Past 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, 26. January 2017, 7.30 pm

Skarns, greisen and pegmatite: research into processing complex ores using the example of the EU’s FAME project

Dr. Wolfgang Reimer, Freiberg Geocompetence Centre e.V.
151. Freiberg Kolloquium, senate hall of the TU Bergakademie Freiberg, Akademiestraße 6

As the latest round of the Freiberg Colloquium kicks off in the new year, we begin by taking a look at Saxony and the broader European context: What are the obstacles to the development of our ore deposits in Saxony? What is the situation in other European countries? How does the European Union help us, and how does joint research take place in the international environment? Dr Wolfgang Reimer, Director of the Freiberg Geocompetence Centre, will provide an overview of this using the example of the EU’s FAME - Flexible And Modular Economic processing technologies research project. He’ll lead the audience on a journey through eight European mining nations and will discuss the relationships between sustainable mining, local acceptance, technological developments, and also business commitments. He’ll explain the origin and necessity of development and innovation in the raw materials industry as a response to the social and politico-economic challenges of conducting mining in the contemporary environment.

Entrance free.

Thursday, 16. February 2017, 7.30 pm

Perspectives of the collections at TU Bergakademie Freiberg

Dr. Andreas Benz, TU Bergakademie Freiberg
152. Freiberg Kolloquium, senate hall of the TU Bergakademie Freiberg, Akademiestraße 6

The ‘Perspectives of the mining collection at TU Bergakademie Freiberg’ exhibition, put together by students at the Institute for Industrial Archaeology and Scientific and Technical History (IWTG) together with the Kustodie (custodians of the university’s cultural assets), is still open to view in the terra mineralia lecture theatre until 19 February.

Starting with the exhibition’s title, Dr Andreas Benz, director of the TU Bergakademie Kustodie since April 2016, will present the Bergakademie’s diverse collections from the point of view of a recent arrival to Freiberg. The focus of this introductory historical outline will be the changing significance of the items, some of which are more than 250 years old. Continuities will at the same time be highlighted. Following on from this, attendees will receive insights into the Kustodie’s current work, including a discussion of future potential uses. What is the relevance of university collections in general in the 21st century? And what are the specific prospects for the TU Bergakademie Freiberg’s collections?