Articles selection #1: March-April 2019

First post for a new series related to mining history: Article Selection.
Every two months a selection of articles by LIM to keep yu updated about the latest news in mining history world.

Keep informed to be innovative.


Main theme of the #1

Jeroen Cuvelier “Mining in comparative perspective: Trends, transformations and theories “, The Extractive Industries and Society, march 2019.

Kristina Söderholm and Roine Viklund “Policy and Business Efforts for the Reduced Impact of Mining on Nature: When Historical Studies Have Something to Offer Policy Makers.” Technology and Culture 60, no. 1 (2019): 192-218.

And from the past:

David Fox, “Comparative Mining History” Area, vol. 22, no. 1, 1990, pp. 81–83. 

Brian Peterson, “Methodological Approaches to Comparative Mining History”, International Labor and Working-Class History, No. 9 (May, 1976), pp. 3-6.

New interesting articles of the month:

📚General Histories:

Samantha Fox, “History, Violence, and the Emergence of Guatemala’s Mining Sector” Environmental Sociology, 2015, Vol. 1, No. 3, pp. 152 – 165 . online since march 2019

🏛Ancient times:

Jesus P.S, “Comments on the Antiquity of Mining Rocks and Minerals” In: Pirajno F., Ünlü T., Dönmez C., Şahin M. (eds) Mineral Resources of Turkey. Modern Approaches in Solid Earth Sciences, vol 16, 2019, online

Health and social issues:

[in russian] Vasina TA, “The organization of medical care in the mining and smelting okrugs of the Kama Vyatka region in the pre-reform period (end of XVIII-first half of XIX centuries)” Probl Sotsialnoi Gig Zdravookhranenniiai Istor Med. n. 2, 2019, pp. 204-209 .

Abalakov A.D. “Technogenic Impact of Mining Industry on Natural and Social Spheres in Areas of Passage of Economic Corridors “China–Mongolia–Russia” Advances in Social Science, Education and Humanities Research (ASSEHR), volume 312 , online.

🤝 Mining communities:

Bejamin Rubbers, “Mining towns, enclaves and spaces: A genealogy of worker camps in the Congolese copperbelt”, Geoforum, Volume 98, January 2019, pp. 88-96.

Labour and techniques:

[in french] Francesca Sanna, “Les travaux sur la fatigue humaine à l’épreuve du terrain.”, e-Phaïstos [En ligne], VII-1, 2019.

💡 Cultural studies:

Hennadii Haiko, Pavlo Saik, Vasyl Lozynskyi, “The Philosophy of Mining: Historical Aspect and Future ProspectPHILOSOPHY AND COSMOLOGY-FILOSOFIYA I KOSMOLOGIYA, 2019, vol. 22, p. 76-90.

Marion Fontaine “From Myth to Stigma? The Political Uses of Mining Identity in the North of France”, Studies in Working-Class History of the Americas, Volume 16, Number 1, March 2019, pp. 65-80


Piotr Langer, “”POST-MINING REALITY” in Western Europe: Selected Collieries in Belgium and France Following Discontinuation of Coal Mining”, IOP Conference Series: Materials Science and Engineering, Volume 471, Session 10, online

SÁENZ DE TEJADA GRANADOS, Carlota, VAN DER HORST, Dan. “Tabula non-rasa: go-along interviews and memory mapping in a post-mining landscape designated for urban expansion.” Landscape Research, online 2019

Sources and archives:

[in italian] Luca Tedesco (ed.) “FONTI E DOCUMENTI / Frammenti di storia del lavoro nelle miniere sarde: tra archivi e memoria”, Storicamente, Vol. 14 / 2018 online

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