LiM-WG Newsletter n.4 : March 2022

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We warmly welcome you to LiM’s Fourth Newsletter. For those of you who have recently joined the group, this is a periodical update on the activities of the WG and the most relevant events, publications, and conferences selected by the coordinators on the field of mining history.

There are some news we would like to share with you at this point:

  • We are actively working to publish a selection of papers discussed in the 3rd ELHN 2019 Conference in Amsterdam. Our request for a Special Issue to AREAS-Revista Internacional de ciencias sociales, was accepted. We are working on the papers to be published in June 2022.
  • LiM and other WGs of the ELHN network are organising a interdisciplinary conference on “Future of deindustrialization” that will take place in October 2022 in Bologna (Italy). You find the CFP here. LiM members are highly invited to send their proposals. The deadline is March 31.

New members

We welcome:

Victor Seow, Assistant Professor in History of Science at Harvard University,  specialized in China and Japan in the long twentieth century and in histories of energy and work. He recently published: Carbon Technocracy: Energy Regimes in Modern East Asia (Chicago, 2022). 

Blog updates 

Interview with Duncan Money, author of “White Mineworkers on Zambia’s Copperbelt”

LiM had the pleasure to interview Duncan Money, historian and lecturer at Leiden University and researcher at African Studies Center, about his new book ‘White Mineworkers on Zambia’s Copperbelt, 1926-1974: In a Class of Their Own‘. Focused on the history of the African mining industry from a global perspective, Dr Money investigates the very complex issues of class, race and labour in the context of the Copperbelt.

Find the complete interview here .

More interviews will come up in the next months! 


The Young Mining Historians Corner – new issues !

The Young Mining Historians’ Corner seeks contribution from early career researchers whose work intersects with mining history broadly constructed. Four issues have been already published: 

#1: Opening 

#2: Junior mining occupations in 19th century British coalfields by G. Solomon

#3: Food in mining : some notes from Mediterranean cases by F. Sanna

#4: Mines in Northern Greece, 1912-1940 (PhD Thesis) by D. Iordanidou

CFP: The series is open to accept contributions from WG members and external ECRs. If you are interested in participating, do not hesitate to write lo You find all the infos here 

Article’s Selection

Latest issues:

#10: Autumn 2021 

#11: Winter 2021 

#12: Spring 2022 

Books’ Selection 2022 : Suggestions !

Books’ selection is our annual list of interesting books published in the previous year, related to Mining History and similar disciplines. Discover the selection of Books about mining history published in 2020-2021 !

Some interesting books have already been published in 2022. Find our selection in the blog “Publication” section.

> Authors are invited to notify their publications in order to be highlighted.

Database of databases in mining history

New entries: 

  • Mapa de Conflictos Ambientales Mineros en Andalucía y Portugal: Interactive map about environmental conflicts in Andalusia (Spain) and Portugal.
  • UCT’s Digital Collections : series of personal portraits of people working at mines across South Africa taken by photographer Graeme Williams in 2003.
  • GoIndustrial : open access views of scottish museums’ collections (including geological maps, objects and other materials related to mining history and heritage)
  • Il lavoro e la memoria” project: collection of interviews to Sardinian mineworkers.
  • Many photos of mining sites from Italian Geographic society (Albiania, Georgia, South Africa, Sweden) Here below a view of the panopticon compound for African miners in Kimberley (182/69) from Collezione Pasi (1909-1911)

> Discover the complete database here





Call for Papers

Future of deindustrializationOctober 2022, Bologna, Deadline April 4.

Labour and Working Class Studies – 14th ESSHC -Gothenburg, Sweden – April 12-15, 2023, Deadline April 15.

Grants and Prizes

LHR postgraduate essay prize 2022 (deadline 31 march 2022)

Nuncius 1st Essay Award 2022 (deadline 30 April 2022)

Mining history Agenda

Go to the complete agenda  

Coming soon



Remember this day

On the 10th of March 1906 the deadliest mining disaster in Europe occurred in Courrières (North of France). A firedamp explosion killed 1099 mineworkers and devastated many pits of Courrières Mine. We propose a short bibliography (in English) to recall the event.  


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The LiM-WG wishes you a good research until the next Newsletter!

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