Coming Symposia


28th International Union of Geodesy and Geophysics (IUGG), Berlin, 11 – 20 July 2023


INHIGEO sponsors a History of Volcanology session at the 28th IUGG General Assembly. This cross-disciplinary symposium forms part of INHIGEO’s outreach activities where we interact with scientific congresses in order to raise awareness of the history of our science.


V10 History of Volcanology and Historical Volcanology (chaired by Claudia Principe and Martina Kölbl-Ebert)


The history of volcanology is the history of ideas and processes that investigate the reason volcanic events occur and the physical processes that regulate them. The maturation and changes of these ideas over time have made volcanology the science we know today. While the term historical volcanology must refer to the use of historical data, be it documentary or figurative, for the description of volcanic phenomena, for example through the description of eruptive phenomenologies, their products, and the resulting morphologies in written texts and pictorial works. In both cases, these disciplines require a marked multidisciplinarity, historical and volcanological approach, and aim to reconstruct volcanological processes and events of the past. Contributions from both of these points of view are welcomed.

Abstract submission deadline of 14 February 2023

For detailed information on the congress please visit



48th INHIGEO Annual Symposium, Kraków (Poland), 31 July – 4 August 2023


Next year’s INHIGEO conference will be held at the headquarters of the Polish Academy of Arts and Science, Kraków.


There will be a 1-day mid-conference fieldtrip and a 5 days pre-conference fieldtrip (26–30 July).


Main topics of the conference will be the


1) history of geological mapping

2) history of mining and old mines as objects of geological and mining heritage and their contemporary use (tourist, balneological objects, etc.)

3) history of geodiversity conservation and the formation of geoparks

4) origin and development of geological research

5) general contributions and biographies of famous geologists


Registration fees:


500 euros for Conference and mid-conference trip (early bird registration)
250 euro for students and PhD. students

Fee will include: coffee breaks and lunch during the Conference, transportation and lunch during the Mid-Meeting trip, as well as the Conference dinner at the one of the famous Cracow restaurant.

500 euros for preconference trip (early bird registration)

Fee will include: transportation, hotel, breakfast, lunch and dinner.

300 euros for special program for accompanying participants (early bird registration)

Fee will include: Special tours during the Conference, mid- conference Trip and the conference gala dinner.

(!) Registration does not include hotel cost during the Conference.


Deadline for Expression of Interest:  31st December 2022


Abstract submission to the congress:  1st May 2023




For more information please see the 1st Circular: First_Circular_2023.pdf




INHIGEO Annual Conferences for 2024 and 2025 are scheduled as follows:


2024 – 49th INHIGEO Symposium, South Korea, Busan (in association with the 37th IGC)


2025 – 49th INHIGEO Symposium, New Zealand, Dunedin (in association with 27th ICHST)




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 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.


Contact Us


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



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