Coming Symposia

 

42nd INHIGEO SYMPOSIUM - YEREVAN, ARMENIA, 12-18 SEPTEMBER 2017:


Celebrating the  50th Anniversary of INHIGEO 1967-2017  with the following themes.

1. 50 years of INHIGEO

2. Development of geological ideas and concepts

3. History of geology in Armenia

4. Ancient knowledge of stone and metals

5. Studies of historic and prehistoric evidences of seismic and volcanic activity

6. General contributions and biographies of famous geologists

 

IMPORTANT DATES:

15 May 2017 Deadline for abstract submission

15 May 2017 2nd Circular

15 July 2017 Closure of early bird registration for symposium and post-conference trips, on-line registration fee payment, for both symposium and post-conference excursions.

 

Contact: inhigeo2017@geology.am


Conference Website: http://inhigeo2017.geology.am/

 

 

SPECIAL JOINT MEETING – HISTORY OF GEOLOGY GROUP OF THE GEOLOGICAL SOCIETY OF LONDON (HOGG) – 9 NOVEMBER 2017:


A joint meeting of HOGG with the Royal Society of the Arts History Group is being planned for 9 November 2017 at the Geological Society rooms, Burlington House, Piccadilly, London.


The Society for the Encouragement of Arts, Manufactures and Commerce, founded in 1754, was a quintessential enlightenment organisation dedicated to raising the standard of life through encouraging invention, discovery and improvements. To this end it instituted a series of awards covering a broad spectrum of endeavour. Prizes in the field of chemistry, cartography, and land reclamation encouraged the emerging science and field practice of mineralogy and geology.


Although there were direct awards for mineralogical maps of England, Scotland and Ireland, other less direct awards set the scene by enabling geology and mineralogy to develop by exploitation of minerals, by hydrological and coastal defence work and by improved survey. Several prominent people of the time were members of both the Society of Arts and the Geological Society of London as well as other contemporary institutions, notably the Royal Institution.
Papers on the Society, its aims and organisation, its effectiveness in supporting the development of geology and mineralogy, and rivalries with other interested bodies, are being sought for this meeting.
Interested INHIGEO members should contact the HOGG convenor, John Henry at john@geolmaps.com.

 

 

INHIGEO SYMPOSIA 2019-2021:


INHIGEO Annual Conferences for this period are scheduled as follows.

2018 – 43rd INHIGEO Conference, November, Mexico City

2019 – 44th INHIGEO Symposium Como/Varese, Italy

2020 – 45th INHIGEO Symposium New Delhi, India (in association with the 36th International Geological Congress)

2021 – 46th INHIGEO Symposium, Poland

 

 

 

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":

Invitation

 

 

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

Secretary-General

Ao. Univ.-Prof. Dr. Marianne Klemun

Department for History

University of Vienna

Universitätsring 1

1010 Wien

Austria

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