PhD student network – Workshop in Bergslagen

15 –17 May 2024

15-17 May 

Workshop Bergslagen: Balancing cultural heritage, resource extraction and environmental values in historic mining areas

This workshop is for PhD student network members and focuses on the complexity of the historic Bergslagen mining district in southern Sweden, where collision points between mineral exploration, mining, tourism, industrial heritage, environmental protection, urbanization, and mine reclamation commonly exist. We will visit and learn about ongoing projects in different parts of the value chain and interact with stakeholders from industry, academia and municipalities.

Preliminary itinerary (starting point: Västerås)
15 May – The Bergslagen legacy
• Tour of Northvolt/Revolt LIBS RnD facility in Västerås.
• Visit to Sala silvermine, presentations by Alicanto Minerals, Sala municipality, Sala silvergruva AB
16 May – Deep, modern mining at Garpenberg
• Visit to Boliden’s Garpenberg mine and processing plant
• Presentations by Boliden and Hedemora municipality
17 May – Rejuvenating old mining districts
• Visit to Nordic Iron Ore in Ludvika
• Presentations by Nordic iron ore, Ludvika municipality etc.

More information and additional speakers will be announced. We try to offer separate rooms for everyone, but if necessary, you will need to share with someone of the same gender. The Network Coordinator will contact you regarding booking the trip.

Priority will be given to PhD students who did not attend the previous 2022 Bergslagen workshop. The latter can register but will be placed on a reserves list. Detailed agenda will follow later. PhD student network members have their travels to and during the event + accommodation and dinners fully covered by the network.

Sign up here (Tentatively 20 spots)
Registration deadline: 29 February (or until fully booked).

For more information, please contact:

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