Welcome to histalu.orgThe site for the history of aluminium


As part of its mission to promote research and heritage related to aluminium, the IHA conducts an active publication policy.

The IHA employs different methods that vary according to project:

  • it supports the publication of quality academic work,
  • it oversees the design work for publication, for which it supervises writing and editing,
  • it leads editorial projects in response to commissions from companies or institutions.

The IHA has worked and is working with many publishers:Armand Colin, les Editions de l’Atelier, CNRS-Editions, Economica, Gallimard, les Editions du Mécène, les Presses Universitaires de Grenoble, REF.2C, les Presses de l’Université Paris-Sorbonne, etc.

Among the publications supported or supervised by the IHA

Works that aim to make the general public aware of aluminium, its history and its heritage:

Academic work, often from doctoral theses, that delves into an aspect of the aluminum industry:




Monographs that capture the life of a factory, a research laboratory:




Books resulting from the work carried out by former aluminum professionals within IHA commissions and working groups, often centered on the history of aluminum production and transformation techniques :