International Symposium on Palaeohistology 2019



The 5th International Symposium on Palaeohistology will be hosted by the Palaeobiology Research Group of the University of Cape Town at the River Club, between the 31 July and 4 August 2019.

This international meeting brings together researchers at all levels (postgraduates, postdocs, established researchers) investigating the histology of mineralised tissues of extant and extinct animals.



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Venue - The River Club



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Important Dates


Call for abstracts: August 2018

Deadline for submissions: 31 January 2019

Notification of abstract acceptance: 15 February 2019

Welcome reception: 31 July 2019, Iziko SA Museum

Scientific sessions: 1 August – 3 August 2019

Fieldtrip: West Coast Fossil Park, 4 August 2019



Cape Town - Travel

The beautiful city of Cape Town, on the slopes of Table Mountain, is the setting for the conference experience. Cape Town is ideally placed to welcome delegates from Africa and around the world, with many international airlines offering direct flights to Cape Town or flights connecting in Johannesburg. July is winter in Cape Town, and you can expect beautiful, wind-free days,  read more....