LiM WG Newsletter 6

Newsletter #6 – October 2022

Dear members of the Labour in Mining – Working Group. 

We warmly welcome you to LiM’s Sixth Newsletter. 

For those of you who have recently joined the group, this is a monthly update on the activities of the WG and the most relevant events, publications, and conferences in the field of mining history selected by the coordinators.

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. The Special Issue in AREAS-Revista Internacional de ciencias sociales will be published in November.
  • The  International Conference on “ Futures in History of deindustrialization” took place  in Bologna (Italy) on October 13-15, 2002. LiM Coordinator Francesca Sanna was there as representative of LIM in the scientific committee. The publication of conference papers is planned for fall 2023.


New members

The most valuable resources of this network are its members. We would like to welcome those who have recently joined LiM:

Anna Batzeli, Postdoc Researcher at Aristotle University of Thessaloniki. Her research covers the economic and social history of Eastern Europe with special focus on issues related to gender and migration related to deindustrialization in mining areas.

Nikolaos Olma, Research Fellow / Wissenschaftliche Mitarbeiter, Leibniz-Zentrum Moderner Orient (ZMO). Specialised in environmental anthropology, Nikolaos is interested in the topics of toxicity and nuclearity. His work focuses on the deindustrialization of mining sites and post- mining communities in the former Soviet Union, particularly in Central Asia. 


New on the Blog 

Coming Soon

Some interesting contributions will soon be published:

  • Interview with Professor Victor Seow (Harvard University), author of “Carbon Technocracy. Energy Regimes in Modern East Asia (Chicago University Press, 2021” 

  • Report of the International Conference ““ Futures in History of Deindustrialization” took place  in Bologna (Italy) on October 13-15, 2022


The Young Mining Historians Corner – new issues!

The Young Mining Historians’ Corner offers early career research the possibility to share insights of their own research. Next issue is planned for November 2022.

Previous issues:

#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 

#5: A study of sound and voice during coal miners’ strikes, Northern France, (1833-1884) by A. Quièvre

#6: Organising musical practices in mining brass bands (1947-84) by M. Henry

CFP: The series is open to contributions from WG members and external ECRs. If you are interested in participating, contact us to

Article’s Selection

Every three months a selection of articles related to mining history and other disciplines.

Latest issue: #14: Autumn 2022

Do not hesitate to notify the publication of your articles!

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

Newly published:

Fernández Suárez, Guillermo, La minería del carbón en España: de la posguerra al siglo XXI (1939-2001),Fundación Alvargonzález, Gijon, 2022

Ivano dal Prete, On the Edge of Eternity. The Antiquity of the Earth in Mediaeval and Early Modern Europe , Oxford University Press, 2022

Database of databases in mining history

New entries: 

  • Hellenic Broadcasting Corporation (ERT) historical archives: List of documentaries on/or related to Lavrio Mines (see for example “Stones and Time”
  • Ηellenic Parliament digital library : Digitised collections of Greek newspapers, including two newspapers published in Lavrio Mining Site (

We thank Ms Anna Batezli for the interesting suggestions.

Discover the complete database here

News, Publications and Media

Webinars, Seminars, Conferences

Podcasts and Videos 

Online Resources

Find other media contents here


2023 ESEH Summer School: Climate in History, 17–20 August 2023, Aeschi bei Spiez (Canton of Bern, Switzerland), deadline October 31

The Politics of Industrial Closure, 22-24 June 2023 Cape Breton University, Nova Scotia, Canada, deadline Novembre 15

Workshop Extractive industries and postcolonial masculinities in the Asia Pacific, 1st December 2022, The Australian National University, deadline November 1st

Grants and Prizes

2023 Tallinn Dissertation Prize in European Environmental History, deadline December 31, 2022

Allan Nevins Prize in American Economic History, deadline May 31, 2023

Alexander Gerschenkron Prize in the economic history , deadline May 31, 2023


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


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