Coming Symposia

 Symposium 39 - Asilomar Conference Center, Monterey Peninsula, California, USA , 7-10 July 2014

This INHIGEO meeting will be held in the Asilomar Conference Grounds on the Monterey Peninsula, California, USA. It will be sponsored by the Geological Society of America and supported by its History and Philosophy of Geology Division.


The Conference Themes will be:


1. Doing the History of the Earth Sciences: What, Why, and How?

2. California’s Place in the History of the Earth Sciences


A mid meeting excursion has been scheduled for Wednesday 9 July with a visit to the Point Lobos State Nature Reserve.


A six-day post conference field trip is also being planned east from Asilomar across the San Joaquin Valley to Yosemite National Park, then across the Sierra Nevada to the western margin of the Great Basin with a return trip visiting localities from the mid 19th-century California Gold Rush.


Asilomar is a noted meeting facility beautifully situated by the Pacific Ocean on the Monterey Peninsula, 177km south of San Francisco.


The Third Circular has now been issued (see attachment below). 


Up-to-date conference information (as well as earlier Circulars) can be found at the conference website: .

Registration is also now open at the conference website: .


Further information can be provided by Professor Ken Taylor at



Symposium 40 - Beijing, China, late June 2015


The 2015 INHIGEO conference will be held at the China University of Geosciences in Beijing, China.


The general conference theme will be “Geology and the development of economy and society”. The symposia topics include:


1.    History of mineral enterprises

2.    Biographies of geologists

3.    Conservation of geological relics

4.    General contribution to the history of geology


The associated field trips will be as follows:


Mid-meeting excursions (1 day)

·         Shouyun National Mine Park, northeastern Beijing.

·         Peking Man Site Museum, southern Beijing.


Post-meeting field trip (3~4 days)

·         East China: Mount Tai, Temple of Confucius, and several geothermal areas and mining areas.


The First Conference Circular will be issued around June 2014.



Barry Ananian-Cooper,
15 Jan 2014, 21:49