The 2016 NAMHO Conference is being hosted by the Mining Heritage Trust of Ireland on the 17th-19th June 2016. The meeting will be based at Dublin City University, which is handy for the airport in the north of the city. On the Saturday there will be lectures with the theme “Mining and Social change”. The following day there will be fieldtrips to the copper and lead mines of County Wicklow, where recent research and survey work has made major new discoveries. On Monday 20th there may be visits organised to working mines, but there will be a very limited number of spaces available.
The organisers are looking for presentations on the theme “Mining and Social change” covering matters like regional identities, migration, urbanisation, industrial housing, education, gender issues, self-improvement, societies, industrial action, mines and quarries during the Troubles, and changing attitudes in favour or against mining.