Research Publications

Listed below are recent publications, sponsored by INHIGEO.

 

For Classic Papers published in the IUGS Journal Episodes click here.

 

For Articles on the History of the International Geological Congress 1878 ̶ 2000 published in the IUGS Journal Episodes click here.

 

Symposium 43
Mexico City, Mexico (2018)

Papers presented at the INHIGEO meeting 2018 are published in

Earth Sciences History, Vol. 39, Issue 2 (2020), ed. by John Diemer. (available at http://earthscienceshistory.org/)

Symposium 42
Yerevan, Armenia (2017)

The 50th Anniversary of INHIGEO (1967-2017) was celebrated in Yerevan with the book launch: 

Mayer, W., Clary, R. M., Azuela, L. F., Mota, T. S. & Wolkowicz, S. (eds) History of Geoscience: Celebrating 50 Years of INHIGEO. Geological Society, London 2017, Special Publication 442.

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil (2017)

Papers presented at the ICHST/INHIGEO meeting in Rio de Janeiro are published by:

Figueirȏa, S. F., Good, G.A., Peyerl, D. (eds) History, Exploration & Exploitation of Oil and Gas. Springer 2019.

Symposium 39

Asilomar, California (2014)

Symposium 40 Asilomar, California (2014), Papers presented at the INHIGEO meeting are published in

Earth Sciences Society, Vol. 34, Issue 2 (2015): 169-332, ed. by John Diemer. (available at http://earthscienceshistory.org/)

Symposium 38

Manchester, GB (2013)

Symposium 39 Manchester, GB (2013), Papers presented at the ICHST/INHIGEO meeting 2013 in Manchester are published in

Earth Sciences History, Vol. 33, Issue 2 (2014):187-293, ed. by John Diemer (available at http://earthscienceshistory.org/)

Symposium 37

Brisbane, Australia (2012)

Papers presented at the IGC/INHIGEO meeting 2012 of “The Branagan Symposium” are published in

Earth Sciences History, Vol. 32, Issue 1 (2013), ed. by David R. Oldroyd. (available at http://earthscienceshistory.org/)

Symposium 36
Toyohashi, Japan (2011)

Visual Images and Geological Concepts: Proceedings of INHIGEO 2011, Japanese Association for the History of Geology (2012).

Symposium 35
Madrid- Almadén, Spain (2010)

INHIGEO meeting 2011 Madrid-Almadén-Iberian Pyritic Belt, Spain. De Re Metallica 13: 116 pages (2009). (available at www.sedpgym.org

History of Research in Mineral Resources. Cuadernos del Museo Geominero, 13. Instituto Geológico y Mindero de Espaňa, Madrid (2011). (available at www.sedpgym.org)

Symposium 34
Budapest, Hungary (2009)

Papers presented at the ICHST/INHIGEO meeting 2009 in Budapest are published in:

Centaurus. An International Journal of the History of Science and its Cultural Aspects, Vol. 53, Issue 2, Special Issue (2011). Seeing and Measuring, Constructing and Judging: Instruments in History of Earth Sciences, ed. by Carneiro A. and Klemun M.

Symposium 32
Eichstätt, Germany (2007)

Geology and Religion: A history of harmony and hostility

Geological Society of London, Special Publication SP-310 (2009). (available at www.geolsoc.org.uk/publications)

Symposium 31
Vilnius, Lithuania (2006)

Contributions to the History of Geomorphology and Quaternary Geology

Geological Society of London, Special Publication SP-301 (2008). (available at www.geolsoc.org.uk/publications)

Symposium 29
Florence, Italy (2004)

The Origins of Geology in Italy,

Geological Society of America, Special Publication SP-411 (2007). (available at www.geosociety.org/pubs/)

Symposium 28
Dublin, Ireland (2003)

Four Centuries of Geological Travel: The search for knowledge on foot, bicycle, sledge and cam

Geological Society of London, Special Publication SP-287 (2007). (available at www.geolsoc.org.uk/publications)

 

The series on Classic Papers is published in the IUGS Journal Episodes and provides historical depths to modern geoscientific research.


At the invitation of the IUGS INHIGEO established this series in 2000 for historical commentaries of extracts from major pivotal or “turning-point” publications that are considered of fundamental theoretical importance to the geological sciences and/or to ground-breaking investigation of the geology of specific geographical areas. The series has been well received and seventeen papers have been published to date covering a broad range of disciplines and geographical areas.


If you are interested in submitting contributions for this series, please contact the INHIGEO Publications and Outreach Coordinator.

 

Classic Paper
Episodes
Author

Title

Original paper (17)
2014     37(1): 63-70
E. Irving

Palaeomagnetic and palaeoclimatological aspects of polar wandering

https://doi.org/10.18814/epiiugs/2014/v37i1/008

17

2014     37(1): 59-62

Henry R. Frankel

Edward Irving’s palaeomagnetic evidence for continental drift (1956)

https://doi.org/10.18814/epiiugs/2014/v37i1/007

16

2011     34(1): 51-56

Simon Nathan

Harold Wellman and the Alpine Fault of New Zealand

https://doi.org/10.18814/epiiugs/2011/v34i1/008

15

2011     34(1): 41-50

David R. Oldroyd

Arthur Holmes’ paper of 1929 on convection currents within the Earth as a cause of continental drift

https://doi.org/10.18814/epiiugs/2011/v34i1/007

14

2009     32(2): 114-124

Kenneth L. Taylor

Desmarest’s “Determination of some epochs of nature through volcanic products” (1775/1779)

https://doi.org/10.18814/epiiugs/2009/v32i2/004

13
2008     31(4): 429-432

Walter C. Sweet,

Barry J. Cooper

C. H. Pander's introduction to conodonts, 1856

https://doi.org/10.18814/epiiugs/2008/v31i4/009

12
2006     29(3): 197-203
Aleksandar Grubić

The astronomic theory of climatic changes of Milutin Milankovich

https://doi.org/10.18814/epiiugs/2006/v29i3/005

11
2005     28(4): 279-285
Algimantas Grigelis

Ignacy Domeyko–an early investigator of Andean geology

https://doi.org/10.18814/epiiugs/2005/v28i4/007

10
2005     28(3): 205-208
David Branagan

An early view of Permo-Carboniferous glaciation and its implications, from Australia (1906)

9
2003     26(4): 310-317
Sergey Ivanovich Romanovsky, Victor Mitrofanovich Zoubarev

A. P. Karpinsky “On the regularity in outline, distribution, and structure of continents”

https://doi.org/10.18814/epiiugs/2003/v26i4/007

8
2003     26(1): 19-25

YANG Jing Yi,

David Oldroyd

A Chinese palaeontologist, Ma Ting Ying (1899–1979): From coral growth-rings to global tectonics

https://doi.org/10.18814/epiiugs/2003/v26i1/004

7
2002     25(4): 258-263
Patrick N. Wyse Jackson

John Joly's paper: "Uranium and Geology" (1908)

https://doi.org/10.18814/epiiugs/2002/v25i4/007

6
2002     25(2): 100-106
Bernhard Fritscher

Alfred Wegener's "The Origin of Continents", 1912

https://doi.org/10.18814/epiiugs/2002/v25i2/006

5
2001     24(4): 262-267
Martina Kölbl-Ebert

Inge Lehmann's paper: “P'” (1936)

https://doi.org/10.18814/epiiugs/2001/v24i4/007

4
2001     24(3): 194-200
Beryl Hamilton

Charles Lapworth's "The Moffat Series", 1878

https://doi.org/10.18814/epiiugs/2001/v24i3/006

3
2001     24(2): 118-123
Yasumoto Suzuki

Kiyoo Wadati and the path to the discovery of the intermediate-deep earthquake zone

2
2001     24(1): 37-40
Aleksandar Grubić

Andrija Mohorovičić's investigation of the earthquake of 8.10.1909

https://doi.org/10.18814/epiiugs/2001/v24i1/008

1
2000     23(3): 196-202
David R. Oldroyd

James Hutton’s “Theory of the Earth” (1788)

https://doi.org/10.18814/epiiugs/2000/v23i3/007

 

Articles on the History of the International Geological Congress 1878 ̶ 2000 published in the IUGS Journal Episodes.

 

The series on the International Geological Congress is published in the IUGS Journal Episodes and provides an overview of the planning, organization, scientific activities and outcomes of many of the congresses starting with the first  held in 1878 in Paris up until that held in Brazil in 2000.
These concise papers may be considered broadly within two categories: those related to the earlier IGC meetings include an historical analysis of many aspects of the congress while the more recent consist mainly of a detailed post-congress report.
Members of INHIGEO have in addition provided personal accounts of their experiences at specific IGC meetings and these memoirs in the form of oral histories, photographs, notes and congress documentation have been published both in the journals of Episodes and Earth Science History as well as in a variety of volumes related to the History of Geology.
General information on the International Geological Congress as well as post-congress reports on the more recent congresses may be found on the IUGS website https://www.iugs.org/igc

 

If you are interested in submitting contributions for this historical series in Episodes, please contact the INHIGEO Publications and Outreach Coordinator.

 

IGC
Episodes
Author

Title

1 / 1878

France / Paris

1978/ 1(2): 20-24       
Franςois Ellenberger

The First International Geological Congress - Paris, 1878

https://doi.org/10.18814/epiiugs/1978/v1i2/004

2 / 1881

Italy / Bologna 

2002/ 25(4): 248-254

Gian Battista Vai

Giovanni Capellini and the origin of the International Geological Congress

https://doi.org/10.18814/epiiugs/2002/v25i4/005

3 / 1885         

Germany / Berlin

2017/ 40(3): 249-257 

O. Puche-Riart, J. E. Ortiz-Menéndez,

L. F. Mazadiego-Martínez

Harold Wellman and the Alpine Fault of New Zealand

https://doi.org/10.18814/epiiugs/2011/v34i1/008

4 / 1888

U.K. / London

 

 

5 / 1891  

USA / Washington

2006/ 29(4): 279-286  

Clifford M. Nelson

The Fifth International Geological Congress, Washington, 1891

https://doi.org/10.18814/epiiugs/2006/v29i4/006

6 / 1894  

Switzerland / Zurich

2005/ 28(3): 187-192

Sibylle Franks, Rudolf Trümpy

The Sixth International Geological Congress: Zürich, 1894

https://doi.org/10.18814/epiiugs/2005/v28i3/005

7 / 1897

Russia / St. Petersburg

2004/ 27(2): 101-106
E.E. Milanovsky

Three sessions of the International Geological Congress held in Russia and the USSR

(1897, 1937, 1984)

https://doi.org/10.18814/epiiugs/2004/v27i2/003

8 / 1900

France / Paris

2008/ 31(3): 336-343
O. Puche Riart, L. F. Mazadiego Martínez,

P. Kindelán Echevarría

The VIII International Geological Congress, Paris 1900

https://doi.org/10.18814/epiiugs/2008/v31i3/008

9 / 1903

Austria / Vienna

 

10 / 1906

Mexico / Mexico City

2011/ 34(3): 197-207 
O. Puche Riart, L. F. Mazadiego Martínez 

The 10th International Geology Congress, Mexico (1906)

https://doi.org/10.18814/epiiugs/2011/v34i3/006

11 / 1910

Sweden / Stockholm

2004/27(4): 284-292

Björn Sundquist, Christer Nordlund

Science and Honour: The 11th International Geological Congress in Stockholm 1910

https://doi.org/10.18814/epiiugs/2004/v27i4/008

12 / 1913

Canada / Toronto

2007/ 30(4): 290-295  
Gerard V. Middleton       

The 12th International Geological Congress, Toronto, 1913

https://doi.org/10.18814/epiiugs/2007/v30i4/005

13 / 1922

Belgium / Brussels

 

14 / 1926

Spain / Madrid 

2005/ 28(1): 42-47 
Francisco J. Ayala-Carcedo, Antonio Perejón, Luis Jordá, Octavio Puche-Riart

The XIV International Geological Congress of 1926 in Spain

https://doi.org/10.18814/epiiugs/2005/v28i1/005

15 / 1929

South Africa / Pretoria                  

2013/ 36(2): 125-137     
L. F. Mazadiego-Martínez, Octavio Puche-Riart                     

The 15th International Geological Congress, South Africa (1929):

The Resurgence of Wegener’s Continental Drift Theory

https://doi.org/10.18814/epiiugs/2013/v36i2/006

16 / 1933   

USA / Washington

1987/ 10(4): 329-332 
Thomas B. Nolan, Marie Siegrist

Recalling the 16th IGC, Washington 1933

2009/ 32(1): 33-40
Clifford M. Nelson 

The 16th International Geological Congress, Washington, 1933

https://doi.org/10.18814/epiiugs/2009/v32i1/005

17 / 1937 

USSR / Moscow

2004/ 27(2): 101-106
E.E. Milanovsky

Three sessions of the International Geological Congress held in Russia and the USSR (1897, 1937, 1984)

https://doi.org/10.18814/epiiugs/2004/v27i2/003

18 / 1948

U.K. / London

2004/ 27(3): 195-198
Rudolf Trümpy

The 18th International Geological Congress, Great Britain, 1948

https://doi.org/10.18814/epiiugs/2004/v27i3/007

19 / 1952

Algeria / Algiers

2005/ 28(4): 257-262  
Michel Durand-Delga  

The XIXth International Geological Congress, Algiers, 1952

https://doi.org/10.18814/epiiugs/2005/v28i4/004

20 / 1956

Mexico / Mexico City

2009/ 32(3): 194-207 
L. F. Mazadiego Martínez, O. Puche Riart

The 20th International Geological Congress, Mexico (1956)

https://doi.org/10.18814/epiiugs/2009/v32i3/006

 

21 / 1960 

Nordic Countries / Copenhagen

2007/ 30(2): 125-130 
Henning Sørensen

The 21st International Geological Congress, Norden 1960

https://doi.org/10.18814/epiiugs/2007/v30i2/008

22 / 1964 

India / New Delhi

2011/34(4): 263-267     
Kottapalli S. Murty, David Oldroyd

The 22nd International Geological Congress, New Delhi, 1964

https://doi.org/10.18814/epiiugs/2011/v34i4/005

23 / 1968

Czechoslovakia / Prague

24 / 1972

Canada / Montreal

     

25 / 1976        

Australia / Sydney

2015/ 38(3): 208-217 
Barry J. Cooper, David F. Branagan   

The 25th International Geological Congress, Sydney, Australia (1976)

https://doi.org/10.18814/epiiugs/2015/v38i3/007

26 / 1980 

France / Paris

2006/ 29(2): 123-127
Gabriel Gohau 

The 26th International Geological Congress, Paris, 1980

https://doi.org/10.18814/epiiugs/2006/v29i2/007

27 / 1984              

USSR / Moscow

2004/ 27(2): 101-106
E.E. Milanovsky             

Three sessions of the International Geological Congress held in Russia and the USSR (1897, 1937, 1984)

https://doi.org/10.18814/epiiugs/2004/v27i2/003

28 / 1989        

USA / Washington

2013/ 36(1): 58-65   
Clifford M. Nelson  

The 28th International Geological Congress, Washington, 1989

https://doi.org/10.18814/epiiugs/2013/v36i1/008

29 / 1992

Japan / Kyoto

 

 

 

30 / 1996

China / Beijing

     

31 / 2000      

Brazil / Rio de Janeiro

2016/ 39(3): 518-523 

Carlos O. Berbert, Umberto G. Cordani

The 31st International Congress, Rio De Janeiro, Brazil 2000

https://doi.org/10.18814/epiiugs/2016/v39i2/99772

 

 

 

 

 

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