Department for the History of Geology

 

Our History

  • 1949-1991 The group of historians of geology has been working in the Geological Institute of the USSR Academy of Sciences under the leadership of Vladimir Vladimirovich Tikhomirov (1915-1994). He made the history of geology widely recognized. The International Commission on the History of Geological Sciences (INHIGEO) was founded in the year 1967, and Tikhomirov was elected its first President.
  • 1991-2015 The Department for the History of Geology was affiliated with the Vernadsky State Geological Museum, Russian Academy of Sciences.
  • May 2015 the Department for the History of Geology has returned to the Geological Institute of the Russian Academy of Sciences.

V. Tikhomirov
V. Tikhomirov (1915-1994)

 

International Union of Geological Sciences
V. Tikhomirov History of Geology Award (est. 2012)
International Union of Geological Sciences V. Tikhomirov History of Geology Award (est. 2012)

 

The Commemoration of Vladimir V. Tikhomirov (1915-1994).

Scientific funds

  • Over 5 000 books on history and methodology of geosciences
  • About 500 000 bibliographical items
  • Over 8 000 personal files (documents, correspondence, memoirs)
  • About 10 000 portraits of geologists (photos and pictures)

Information about individual items is available on request. Internet-resources - see Projects.

Projects

  1. Malakhova I.G., Bessudnova Z.A., Khomizuri G.P., Minina E.L. Foreign Members of the Russian Academy of Science. XVIII-XXI: Geology & Mining / Ed. I.G. Malakhova. Moscow: Nauka, 2012. 641 p.
    Digital book: http://elpub.wdcb.ru/ebooks/formemb.pdf
  2. The Digital Library Russian Scientific Heritage (the Project of the Russian Academy of Sciences) (in Russian). There are few hundred geological publications now in Russian, German or French. The Digital Library Russian Scientific Heritage: http://e-heritage.ru
  3. The Information System History of Geology and Mining is the project of the Department for the History of Geology. It is the continuously filling up with information on geoscientists (articles, bibliography, documents, and pictures). The System has English interface and advanced search. Information about 600 geoscientists is available on http://scirus.benran.ru/higeo/.

Selected publications 2016

  • Fancong Meng, Hyai-Jen Yang, Makeyev A.B., <> Bryanchaninova N.Y Jadeite in the Syum-Keu ultramafic complex from Polar Urals, Russia: insights into fluid activity in subduction zones // European J. Mineralogy. 2016. Vol. 28. N 4. DOI: 10.1127/ejm/2016/0028-2563. URL
  • Malakhova, I.G.NickolayP. Yushkin: short meetings, and long memory // Academician Nickolay Pavlovich Yushkin: To the 80th anniversary. Syktyvkar: InstituteofGeology, Komi Scientific Center of the Urals Branch, Russian Academy of Sciences, 2016. P. 85-88 : il.
  • Malakhova, I.G. Commemoration of the leader of the history of geology Vladimir V. Tikhomirov (1915-1994) // The S.I. Vavilov Institute of the History Science and Technology of the Russian Academy of Sciences: the yearly conference 2015: Proceedings. Vol. 2. Moscow: Lenand/ 2015. P. 287-291.
  • Vtorov I.P. At the roots of modern geology: William Smith map, 1815 // Vavilov Institute of History of Science and Technology RAS: The Annual Scientific Conference: [Moscow. 28 March -1 April. 2016]: Proc. M: IIET RAS, 2016. P. 531-533.URL
  • Vtorov, I.P. Soil as a museum exhibit in Russia // 13th International Erbe symposium: cultural heritage in geosciences, mining and metallurgy, libraries-archives-museums: [Banska Štiavnica, Slovakia. 15-20 June, 2015]: Proceedings. Banska Štiavnica: Slovak Mining Museum, 2016. P. 237-241.

Meetings 2016

  • Bryanchaninova, N.I. The pre-history of topomineralogy // International scientific conference to the 300 anniversary of the Fersman Mineralogical Museum of the Russian Academy of Sciences: [Moscow. Nov. 21-24, 2016 .]. URL
  • Kalenov, N.E., Malakhova, I.G.The information system History of geology and mining as an example of various resources integration // 20th scientific meeting Information support of science: new technologies: [Ekaterinbourg. Sept. 19-23,2016 .]. Program. . URL Presentation. URL
  • Malakhova, I.G. Conservation of the scientific heritage in geosciences: information resources // The 8th All-Russian Geological Congress: [Moscow. Oct. 26-28, 2016]. Round Table 6. URL
  • Malakhova, I.G.Museums collections as the part of the Digital Library Sceintific heritage of Russia // International scientific conference to the 300 anniversary of the Fersman Mineralogical Museum of the Russian Academy of Sciences: [Moscow. Nov. 21-24, 2016]. URL
  • MalakhovaI.G.The Russian trace of Hans Stille Leibniz Sozietät //Kolloquium Hans Stille (1876-1966) deutscher Geologe mit Weltruf, akademischer Lehrer an den Universitäten Göttingen und Berlin, Funktionsträger der Akademie der Wissenschaften in Berlin in schwierigen Zeiten.: [Berlin, Germany. Okt. 14, 2016]URL
  • Vtorov, I.P. Methods of museum information presentation of in the electronic library "Russian Scientific Heritage// International scientific conference to the 300 anniversary of the Fersman Mineralogical Museum of the Russian Academy of Sciences: [Moscow, Nov. 21-24, 2016 .].

 

Contacts

Pyzhevsky per. 7, Moscow 119017, Russia.
Phone: +7 (495) 951-3049

Head of the Department
Irena G. Malakhova, PhD. mig@ginras.ru

Research fellows
Natalia I. Bryanchaninova, Dr. Sc. nimb@ginras.ru
Ivan P. Vtorov, PhD. vip@ginras.ru

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