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  • Early Steam Engines in Central European Mining Conference 7-8th October 2022, Banská Štiavnica, Slovakia

    IEEC are delighted to share details of a related conference being organised for Slovakia in october 2022, focused on early engines in central Europe. The Slovak National Archives, special division Slovak Mining Archives, and the Slovak Mining Museum are inviting participants to Banská Štiavnica, in Slovakia for this international conference (English language presentations). With participants from Slovakia, Belgium, Hungary, Austria and the United Kingdom having committed to delivering papers it should prove a fascinating event. The conference program is currently divided into four blocks, each with 3 papers of 20 minutes in length, with twenty minutes reserved for discussion. Outline programme 7th October 2022 The first three blocks will take…

  • IEEC2 – Conference accomplished. Part 1

    We’re delighted (and exhausted) to say that the 2nd International Early Engines Conference successfully took place over three days at the Black Country Living Museum from Friday 8th October to Sunday 10th October. This post is an initial opportunity to thank all of our delegates, our speakers, our host venue, and especially our Sponsors – The Association for Industrial Archaeology, The Northern Mine Research Society and The South Gloucestershire Mines Research Group. A warm welcome awaited delegates on Friday as the Conference was introduced by Steve Grudgings and delegates received a facsimile copy of Henry Davey’s classic 1903 paper on the Newcomen Engine. We were also fortunate (and indeed unfortunate…

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    IEEC2 Updates – Draft Agenda and visits

    As we approach the final weeks before the Conference, we are pleased to provide updated details of the Agenda and running order for the 2nd International Early Engines Conference, to be held at the Black Country Living Museum, 8th-10th October 2021. In addition to the latest programme details, we have received an update from our friends at Sandfields Pumping Station (Litchfield Waterworks Trust) to share, prior to the conference visit on Friday 8th October 2021. Great to see such progress as we hopefully emerge from the past lockdowns. Finally, delegates intending to visit the BCLM’s Red by Night event on Saturday 9th October (requires an extra £12 charge) are now…