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Dust at Work: Historical and International Perspectives

///Dust at Work: Historical and International Perspectives

Dust at Work: Historical and International Perspectives

Dear colleague,

Please find below details of a forthcoming conference on the history of occupation-related dust disease being organised by ourselves at Glasgow Caledonian University, 28-29 May. We hope you might find this of interest and may want to attend and participate. Amongst the speakers are Alan Derickson from the USA, Jock McCulloch from Australia, Joe Melling (Exeter University), Chris Williams (Aberystwyth), Sue Bowden (Sheffield) and Geoff Tweedale (Manchester).

|| The conference fee is £30 (which includes provision of lunch on Friday, 28th May). Postgraduate students and unwaged are charged £15 (incl. lunch). If you would like to register please send a cheque made payable to Glasgow Caledonian University to Dr Ronnie Johnston, School of Social Sciences, Glasgow Caledonian University, Cowcaddens Rd, Glasgow, G4 OBA. Please include your email address in the correspondence.

|| Places are limited, so please register asap. Perhaps you would also be so kind as to draw this to the attention of any other colleagues, members of staff or postgraduate students who might wish to participate. Many thanks. Ronnie Johnston and Arthur McIvor

Provisional Programme

Dust at Work: Historical and International Perspectives

Glasgow Caledonian University (Britannia Building, B221) 28th and 29th May, 2004

Friday 28th May

9.00 — 9.30 || Registration and Coffee

Session 1. 9.30-11.00 Regulation and control in coal mining

• Jo Melling and Mark Bufton, University of Exeter, ‘From Sandstone Dust to Black Lung: the Origins of Pneumoconiosis Regulation in the UK and its Impact on Miners’ Compensation, c. 1935-1945′

• Alan Derickson, Penn State University, USA: ‘Regulation of Coal Dust Exposure in the USA, 1930-1969’

• Robin Howie, ‘The NCB and the Pneumoconiosis Problem’

11.00-11.30 || Coffee

Session Two. 11.30-1.00: Dusty work environments

• Jock McCulloch, RMIT University, Melbourne, ‘Mining Blue Asbestos in Australia’

• R. Johnston, Glasgow Caledonian University, ‘Fatal exposure: Oral Testimonies of Dust at Work in Coal Mining’

• David Walker, University of Strathclyde, ‘Chrome Dust at J & J White’s Shawfield Chemical Works, 1893-1920

1.00 — 2.00 || Lunch

Session Three. 2.00-3.30: Capital, management, and trade unions

• Geoff Tweedale, Manchester Metropolitan University, ‘Canadian Asbestos Mining and the Defence of the Market for Chrysotile (White Asbestos), 1960-2004’

• Andrew Perchard, University of Strathclyde, ‘Scottish Mining Managers and the Dust Problem, c. 1930-1965’

• Andy Higginson, University of Strathclyde, ‘A Can of Worms’: Asbestos and Trade Unions in the UK in the 1960s and 1970s’

3.30-4.00 || Coffee

Session Four, 4.00-5.30: Dust narratives

• Chris Williams, University of Glamorgan: ‘Is a working man any greater value that the dust’? Lung disease in the writings of B. L. Coombes, ‘Miner Writer’

• A. McIvor, University of Strathclyde, ‘Broken Bodies: Oral Testimony of the Impact of Dust in Coalmining’

• Witness session

7.30 || || Conference Dinner

Saturday 29th May

9.00-9.30 || Coffee

Session Five, 9.30-12.00: Perspectives on state intervention and dust at work

• Sue Bowden, University of Sheffield, ‘Industrialisation and Respiratory Disease at Work, c. 1850-1939’

• Catherine Mills, University of Exeter, ‘Pitfalls of Correlation: Silicosis and the Case of the Cornish Miners in the Mid-19th Century’

• Andrew Watterson, University of Stirling, Beryllium Dust 1933 -2001: assessing international research influences on beryllium workers’ health with particular reference to the UK

• Sue Morrison, Glasgow Caledonian University, ‘The Impact of Legislation in Scottish Foundries c. 1930-1970’

| |Dear colleague, Please find below details of a forthcoming conference on the history of occupation-related dust disease being organised by ourselves at Glasgow Caledonian University, 28-29 May. We hope you might find this of interest and may want to attend and participate. Amongst the speakers are Alan Derickson from the USA, Jock McCulloch from Australia, Joe Melling (Exeter University), Chris Williams (Aberystwyth), Sue Bowden (Sheffield) and Geoff Tweedale (Manchester). || The conference fee is £30 (which includes provision of lunch on Friday, 28th May). Postgraduate students and unwaged are charged £15 (incl. lunch). If you would like to register please send a cheque made payable to Glasgow Caledonian University to Dr Ronnie Johnston, School of Social Sciences, Glasgow Caledonian University, Cowcaddens Rd, Glasgow, G4 OBA. Please include your email address in the correspondence. || Places are limited, so please register asap. Perhaps you would also be so kind as to draw this to the attention of any other colleagues, members of staff or postgraduate students who might wish to participate. Many thanks. Ronnie Johnston and Arthur McIvor Provisional Programme Dust at Work: Historical and International Perspectives Glasgow Caledonian University (Britannia Building, B221) 28th and 29th May, 2004 Friday 28th May 9.00 — 9.30 || Registration and Coffee Session 1. 9.30-11.00 Regulation and control in coal mining

• Jo Melling and Mark Bufton, University of Exeter, ‘From Sandstone Dust to Black Lung: the Origins of Pneumoconiosis Regulation in the UK and its Impact on Miners’ Compensation, c. 1935-1945′

• Alan Derickson, Penn State University, USA: ‘Regulation of Coal Dust Exposure in the USA, 1930-1969’

• Robin Howie, ‘The NCB and the Pneumoconiosis Problem’ 11.00-11.30 || Coffee Session Two. 11.30-1.00: Dusty work environments

• Jock McCulloch, RMIT University, Melbourne, ‘Mining Blue Asbestos in Australia’

• R. Johnston, Glasgow Caledonian University, ‘Fatal exposure: Oral Testimonies of Dust at Work in Coal Mining’

• David Walker, University of Strathclyde, ‘Chrome Dust at J & J White’s Shawfield Chemical Works, 1893-1920 1.00 — 2.00 || Lunch Session Three. 2.00-3.30: Capital, management, and trade unions

• Geoff Tweedale, Manchester Metropolitan University, ‘Canadian Asbestos Mining and the Defence of the Market for Chrysotile (White Asbestos), 1960-2004’

• Andrew Perchard, University of Strathclyde, ‘Scottish Mining Managers and the Dust Problem, c. 1930-1965’

• Andy Higginson, University of Strathclyde, ‘A Can of Worms’: Asbestos and Trade Unions in the UK in the 1960s and 1970s’ 3.30-4.00 || Coffee Session Four, 4.00-5.30: Dust narratives

• Chris Williams, University of Glamorgan: ‘Is a working man any greater value that the dust’? Lung disease in the writings of B. L. Coombes, ‘Miner Writer’

• A. McIvor, University of Strathclyde, ‘Broken Bodies: Oral Testimony of the Impact of Dust in Coalmining’

• Witness session 7.30 |

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