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History

Collected below are documents that offer some historical perspectives of the IUGS and related matters.

The Roots of IUGS (A history of its founding)

A Brief History of the International Geological Congress

Giovanni Capellini and the origin of the International Geological Congress

Three sessions of the International Geological Congress held in Russia and the USSR (1897, 1937, 1984)

The First International Geological Congress, Paris 1878
The Second International Geological Congress, Bologna 1881
The third International Geological Congress, Berlin 1885
The Fifth International Geological Congress, Washington 1891
The Sixth International Geological Congress, Zurich 1894
The VIII International Geological Congress, Paris 1900
The 10th International Geology Congress, Mexico 1906
The 11th International Geological Congress, Stockholm 1910
The 12th International Geological Congress, Toronto 1913
The 15th International Geological Congress, South Africa 1929
The 16th International Geological Congress, Washington 1933
The 18th International Geological Congress, Great Britain 1948
The 20th International Geological Congress, Mexico 1956
The 21st International Geological Congress, Norden 1960
The 22nd International Geological Congress, New Delhi 1964
The 25th International Geological Congress, Sydney 1976
The 26th International Geological Congress, Paris 1980
The 28th International Geological Congress, Washington 1989
The 31st International Congress, Rio De Janeiro 2000
The 32nd International Geological Congress, Florence 2004
The 33rd International Geological Congress, Oslo 2008
The 34th International Geological Congress, Brisbane 2012
The 35th International Geological Congress, Cape Town 2016