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“We’ll all be museum miners” Oral histories and the heritage of coal mining in the Ruhr. An online talk by Stefan Moitra and Katarzyna Noguiera (Bochum, Germany).

Photograph showing miners underground in dark tunnel wearing helmets and torch lights.

In December 2018, the closure of the last remaining German hard coal mine, the Prosper-Haniel colliery in the city of Bottrop, ended a significant chapter of German industrial history. However, while the coal industry itself has been petering out, the musealisation of coal (and steel), particularly in the old industrial centre of the Ruhr region, […]