The End of Coal: political, social and cultural perspectives on the history of the coal industry, 1970 to the present


Thursday 30 June 2016

TimeTitle Presenter (s)
 1–1.30pm Welcome and introduction Jörg Arnold (Nottingham)
 1.30–3.30pm Panel 1: A lost cause? The politics of coal Chair: David Laven (Nottingham)
  Coal in context: the deindustrialisation of Britain from the 1950s Jim Tomlinson (Glasgow)
  Fundamentals at stake: the Conservatives and industrial relations Martina Steber (Konstanz)
  Nottinghamshire miners in the 1984-85 Miners’ Strike and after David Amos (Nottingham)
 3.30–4pm Coffee break  
 4–6pm Panel 2: Collieries and communities Chair: Spencer Mawby (Nottingham)
  Meanings of coalfield community in Britain,
c. 1957–1994: economic, ideological and occupational
Jim Phillips (Glasgow)
  Mining a productive seam? The coal industry, community and sociology Tim Strangleman (Kent)
  A new era for coal: the place of heritage and health in reconstructing male lives in the era of deindustrialisation Sophie Rowland (Kent)
 6.15pm Thoresby: the end of the mine – talk followed by exhibition viewing Chris Upton


Friday 1 July 2016

TimeTitle Presenter (s)
9.30–11.30am Panel 3: Afterlives: coal, conflict and identity Chair: Dean Blackburn(Nottingham)
  Working with social haunting: a post-disciplinary,
arts-based inquiry into the long afterlife of the 1984–85 Miners’ Strike
Geoff Bright (Manchester)
  Women’s activism during the Miners’ Strike: memories and legacies Florence Sutcliffe-Braithwaite (University College London)
  How British is coal? The decline of the mining industry and the questioning of British identity, c. 1988–2008 Almuth Ebke (Mannheim)
 11.30am–12.30pm Lunch break  
 12.30–2.30pm Panel 4: Memory and heritage: ‘King Coal’ in the contemporary museum and beyond Chair: Natalie Braber(Nottingham Trent)
  The final end of hard coal mining in Germany: a turning point for German mining museums? Michael Farrenkopf (Bochum)
  Memories from the Nottinghamshire coalfield: an oral history approach Andrew Foulds (Nottingham)
  Dereliction, nostalgia and the musealization of the industrial past in North East England Natasha Vall (Teesside)
 2.30–3pm Coffee break  
 3–4.30pm Panel 5: The coal industry and the history of late 20th-century Europe Chair: Chris Wrigley(Nottingham)
  Comparing coalfield societies in international perspective: an autobiographical account Dick Geary (Nottingham)
  Legacies of coal Franz-Josef Brüggemeier (Freiburg)
 4.30–4.45pm Coffee break  
 4.45–5.30pm Concluding discussion and end of conference  
 7pm Evening meal (optional)  



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