Michigan's 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 Michigan's historic copper
Speakers are sought to examine aspects of the culture, heritage and
history of Michigan's "Copper Country," 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 given below.
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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