Michiganís Copper Country: History, People & Place
Presentation proposals are being sought for a two-day symposium, to be convened July 1-2, 2004, in Houghton, Michigan, to coincide with the Copper Country Homecoming and Old Settlers Ball. Sessions will be held on the campus of Michigan Technological University.
The conference intends to engage different types of historical researchers, from the local region and elsewhere, highlight their research and knowledge, and encourage an interchange of ideas on the history, people and places that have shaped Michiganís historic copper mining district.
Speakers are sought to examine aspects of the culture, heritage and history of Michiganís ďCopper Country,Ē a four-county region along the south shore of Lake Superior known for its native copper deposits and historic mining operations. The location of the symposium and larger weeklong events offer unique opportunities for an innovative program addressing the varying interests of attendees. Possible topics include archeology, labor, the environment, family and domestic issues, industry, technology, community, biography, ethnicity, architecture, Native America, and historic preservation.
Paper submissions should include a short presentation title, an abstract description of 200-250 words, and a current resume or biographical statement including telephone, mail and e-mail contact information.
Submissions must be postmarked by February 1, 2004, and must be sent to the address below.
Please feel free to forward this message to any colleagues and distribution lists that may share an interest in the history of Michiganís Copper Country.
For more information on the 2004 Copper Country Homecoming and Old Setters Ball, please visit our website or contact the Keweenaw Chamber of Commerce at 800-338-7982.
Erik Nordberg, Chair
Copper Country Symposium Program Committee
c/o MTU Archives & Copper Country Historical Collections
1400 Townsend Drive
Houghton, MI 49931
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