Central European Conference on Geomorphology and Quaternary Sciences

23.09 - 27.09.2018  
Giessen, Germany

The Central European Conference on Geomorphology and Quaternary Sciences will be held in Giessen, Germany, from 23–27 September 2018.


The conference will take place in the “Uni-Hauptgebäude”, the main building of the Justus-Liebig-University (JLU) Giessen. It is located near the city centre of Giessen within easy walking distance of shops, bars and restaurants. Address: Ludwigstrasse 23, 35390 Giessen.


The conference is organized by the German Association on Geomorphology (AKG - Deutscher Arbeitskreis für Geomorphologie) and the German Quaternary Association (DEUQUA – Deutsche Quartärvereinigung), and will be hosted by the Department of Geography, Justus-Liebig-University Giessen.


For the first time, the conference is arranged as a joint conference of AKG and DEUQUA, bringing together the closely related disciplines of Quaternary Sciences and Geomorphology, both dealing with the earth surface, its processes and related sediments. Following this idea, the theme of the conference is:

Geomorphology and Quaternary Sciences: Connecting disciplines

Following this motto, the conference will present cutting edge research from both disciplines with their specific and individual perspectives. Oral presentations and poster sessions will be accompanied by a number of keynote lectures. Pre- and post-conference field trips and a public evening lecture will complement the scientific program.

The conference is open to all scientists interested in Geomorphology and Quaternary Sciences and especially young scientists are invited to participate.


Access the program here:


6 July 2018: Deadline of Abstract Submission.

Submit abstracts here:


15 June 2018: End of Early Registration.
14 September 2018: End of Late Registration Period

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Keynote speakers

Evening lecture
Monday 24 September - 19:00
Prof. Dr. Friedemann Schrenk
Senckenberg Gesellschaft für Naturforschung (Paleoanthropology Section) - Frankfurt am Main

Keynote 1
Monday 24 September 2018 - 14:15
Prof. Dr. Hans Middelkoop, Utrecht University (Department of Physical Geography)

Keynote 2
Tuesday 25 September 2018 - 14:15
Prof. Dr. Flavio Anselmetti, University of Bern (Institute of Geological Sciences)

Keynote 3
Wednesday 26 September 2018 - 14:15
Prof. Dr. Wilfried Haeberli (em.), University of Zurich (Department of Geography)

Ice-Breaker party

The Ice-Breaker party will be held on Sunday 23 September at 18:00 in the “Neues Schloss”, one of the buildings of the Department of Geography of the JLU Giessen. It is located at the Zeughaus-Campus in the city centre of Giessen. Address: Senckenbergstrasse 1, 35390 Giessen.

Further information

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