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Winter Lyceum: “Abandoned Mines as Tools of Economic Revitalization: Converting Liabilities into Assets for Post-Mining Communities” (via Zoom)
February 19, 2023 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
The Mining & Rollo Jamison Museums presents archeologist Dr. Timothy Scarlett of Michigan Tech’s Keweenaw Energy Transitions Lab (KETL). Dr. Scarlett will explain the potential applications of evolving energy technologies and the ways in which heritage practices and policies can be key to the future partnerships to facilitate the electrification of everything. KETL has been thinking about how abandoned mines can be adapted and reused to facilitate the energy transition. More than just complex techno-economic analysis, the team is interested in the ways that heritage of post-mining communities supports these choices. Dr. Scarlett will propose how old mines create opportunities to revitalize and energize culture through these projects, if they are designed to solve problems for both the large service regions of electrical networks and locally defined needs and priorities.
To register for the Winter Lyceum, call (608) 348-3301 or visit www.mining.jamison.museum/