ELHN Amsterdam 2019 – Selected Proposals – Labour Conditions in Mining Towns in History

Announcing our CFP “Living Conditions in Mining Towns in History” in May 2018 we did not even imagine to receive that large amount of proposals we actually received in September. We were a brand new Working Group, born inside the European Labour History Network, but we have grown fast, receiving lot of enthousiasm and support from mining historians and researchers all over the world.

So, the day after the deadline, we realized to have received 24 proposals. We were so pleased, surprised, but also worried at the same time: we were going to face a very very hard challenge of selection. 

All the proposals had wonderful stories to tell, but finally a choice had to be made and we are now glad to release the final list of accepted papers for our session:

“Living Conditions in Mining Towns in History”

that will take place in Septembre 2019 during the 3rd ELHN Conference in Amsterdam:

(in alphabetic order)

David Baillargeon (University of Nottingham), Mining the Town: Race, Labor Migration, and Sanitation in British Southeast Asia, 1910-1930.

Roger Burt (University of Exeter), The role of fraternities and benevolent societies in the creation of social capital in western mining communities during the second half of the nineteenth century.

Lloyd Carpenter (Lincoln University, New Zealand), Vernacular comfort: Miners’ homes and mining towns in the goldfields of Otago, New Zealand.

Keith Gildart (University of Wolverhampton), Andrew Perchard (University of Stirling), Grace Millar and Ben Curtis (both University of Wolverhampton), On Behalf of the People: Revisiting the History of the Nationalised British Coal Industry, 1947–1994.

Antonio Escudero Gutiérrez (Universidad de Alicante), José Joaquín García Gómez (University of Almería), Ángel Pascual Martínez Soto (Universidad de Murcia), Urban Penalty: The case of a Spanish mining town. La Unión (1870 – 1913).       

Gabriele Marcon (European University Institute), Ιmmigrant labour in two 16th century Italian mining districts.

Hannah Elizabeth Martin (Northumbria University at Newcastle), Overcoming spaces of class inhibition: Agency and activism from below in communities of the East Durham Coalfield, 1820-1850.

Hayri Gökşin Özkoray (Collège de France), Living conditions and workforce at the copper mines of Küre in Ottoman Kastamonu (16th-18th c.).

David Selway (Cardiff University), ‘Mining is Dead’ – Time and the end of work in the South Wales coalfield, 1921-1945.

Božidar Zarković (Kosovska Mitrovica), Mining Market-places – Representatives of the Urban Development of the Medieval Serbia.



We will soon publish the proposals’ abstracts, according to authors’ wish. So come back here to know more about our speakers!


And finally we have to thank all of you, researchers, who sent us a proposal.

Keep on following us, we will not forget your contribution.




See you all in Amsterdam in September 2019.

Cite this blog post
LIM COORDINATORS (2018, November 2). ELHN Amsterdam 2019 – Selected Proposals – Labour Conditions in Mining Towns in History. Labour In Mining. Retrieved May 21, 2024, from https://doi.org/10.58079/qwbg

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