Conferences and Events
The Natural History Museum London is offering A Fossil Hunter’s Virtual Tour of London’s Natural History Museum 6pm – 7pm on 18th and 25th March, and the 1st April 2021.
The Etches Collection: Museum of Jurassic Marine Life is hosting a conference Mary Anning Conference of Curiosities 9am – 5pm on Monday 12th April 2021. Early Bird Registration closes on the 16th March.
The 5th International Meeting of Early-stage Researchers in Palaeontology (IMERP) will take place online 18th – 21st May 2021. Registration closes on the 16th March 2021.
The American Institute for Conservation (AIC) and the Society for the Preservation of Natural History Collections (SPNHC) are holding a Joint Virtual Annual Meeting this year 10th May – 24th June 2021, with a week of pre-sessions and workshops 3rd – 7th May. Registration is via an online form.
The Museums Association is hosting All Inclusive: Championing Accessible Museums, to take place online 11am – 4pm 20th May 2021.
The 2021 virtual Digital Data in Biodiversity Research conference will be held 7th – 9th June 2021. It is due to be hosted by the Florida Museum of Natural History in co-sponsorship with iDigBio and the Natural Science Collections Alliance (NSCA). The abstract deadline is 23rd April 2021.
The 35th Meeting of the International Association of Sedimentologists will take place 21st – 25th June 2021, online. Early Bird Registration closes on the 14th April 2021.
The European Association of Vertebrate Palaeontologists will take place online 6th – 9th July 2021. The deadline for abstracts is the 15th May 2021.
The London Natural History Society is hosting a series of talks in 2021. On the 22nd July 2021, there is a palaeontology themed talk titled Microworld: How Microfossils Unravel Ancient Natural Histories by Anke Marsh, which will no doubt be of interest to many.
The Geographical Society is hosting their 2021 Annual International Conference online 31st August – 3rd September 2021. They are currently hoping to have some in-person elements where possible, due to be confirmed in April 2021.
The Marine Reptile Conference will now take place in May 2022 (exact dates TBC). The decision to postpone for another year is due to the strong desire from polled delegates to have an “in-person” meeting.
The 12th International Conference on Modern and Fossil Dinoflagellates has also been postponed for another year, and will now take place from 4th – 8th July 2022.
The Geological Society of London is hosting “2021: The Year of Space!” A series of talks on our solar system are taking place throughout the year:
22nd April 2021. Virtual event
12th May 2021. Virtual event
- Asteroids and Comets
30th June 2021. Virtual event
- The Moon and Early Earth
29th – 30th November 2021
Venue: The Geological Society, Burlington House, London
Popularizing Palaeontology is a “series of workshops and public engagement events, we will bring together an international group of humanities and social sciences scholars, scientists, museum professionals, artists, and participants from the cultural sector to reflect on these trends and build future collaborations. Mixing theoretical and practical discussions on the public circulation of scientific ideas, we will investigate the importance of palaeontological concepts in the modern world, while also developing new understandings and methods for science communication more generally.” If you would like to get involved with any of the following events, please contact the organisers through the PopPalaeo website.
- Thursday 25 March 2021: Ilja Nieuwland, TBC
- Tuesday 6 April 2021: Mark Witton, ‘The Crystal Palace Dinosaurs.’
- Wednesday 21 April 2021: Darren Naish, ‘The Dinosauroid.’
Women Advancing River Research Seminar Series. All seminars begin at 11 a.m. U.S. Eastern time (New York). The next three in the series are:
- 24th March 2021 Petra Döll, Goethe University Frankfurt, Germany
- 28th April 2021 Kamini Singha, Colorado School of Mines, US
- 18th May 2021 Michele Koppes, University of British Columbia, Canada
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