism” Arc-et-Senans (Doubs, France), 5 and 6 April 2018

CALL FOR POSTERS International symposium on Salt – Terra Salina 2018
“Salt: history, heritage and tourism” Arc-et-Senans (Doubs, France), 5 and 6 April 2018

Seven UNESCO World Heritage sites, five thermal towns and four salt-making sites (the Royal Saltworks of Arc-et-Senans, the Great Saltworks of Salins-les-Bains, the Bex Salt Mines Foundation and the Swiss Saltworks of Basel) are concerned by the project “Terra Salina: Salt heritage and economic development”.
As part of the project, an international symposium entitled “Salt: history, heritage and tourism” will be held at the Royal Saltworks of Arc-et-Senans the 5th and 6th of April 2018. It will focus on the manner in which cultural representations, workers’ memories, individual or collective initiatives, political choices and economic oppurtunities led to transfer and conversion models of salt heritage.

The long-terms objectives are: to federate participants of the european salt network, to update current scientific knowledge about the theme, and to increase the value of this knowledge thanks to the promotional tools for heritage and tourism of “Terra Salina”.

During these two days, PhD students and postdoctoral researchers are invited to present, as posters, research works entering into the symposium issue.

– email:
Posters proposal PhD students and postdoctoral researchers (graduated for less than 3 years) who would like to present a poster, need to fill in the enclosed form and send it before 15 January 2018 at the following address:
Proposals will be studied by the scientific committee of the symposium.
Annoucement/Publication Posters will be posted on the website after the validation of the scientific committee. Scientific committee members Philippe BARRAL, university lecturer at the university of Bourgogne Franche-Comté Isabelle SALLE, director of the center Culture & Heritage at the Royal Saltwoks of Arc-etSenans Christian SCHÜLE, historian Raphaël FAVEREAUX, researcher for the unit List of heritage sites of the Region BourgogneFranche-Comté Marina GASNIER, senior lecturer HDR – History of techniques and industrial heritage, university of Bourgogne Franche-Comté Katia HUESO, advisor at the university Pontificia Comillas in Madrid Olivier WELLER, CNRS reserach fellow – University Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne Organisation committee members Edina DZOGOVIC, european project manager EPCC the Royal Saltwoks of Arc-et-Senans Anaïs KOPF, in charge of the life of european projects EPCC the Royal Saltwoks of Arc-etSenans Isabelle MOURET, secretary-general of the MSHE Claude Nicolas Ledoux Lionel VIARD, cultural comanager, center Culture & Heritage at the Royal Saltwoks of Arc-etSenans