An e-mail discussion list covering all aspects of mining related to British and Irish sites.

IMPORTANT - Please note the change of server for the mining-history list.

The provision of support for JISC funded communications within UK higher education, including discussion lists, has been transferred from 'mailbase' at the University of Newcastle to CLRC at the Rutherford Appleton, Didcot. The transition took effect on 27 November 2000.

The old 'mailbase.ac.uk' address will remain effective for at least 6 months with all messages being forwarded to the new address.

Mining-history is a forum for the discussion of all aspects of the history of mining and associated activity, including ore preparation, on-site smelting, transport systems, social conditions, etc., in a national (British and Irish) or international context.

The co-owners of the list are -

The mining-history list has been established for over two years. It is making an effective contribution to the study of mining history, bringing together diverse members of the academic community with an interest in the subject and, at the same time, providing links with a large and knowledgeable interest group outside higher education.

It also acts as a means of disseminating information - conferences, field meets, newspaper cuttings, book reviews - relating to mining interests. As a stimulant to discussion list members are asked to post queries or to question accepted views on anything relating to mining, be it coal, iron, non-ferrous metals, or stone.


The list is run on the 'jiscmail.ac.uk' server, at the Central Laboratories for the Research Council (CLRC) and operates under the rules governing all JISC lists.

To join the mining-history list send the following message to jiscmail@jiscmail.ac.uk

join mining-history FIRST-NAME LAST-NAME


New members will then automatically receive introductory files from jiscmail providing details on the operation of the list.

If you require more details

contact Peter Claughton by e-mail at P.F.Claughton@exeter.ac.uk

or go to the mining-history pages at the jiscmail website.


Peter Claughton / SHiPPS
Last modified 26 January 2002