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History of TSK conferences

Initiated as an originally German-speaking meeting ("Tektonik - Strukturgeologie - Kristallingeologie"), the TSK conference series has by now become a traditional gathering of structural geologists, tectonicists and geoscientists working on crystalline rocks. It is a forum for all those interested in the links between igneous and/or metamorphic petrology, tectonics and rheology.

The TSK conferences are particularly aimed at giving a forum for young scientists to present their MSc and PhD work. A fundamental tenet of all TSK symposia since 1986 was to always have all oral presentations grouped into consecutive sessions that are held in one central conference room, rather than organising several parallel sessions at a time. The TSK Jena 2018 will of course maintain this tradition.

In September 2016, the TSK forum has been upgraded to an official section of the German Geological Society (DGGV).

TSK symposia are organized every two years in changing locations. The TSK Jena 2018 meeting was be the 17th gathering of its kind since the first meeting in Tübingen back in 1986.

The following interactive map indicates all TSK conference locations.