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REGISTRATION FOR THE FIFTH INTERNATIONAL GEORGES CUVIER SYMPOSIUM


FIFTH INTERNATIONAL GEORGES CUVIER SYMPOSIUM

Images of vanished worlds
First circular


Dear Colleagues,


Georges Cuvier (1769 – 1832), born in Montbéliard, made comparative anatomy a formal science and, by applying its principles, was one of the first to propose reconstructions of extinct animals.


His native city honoured him through various events since 1832. Since 1982, it organizes every 10 years an international symposium on palaeontology and comparative anatomy. In 2022, on the occasion of the 190th anniversary of his death, the 5th International Georges Cuvier Symposium will be held under the patronage of the city of Montbéliard and its museums. Its topic will be Palaeontology and Comparative Anatomy.


The aim of this meeting will be to explore, on the basis of factual examples, the various approaches which can be used to reconstruct fossils as once living organisms.The general topic of comparative anatomy and palaeontology will be illustrated by contributions highlighting new technologies, major transitions, history of science and palaeoart reconstructions.


Communications may cover all aspects of anatomy and palaeontology from the points of view of palaeobiological reconstructions (functional anatomy, biomechanics, ichnology, histology, reconstruction techniques, palaeoecology, palaeobiochemistry etc.). Contributions about history of science and palaeoart are also encouraged.


Additionally, it is expected that this meeting will also be open to the general public. Besides scientific communications, we encourage the participants to discuss their researches with the public in booths where techniques and scientific results can be displayed. Moreover, in parallel with the symposium, a temporary exhibition on the ‘’anatomy of imaginary species ‘’, based on J.S. STEYER’s book, will be held at the museum of the castle of the dukes of Wurtemberg in Montbéliard.


The symposium will take place in Montbéliard from Wednesday 19 to Saturday 22 October 2022. On Saturday 22 October, a field trip is planned, to discover the regional heritage.

Important dates :

End of September 2021 : First circular and opening of registration
30 November 2021 : deadline for first registration
March 2022 : Second circular and call for abstracts of presentations
31 July 2022 : end of registration
31 August 2022 : end of abstract submissions
30 September 2022 : Third circular and final programme
2023 : Publication of the Symposium proceedings in international peer-reviewed journal

Scientific committee :

Eric BUFFETAUT
Sébastien CLAUSEN
Thierry MALVESY
Jean-Sébastien STEYER
Philippe TAQUET
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