Kutina, Jan; Pouba, Zdenek; Vanek, Jiri
published: Jan 1, 1996
ArtNo. ESP136000503011, Price: 19.00 €
This issue of Global Tectonics and Metallogeny presents papers of the Colloquium "Ore Deposits and Deep Structure of the Earth", held in Prague on June 28-29, 1992. The Colloquium was organized at the 16th World Congress of the Czechoslovak Society of Arts and Sciences. This society, generally known by its Czech (or Slovak) abbreviation SVU ("Spolecnost pro vedy a umeni") was founded in the United States in the years of 1956-1958. It was established as a cultural organization, promoting scientific and cultural activities among scientists and artists of Czech and Slovak origin. The first World Congress of the Society was held in Washington, D.C. in April 1962. Since then, chapters of the Society have been created in a number of cities on several continents, with a total membership of over 2000 people in 1992. The 16th World Congress was the first one in the history of the Society that could be held in Prague and Bratislava. It was organized in the days of June 26-July 2, 1992, jointly with the Council of Czech and Slovak Scientific Societies, to which the Czech Geological Society belongs, under the auspices of Charles University in Prague, in cooperation with Comenian University in Bratislava. The general theme of the Congress was "Czechoslovakia, Europe, and the World: Arts and Sciences in the International Setting". Section No. 8 of the Congress was devoted to geology, and was divided into two parts. The first part, chaired by Professor Z. Pouba, was titled "Czechoslovak Geology on the Crossroad". The second part included papers of the colloquium "Ore Deposits and Deep Structure of the Earth".