Board of Management


The current INHIGEO Board of Management elected for the period 2016-2020 consists of:




Professor Barry J. Cooper



Professor Kenneth L. Taylor



Professor Marianne Klemun



Professor William R. Brice

Vice-President Asia

Dr. Michiko Yajima


Vice-President Australasia/Oceania

Dr. Michael Johnston
(New Zealand)

Vice-President Europe

Professor Ezio Vaccari

Vice-President Latin America

Professor Luz Fernanda Azuela


Vice-President North America

Professor Stephen Rowland
Ex officio
(‘Episodes’ Coordinator)

Dr. Karen S. Cook






Our Partners

  • International Union of Geological Sciences (IUGS)
  • International Union of History and Philosophy of Science and Technology
  • The History of Earth Sciences Society

INHIGEO encourages scholars to join HESS and publish their papers in the journal "Earth Sciences History":




Our Mission

The primary objective of the INHIGEO involves promoting studies in the history of geological disciplines. In so doing, the Commission endeavours to stimulate and coordinate the activities of regional, national, and international organizations having shared purposes. The Commission also works to foster the publication of individual and collective works that illuminate the history of the geological sciences.


INHIGEO achieves its objective by sponsoring a major annual symposium with associated field activities. It also promotes publication of individual and collective works on the history of geology and issues a substantial "Annual Record" that details historical research into earth sciences worldwide, publicises other pertinent historical activities and provides scholarly reviews of recent literature on the subject.


Information & Credits


Ao. Univ.-Prof. Dr. Marianne Klemun

Department for History

University of Vienna

Universitätsring 1

1010 Wien


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