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.
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).
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:
#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 email@example.com. You find all the infos here
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
- 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
- Mining History of Andalusia radio episode by J. D. Perez Cebada et F. Talego (Sp)
- Workplace Matters Podcasts by The WG Workplaces: Pasts and Presents. Find more information about the WG Workplaces: Pasts and Presents here
- TODO COMENZÓ AYER. Podcast by Spanish economic History Association (21 episodes, on spotify)
- The Global race to mine the metal of the future, New York Times Podcast
- Collective Bibliography on Business History by Business History Conference over 1100 references to browse
Call for Papers
“Future of deindustrialization” October 2022, Bologna, Deadline April 4.
Grants and Prizes
LHR postgraduate essay prize 2022 (deadline 31 march 2022)
Nuncius 1st Essay Award 2022 (deadline 30 April 2022)
Mining history Agenda
- 31 March 2022: Online seminar (in spanish) Andrés Sánchez Picón: “Mining development (19th and 20th centuries): one more case of natural resources curse or institutional failure?”
- 23-27 May 2022: WORCK Training School “Rewriting Labour Histories: Perspectives from the Globe”, Warsaw, Poland
- 17-20 June 2022 NAMHO (National Association of Mining History Organizations) Conference, “Industrial Minerals“ North Yorkshire and Cleveland (UK)
- 22-24 June 2022 EBHA 2022 “Business under pressure: Historical lessons for the 2020s”
- 23-26 June 2022 Mining History Association Conference, Birmingham, Alabama
- 25-29 July 2022 19th World Economic History Congress, Paris (theme: resources), early bird registration open
- 18-25 september 2022 Australasian Mining History Association Conference, Burra, South Australia
- 29 September-1 October 2022 4th International Conference in Economic and Social History “Varieties of Capitalism in the Mediterranean (18th -20th c.)” Athens,(Panteion University and National Hellenic Research Foundation)
- 12-15 April 14th European Social Science History Conference (ESSHC) Gothenburg, Sweden
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.
The LiM-WG wishes you a good research until the next Newsletter!
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