NAMHO Conference 2017 – Call for Papers

The 2017 Annual NAMHO Conference takes place over the weekend of 24th / 25th June, and will be based at Godstone in Surrey. It is to be hosted by the Wealden Cave and Mine Society. The theme will be:

“Mining History Organisations – Achievements and Challenges”

WCMS are very keen to provide a full set of good lectures over two days of the 2017 Conference. They would like to encourage all mining history organisations to take this opportunity to showcase a project of which they are rightly proud, whether in progress, completed recently, or finished many years ago.

Godstone Quarry, Surrey.
Godstone Quarry, Surrey.

Remember that future projects are not excluded either, so WCMS would be very grateful if you would consider your options and let them know if you as a society would like to take one of the lecture slots. It is envisaged that any presentation should last between 40 and 60 minutes, including a provision for a short question session at the end.

WCMS would, if possible, like to hear about the challenges that you had to overcome, and the nature of any issues and benefits derived from working with third parties, such as landowners, agencies of various kinds, or other bodies such as yours.

No particular style or manner of presentation is expected, so please don’t feel constrained to an academic approach. It is hoped that the event will be reasonably informal, inclusive, and above all, enjoyable.

If you would like to contribute, please let the Lecture Organiser know, including in your reply the subject matter, the length of time you think you need, and a brief summary. If you would like to contribute, but are not yet certain of the details, then just reply accordingly.

Peter Burgess, Lecture Organiser

NAMHO Conference 2017, Surrey.

Please respond to:    [email protected]

There will, as usual, be a full schedule of field trips from Friday through to Monday. Details of these will be available closer to the time.