When a mining company proposed strip mining in the Apuseni Mountains of Romania, UMMAA alumnus Colin Quinn, who was doing his fieldwork in the region, talked with local heritage groups and community leaders about the controversial development. They decided to find a way to highlight the history of mining, which is part of the heritage of local community members. With the help of an $8,000 grant from the Rackham Program in Public Scholarship, Quinn (now assistant professor of anthropology at Hamilton College) and his colleagues started a series of heritage days that focus on vintage mining tools and techniques. Read more here