Coming Symposia


Symposium 42- Yerevan, Armenia, 12-18 September 2017


This conference is being planned as a 50th Anniversary INHIGEO conference.

The first meeting of INHIGEO was held in Yerevan in 1967 and this conference will be held at the Armenian Academy of Sciences in Yerevan, the same venue as the 1967 meeting.

The conference themes being considered are:

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

Both mid-conference and post-conference field trips are being planned to geological sites, historical sites, archaeological sites, geological museum and the Armenian Museum of Ancient Manuscripts (Matendaran).

For any questions please contact organising committee by e-mail at or Khachatur Meliksetian at   .

Symposium 43 - November 2018, Mexico City

This meeting will be held in the Palace of Mining, Mexico City, one of the masterpieces of Neoclassical architecture in the Americas, designed by Spanish sculptor and architect Manuel Tolsá. Visits to the ancient library and archives will be organized.

The closing ceremony will be held in the Geological Museum (1906), original seat of the Geological Institute, where a guided visit will be organized, as well as cocktails.

The Mid-Meeting field trip to Tepoztlan, will cross one of the most impressive Quaternary volcanic fields of the Transmexican Volcanic belt in central Mexico. The field trip includes a visit to the scenic Miocene volcanic succession near Tepoztlan, which is a beautiful village with traditional architecture.

A Post-Meeting five-day field trip to Oaxaca, with the goal of travelling along a representative section of the central Mexico stratigraphy, from the Quaternary volcanic successions to the Proterozoic high-grade metamorphic terrains. Overnights will be in Puebla, Tehuacan and Oaxaca. Important geologic landscapes to see during trip are the highest stratovolcanoes in Mexico, the Tehuacán Valley, the Juarez range and the colorful Jurassic units of Oaxaca.

For further information, please contact our Professor Luz Azuela, Instituto de Geografía, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, Circuito Exterior s/n Ciudad Universitaria, 04510, México, D. F. MEXICO

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