Working Lives in the Coal Mines: Mining History and Heritage: Mining heritage
Duration 4 weeks
Weekly study 3 hours
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Uncover the lives of coal industry workers and miners in the long 19th century
On this course, you’ll explore the history and heritage of British mining labour. You’ll discover the evolution of the role of coal-miners in the 19th century, the hardships they endured, and learn how mining has affected British industrial heritage today. Through online resources and museum archives, you’ll gain historical, literary and genealogical research skills, and learn to critically assess mining artefacts and representations of life in the mines. You’ll also learn how these representations relate to wider issues of class, gender, and political and professional identity.
What topics will you cover?
The course will consist of 4 modules, each focused on a different kind of worker associated with the mining industry and the particular challenges they faced: 1. The collier 2. The child miner 3. The surface worker 4. The trade unionist
When would you like to start?
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Who is the course for?
This course is designed for people with an interest in mining history or heritage, or industrial heritage more broadly.
The course will also be of interest to professionals working in or aiming to work in the heritage sector and students at school or university who have an interest in the long Victorian period.
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