Senckenberg Research

Aim and history

aim of the conference:

This Conference will focus on Cenozoic magmatism in Central Europe dealing with multifarious aspects of igneous systems.
A main intention will be the communication between scientists with different scientific approach to Cenozoic magmatism. The scientific program will be subdivided into three major features: (1) physical, mineralogical and chemical characteristics of the magma source and melt generation processes, (2) physical, chemical, mineralogical and textural composition of the lithosphere and its interaction with ascending magmas and fluids as well as the development of the fluids itself and (3) volcanism, eruption styles, crystallisation, alteration, growth and decease of volcano edifices. The meeting should highlight the process-oriented and material aspects of within-plate magmatism in Central Europe and adjacent areas from Spain to Ukraine and from Greece to Great Britain. All disciplines of geosciences ranging from geology and physical volcanology to petrology, mineralogy, geochemistry and geophysics will be employed. Contributions are invited on the subjects of active magmatic processes, landscape evolution and the impact of volcanoes on society (resources, hazards) as well as the awareness/understanding of the general public towards the science of vulcanology through, for example geotourism . In honour of Prof. K.H. Scheumann (1881-1964) special attention will be devoted to the 100th anniversary of his polzenite definition. Contributions on the subject of melilitic rocks in general and new views of the type localities in Northern Bohemia will be welcome.



history of the conference: 

The meeting is incorporated in a series of international conferences following from:

(1) Praha 1991 (CZ):
Symposium on Central European Alkaline volcanic rocks

(2) Liblice 1998 (CZ):
Final session of IGCP 369, Subproject 2a “Magmatism and rift basin evolution: Peritethyan region”

(3) Teplá near Třebenice – Ústí nad Labem – Mariánske Láznĕ 2002 (CZ):
HIBSCH 2002 Symposium

(4) Czocha Castle 2004 (PL):
International workshop “BASALTS 2004”

Basalt: 19991; 1998; 2002; 2004