Mining History Association Annual Meeting
June 16-19, 2005
The Mining History Association invites proposals for papers to be presented at its 2005 meeting. Papers may be on any topic or geographic area associated with mining history. Presenters will have 20 minutes to make their presentations; proposals for individual papers, or sessions featuring three papers, are encouraged.
The meeting's venue - Scranton - is in the heart of Pennsylvania's anthracite coal mining region and near historic metals-mining locales in Pennsylvania and adjacent states. Attendees will meet mining historians from all regions of the United States and some foreign countries.
Proposals must include the name and mailing/e-mail address of presenter, title of paper, abstract of paper (not to exceed one page). Proposals must be submitted by November 30, 2004 to the address below.
Presenters will be invited to submit their papers for consideration in the Mining History Journal which is published annually. Please note, speakers must register for the conference in order to give their presentations.
Other highlights of the conference:
Underground Tour of the Lackawanna Coal Mine
Pennsylvania Anthracite Heritage Museum
Quality Papers, Meals, and Social Activities
Sunday Tour to the New Jersey Zinc Mining District including the Sterling Hill Mine and Franklin (Fluorescent) Mineral Museums
Optional Post-Conference Tour on June 20th
Other historic sites in the region:
Steamtown National Historic Site
Electric City Trolley Museum
For additional information about the conference, contact:
Johnny Johnsson, Local Arrangements Chair
c/o 2622 Deer Park Road
Finksburg, Maryland 21048
Richard Francaviglia, Program Chair
The Center of Greater Southwestern Studies and the History of Cartography
The University of Texas at Arlington
Arlington, Texas 76019
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