**The History of Earth Sciences Society is pleased to announce that John A. Diemer has been appointed editor of EARTH SCIENCES HISTORY. He will serve a three year term beginning in 2014. Dr. Diemer is Professor of Geography and Earth Sciences at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte in the United States. He received his B.A. from Oberlin College (1977) and his M.A. (1979) and Ph.D. (1985) from Binghamton University. He is an accomplished sedimentary geologist who has also had an active research program in the history of geology where he has concentrated on the geologic work of Roderick Murchison in Scotland, Russia, and Scandinavia. He has published two articles in EARTH SCIENCES HISTORY: “Old or New Red Sandstone? Evolution of a Nineteenth Century Stratigraphic Debate, Northern Scotland” (1996) and “Murchison’s Research Method: An Example from Southern Norway” (2008). Dr. Diemer is succeeding Dr. David R. Oldroyd who is completing his second three year term as editor of EHS.**
- Geological Society of America - 2013 Annual Meeting-Denver, CO, Oct. 27-30
- HESS is sponsoring two theme sessions, and HESS members are invited to present short papers. T145 is on Great Books in Geology and T149 on Parade of Presidents of the GSA. This is the 125th anniversary meeting of GSA and many special events are planned, including historically oriented field trips. For details and to submit an abstract online (deadline August 6), see www.geosociety.org and cruise the annual meeting section. HESS members pay the GSA member registration rate because HESS is an Associated Society of GSA.
- Geological Society of America - History and Philosophy of Geology (HAPG) Division
- Geological Society of London - History of Geology Group (HOGG)
- International Commission on the History of the Geosciences (INHIGEO)
- American Geosciences Institute (AGI)
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Some helpful resources for the history of geology are listed below. Please let us know of digital projects and online resources pertaining to the history of geology and we will add them to this list.
- Enhanced ePubs of historical works in geology prepared by Dr. Robert Cody. (Ideal for reading on touch interfaces including iPad and iPhone.)
- Online Galleries, History of Science Collections, University of Oklahoma Libraries. Offers high resolution images; many from works of geological interest including Agricola, Gesner, Kircher, Steno, Hutton, Lyell, Darwin, William Smith, and others.