Mining History Association 2016 Annual Meeting

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Call for Papers
December 1, 2015
Colorado, United States
Subject Fields: 
Archaeology, Business History / Studies, Environmental History / Studies, Geography

Mining History Association 2016 Annual Meeting
Telluride, Colorado
June 9-11, with optional field trips June 9 and 12.

Call for Papers

The Mining History Association is an organization of individuals from the United States and other countries with a common interest in all aspects of mining history. Anyone interested in mining is welcome to participate in our annual conferences, which combine oral and visual presentations with regional and local tours at active or historic mining areas in the United States, Canada and Mexico.

In 2016 the Mining History Association will meet at the Peaks Resort and Spa in Telluride, Colorado, in the historic San Juan Mountains. The conference starts Thursday evening June 9 with sessions ending Saturday June 11. There will be field trips on Thursday June 9 and on Sunday June 12. Anyone planning on the June 9 field trip should arrive June 8. Full program details will be released in early 2016 by newsletter and on the MHA Website.  <>

For the meeting the Program Committee invites proposals for papers, presentations and panels on any aspect of mining history in any era or location around the world. Related fields may include science and technology, law and governance, labor and social history, industrial archaeology, business history, preservation, reclamation and environmental history. Given Telluride’s gold past, proposals on gold mining in the San Juans are especially encouraged.

Each proposal should be submitted by e-mail, and contain an abstract of no more than 500 words, along with a brief c.v. that includes the address, phone number and e-mail for each participant. If submitting an entire session, include an abstract that outlines the purpose of the session and lists names, addresses, phone numbers and emails of all participants. The Program Committee assumes all listed individuals in a session proposal agree to participate. Deadline for submissions is December 1, 2015.

Send proposals to Duane Smith <> with a copy (cc) to Bill Culver <>.

Contact Info: 

Brian Leech, Department of History, Augustana College, 639 38th St., Rock Island, IL 61201

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