Starting 19. March 2006
The 10th of March 2006 was the 100th anniversary of the mining disaster of Courrières (Nord-Pas-de-Calais), in which 1099 miners lost their lives. This was one of the worst disasters in the whole history of mining.
German and French historians marked the occasion from a "transnational" perspective, with an exhibition in the Martin Opitz Library in Herne, and an academic conference from 17-19 March 2006 in the Deutsches Bergbau-Museum Bochum.