Lectures 2017

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 Technical University of Freiberg and of the terra mineralia.

Thursday, 29. June 2017, 7.30 pm

The Geoscientific Collections of Abraham Gottlob Werner

Prof. Gerhard Heide, Professor of Theoretical and Applied Mineralogy, Director of the Geoscientific Collections and Scientific Director at terra mineralia, TU Bergakademie Freiberg

156. Freiberg Kolloquium, senate hall of the TU Bergakademie Freiberg, Akademiestr. 6, free entrance.

The mineralogist Abraham Gottlob Werner (1749–1817) in a portrait by Christian Leberecht Vogel. Photo: wikipedia.

When Werner’s nine geoscientific collections were assessed in 1814, they were valued at 55,864 thalers and 8 groschen. Compared with last April’s spectacular find of around 300 thalers in Saxon Switzerland, Werner’s collections are inconceivably valuable. What is the value and significance of these collections today? What is our responsibility with respect to material cultural artefacts? How can we do justice to this in our modern era of digitisation? There’s no doubt that these questions can only be answered if we analyse and reappraise these objects and collections, together with their history, from the perspective of today. The surprising thing is that of the many hundreds of publications on Werner, only a handful have engaged with the collections’ contents and the collections themselves. The recently completed DFG project threw up a wealth of new discoveries.

Thursday, 28. September 2017, 7.30 pm

Saxon raw materials data – treasures for business and science: results of the ROHSA 3 project

Dipl.-Geol. Katrin Kleeberg, (SOBA, LfULG)
157. Freiberg Kolloquium, terra mineralia lecture room, Freudenstein Castle

Thursday, 26. October 2017, 7.30 pm

Arno Hermann Müller and palaeontology in the GDR

Prof. J.W. Schneider, Dr. H. Walter, Freiberg
158. Freiberg Kolloquium, terra mineralia lecture room, Freudenstein Castle

Thursday, 30. November 2017, 7.30 pm

Restoration with limestone/marble using the example of Freiberg Cathedral

Prof. Heiner Siedel, TU Dresden
159. Freiberg Kolloquium, terra mineralia lecture room, Freudenstein Castle