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History of Speleology includes various subjects, countries and times. This symposium will emphasize the part of men and caving clubs in exploring and discovering the secrets of underground world. This history spreads on the whole earth in every time. Study of explorations also deals with history of technical aspects, with innovations and perfectings. This study is necessary to retain the memory of Speleology.
This symposium will be interested in the various uses of underground world for regional economic activity (tourism, water or air cures, mushroom beds, undeground research laboratories…) or in the history of explorations : discovering and mapping the caves, history of archeological discoveries, hydrogeological or biological observations… In fact, history of Speleology should be read through the prism of sceinces history.
The symposium is opened to all proposals in connection with history of explorations, technics, structuration of clubs or federations, cavers’ biographies. Proposals should also deal with history of caves or speleological networks ; they may be thematic or geographical, whatever scale of analysis is chosen.