Affiliated Organizations

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Local Organizations we work with

Center for Water and Society

The purpose of the Michigan Tech Center for Water and Society is to enhance the ability and the visibility of University personnel to solve water-related problems of local, regional, and international interest.

Great Lakes Research Center

The Great Lakes Research Center provides a home at Michigan Tech for interdisciplinary research and education related to the Great Lakes.

Isle Royale National Park

Isle Royale's cultural resources reflect 4500 years of human endeavor and include prehistoric mining and occupation sites; American Indian and Euro-American historic mining and fishery sites; lighthouses; shipwrecks; and historic resorts and summer homes.

Keweenaw National Historical Park

Keweenaw National Historical Park was established to preserve and interpret the story of the rise, domination, and decline of the region’s copper mining industry.

National and International Organizations we work with

 Association for Critical Heritage Studies

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International Society for Ecological Economics

This society assists ecological economists, regional societies of ecological economics, and related societies by publishing scholarly materials, holding and sponsoring scientific meetings, developing education materials, and facilitating a voice for ecological economists in public forums. Is this the society we are hosting for the conf. this summer?

Peace Corps Master's International Program

Michigan Tech offers eight Peace Corps Master's International Programs that allow students to combine two years of Peace Corps service with a master's degree program. Kari Henquinet is Michigan Tech's PCMI campus director.


Society for Industrial Archaeology

Members of the Society for Industrial Archaeology have a strong interest in preserving, interpreting, and documenting our industrial past and heritage. Fredric L. Quivik is the editor of the society’s publication IA, Journal of the Society of Industrial Archaeology and Patrick Martin is the Executive Secretary.  Social Sciences also houses the administrative office of SIA under the guidance of Julie Blair.

 Society for the History of Technology

SHOT is dedicated to the historical study of technology and its relations with politics, economics, labor, business, the environment, public policy, science, and the arts. An international society, SHOT meets annually in North America or Europe and also sponsors smaller conferences focused on specialized topics, often jointly with other scholarly societies and organizations. Terry Reynolds (emeritus) and Bruce Seely are past presidents of SHOT and Hugh Gorman has been treasurer.

The International Committee for the Conservation of the Industrial Heritage

TICCIH is a world organization for industrial heritage, promoting the preservation, conservation, investigation, documentation, research, and interpretation of our industrial heritage. Patrick E. Martin currently serves as president of this international body, affiliated with UNESCO through the International Council on Monuments and Sites.

Organizations our faculty belong to

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 American Anthropological Association

Society for Historical Archaeology

United States Society for Ecological Economics

Association of American Geographers


others?