The On Behalf of the People researchers, the School of East Asian Studies at the University of Sheffield and the Japan Association for the Study of Former Coalfields (JAFCOF) met from 11-13 July for the first workshop of this collaboration. A day of workshops was followed by trips to the NUM Headquarters, the National Coal Mining Museum of England and the Durham Miners' Gala.
The programme for the July workshop is available. Edda Nicholson, a PhD student from the University of Wolverhampton, has written a blog post about attending the Durham Miners' Gala. Further reports on the workshop will be available from this page in the future.