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 place.

Saturday 8th October 2022

On the following day, the forth block will take place, followed by a field trip to discover the regional mining heritage in Slovakia.


The conference fee is €60 this amount icludes: conference and field trip, with refreshments, and the published proceedings of the event.

Concessions: Students and pensioners will be assessed a fee of €20 to include the conference and refreshments.

NB All other expenses (meals and accommodation) are to be paid by each participant individually or financed by their organization.

A list of accommodation and restaurant facilities, and a map of the wider town of Banská Štiavnica and helpful contact phone numbers is included below.