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1: Mine Prospecting

Public Domain

2: Meeting of the Geological Society of America in Harpers Ferry, West Virginia, 1897

Public Domain

3: Cross Section of the

Earth's Crust

Images copyright © 2000 by Cartography Associates. Images may be reproduced or transmitted, but not for commercial use.
4: Eruption of Mount Etna
Public Domain
5: Geological Map of India

John Murray: A handbook for travellers in India, Burma, and Ceylon, 1911.


No Copyright


6: Lauter-Aar-Glacier

Caspar Wolf: Der Lauteraargletscher, 1776.


Public Domain

Header: Cross Section

of London to Snowdon

William Smith: Geological section from London to

Snowdon showing the varieties of the strata and the

correct altitudes of the hills, 1817.

Public Domain




Our Partners

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

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Our Mission

The primary objective of 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 is an ongoing Commission, which acts within an international context and with an interdisciplinary approach, addressing the varied topics of history of Earth sciences within congresses, symposia, articles, books, collections of documents and digitalisation projects.


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PD Dr. Martina Kölbl-Ebert
Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences
University of of Munich
Luisenstrass 37
80333 Munich



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