Day: December 2, 2015

Gohman Publishes “The Cliff: America’s First Copper Mine: Revisted”

Gohman1Sean Gohman, PhD Candidate, Industrial Heritage and Archaeology, had the pleasure of working with the Quincy Mine Hoist Association this past year to publish an updated edition of Don Chaput’s The Cliff: America’s First Great Copper Mine. First published in 1971, the book had been out of print for decades, and the Hoist Assoc. took on the rights and asked Gohman to add some new material in order to make the book more than just a history book, but instead to promote Copper Country heritage (such as the site’s history from c.1900 to the present, site mapping, landscape evolution, archaeology, and environmental remediation at the site). It’s put together to be ‘2 books in 1’, with Chaput’s original material followed by Gohman’s (formatted as closely as he could to the original). Gohman feels the new edition is now more than just a local history book.

The soft-cover version just came out a few weeks ago and is available pretty much wherever books are sold locally (hard covers arriving in shops shortly).  It is also available at the Quincy Mine Hoist Association website.


SS Department Presence at American Anthropological Association Meetings

logoMichigan Tech had a presence at the American Anthropological Association meetings in Denver, Nov. 18-22, where several faculty and graduate students organized panels and presented papers.

Valoree Gagnon co-organized and led a roundtable for the Association for Anthropology of Policy “‘Studying Through’ in Anthropology: Tips, Tools and Strategies for Emerging Policy Scholars.”

Melissa Baird (SS) and Brendan Pelto co-organized a  panel, “Critical Heritage Landscapes,” where Baird was a discussant and Pelto presented a paper “Negotiating Heritage on a Resource Frontier.” 

Sara Thiam presented a paper “Shocking Global Audiences: Exposing Suffering and Eliciting Compassion for the Taalibe Children of Senegal” and a paper “A Tale of Two NGO Discourses: Stories of Suffering Qur’anic School Children in Senegal” at the preceding AAA interest group conference in Denver, “NGO-graphies.”  

Carol MacLennan (SS) also presented a paper “Can Superfund Protect Mining Communities from Historic Toxic Waste?”

From Tech Today