“Preserving Papers of People, Places, and Things: The OU History of Geology Collecting Initiative,” paper presented at the annual meeting of the Geological Society of America in Denver on Oct 9, 2022.
OU History of Geology Collecting Initiative.
Links from the last slide:
- OU History of Science Collections
- History of Geology Archives
- Mellon Travel Fellowships
- OU History of Science program at a glance (from the Consortium website)
What a privilege it was to gather with like-minded historians and geologists for the GSA annual conference this year. As always, our many conversations between the sessions were the highlight of the event. The History of Geology Division hosted a day of sessions on Sunday. The Geoheritage group, which overlaps significantly with the History of Geology Division, held a full day of sessions on Monday. On Tuesday there was a History of Geology luncheon, and excellent sessions on science communication, science journalism (with Peter Brannen; The Atlantic, Amazon), and film-making (Unconformity, with producer Jonathan DiMaio; movie website, IMDB). If you are one of the students I interacted with, know that I enjoyed our conversations immensely.