Wednesday, July 2, 2014

International Multidisciplinary Scientific GeoConferences, Bulgaria

Australian Earth Sciences Convention, Newcastle, NSW, Australia

International Commission on the History of Geological Sciences, Pacific Grove, California, USA

In 1994, the Geological Society of America hosted the Penrose Conference, “From the Inside and the Outside: Interdisciplinary Perspectives on the History of the Earth Sciences.” The focus of that meeting was on how practicing scientists (“insiders”) and professional historians (“outsiders”) approached research in our field. Twenty years later, it is fitting to ask where we stand presently on fundamental questions about scholarly inquiry into the development of the geosciences...