Lectures 2019

The ‘Freiberg Colloquium’ is a series of lectures of the Saxon State Office for Environment, Agriculture and Geology, of the Saxon Mining Authority, of the Geokompetenzzentrum Freiberg. e.V., of the Saxon State Archives/Mining Archives, of the TU Bergakademie Freiberg and of the terra mineralia.

Thursday, 20 June 2019, 19:30

"In memoriam dr. Heinrich Douffet (1934 – 2017) -
Freiberg honorary citizen, city councilor and geologist"

Prof. Dr. Steffen Wagner, dr. Harald Walter & dr. Volker Benedix
175th Freiberg Colloquium, new venue: Senate Hall of the TU Bergakademie Freiberg, Akademiestrasse 6.

Our honorary citizen, Dr. Heinrich Douffet, would have turned 85 on 25 May 2019. In his honour, there will be a "Freiberger Colloquium" on 20 June 2019 at 19.30 in the Senate Hall of the TU Bergakademie Freiberg. Heinrich Douffet passed his high school diploma in Freiberg at the secondary school "Geschwister Scholl" and then studied geology at the TU Bergakademie Freiberg.

After 25 years in the Geological Service, later VEB Geological Research and Exploration, he moved to the District Art Centre Karl-Marx-Stadt in 1983. In 1990 he was a member of the last democratically legitimated People's Chamber of the GDR and took over the Museums / Monument Preservation Department of the Saxon Ministry of Science and Art. Dr. Heinrich Douffet was a CDU member of the city council from 1994 to 2004 and a member of the district parliament from 1989 to 1994. In 1999 he finished his active professional activity. Already as a teenager he showed interest in culture and history. As a ground monument conservator and representative for the preservation of monuments of the city of Freiberg and the district of Freiberg, he fought tirelessly for the preservation not only of our old town. In 1982 he received the town honour plaque in silver and in 1986 the architecture prize of the district, in 2004 the Andreas-Möller history prize and in 2005 the citizens prize of the town of Freiberg. Dr. Heinrich Douffet became an honorary member of the Freiberger Altertumsverein in 2014 and an honorary citizen of the city of Freiberg in 2017.

He was one of the initiators for the intended inclusion of the Montan region Erzgebirge in the UNESCO list of the world cultural heritage, for which he stood up until his death. A close connection existed to the city and mining museum, to the city archive Freiberg and to the TU Bergakademie Freiberg as a member of the Association of Friends and Supporters of the TU Bergakadamie Freiberg. Dr. Heinrich Douffet has shared his knowledge in more than 100 book and magazine publications. His donations to museums and associations as well as his extensive legacy contribute to preserve valuable cultural assets for the future. The speakers St. Wagner, H. Walther and V. Benedix would like to outline his life in the colloquium and pay tribute to Dr. Heinrich Douffet as a geologist and monument conservator who holds a doctorate. Thanks go in advance to those who supported them. (Prof. Dr. rer. nat. habil. Steffen Wagner).

Thursday, 5 September 2019, 19:30

"The rehabilitation of the Rothschönberger Stolln - what's next?"

Tobias Dressler, Department Manager Underground Mining SächsOBA
176th Freiberg Colloquium, lecture hall at terra mineralia, Freudenstein Castle.

Thursday, September 26, 2019, 19:30

"Challenges to the phasing out of the brown coal mining in Saxony"

Oberberghauptmann Prof. dr. Bernhard Cramer
177th Freiberg Colloquium, lecture hall at terra mineralia, Freudenstein Castle.

Thursday, November 28, 2019, 19:30

"The Tellerhäuser pilot project: New processing attempts for domestic
complex ores in a big way"

Prof. Karl Gerald van den Boogaart, Head of Modeling and Evaluation,
Helmholtz Institute Freiberg for Resource Technology
178th Freiberg Colloquium, lecture hall at terra mineralia, Freudenstein Castle.