Volume 243 in this series
Modern mining history is still predominantly concerned with archival and written sources. Nevertheless, the potential of the objects as material culture available in museum collections for historical research has hardly been explored so far. The contributions in this volume place individual objects or groups of objects at the centre of the discussion. They deal with technical models as objects of knowledge as well as mining clothing as everyday objects or flags as objects of memory. In addition, there is a reflection on archaeological finds and their relevance for a contextualisation of mining objects beyond traditional written sources. In a narrower sense, the book aims at researchers in the field of mining and technological history as well as at those in general who are concerned with a materially based culture of remembrance.