Presentation by Leda Papastefanaki with the topic «Technology and work in Greek mines, 19th - 20th century»

The Institute of Mediterranean Studies / FORTH invites you to a lecture by Leda Papastefanaki with the topic Technology and work in Greek mines, 19th - 20th century

on Thursday, November 7 , 20.30
IMS Lecture Hall, Nikiforou Fokas 130, Rethymnon


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On Thursday, November 7, 20.30, the Institute of Mediterranean Studies / FORTH (Melissinou & Nikiforou Fokas 130, Rethymnon) invites you to a lecture by professor Leda Papastefanaki with title «Technology and work in Greek mines, 19th - 20th century». Leda Papastefanaki studied History and completed her doctoral dissertation at the University of Crete, she is associate professor of Economic and Social History at the University of Ioannina. Her research interests revolve around the history of industrialization and labor, occupational health history, urban history, gender history, industrial archeology. Among her plenty of publications, monographs that stand out are Work, technology and gender in Greek industry. The textile industry of Piraeus, 1870–1940(Heraklion: Crete University Press, 2009) and The vein of the earth. The mines of Greece, 19th-20th century (Athens: Bibliorama, 2017).

 In her lecture Mrs Papastefanaki will present one aspect of her research on the history of Greek mines. Extraction of metallic and non-metallic minerals has, since the 19th century, been a largely internationalized economic activity in Greece, with significant impacts on life and work, men and women, local communities and the environment. The lecture, utilizing a variety of archival sources, attempts to historically explore the role of technology, technical management and know-how networks in the division and organization of mining work.