3rd International Symposium on Paleohistology

July 2-5, 2015    Bonn, Germany


  • Thank you participants for a great meeting!

 Thanks to everyone for making ISPH 2015 a success!

It is our pleasure to invite you to the 3rd International Symposium on Paleohistology to be held at the University of Bonn in Bonn, Germany, from July 2nd to July 5th, 2015. The University of Bonn has a rich history in paleontological and evolutionary research, making it a befitting venue.

Our region, the Rhineland, is very open to the world and easily embraces new experiences. Once an event has taken place twice, it is already considered a “tradition”. It is in this spirit that we invite you to participate in another successful International Symposium on Paleohistology, ISPH 3.


Important Dates:

October 31, 2014
November 15, 2014
February 28, 2015
March 31, 2015
April 15, 2015
June 15, 2015

Call for Abstracts
Registration Opens
Abstract Submission/Travel Grant Deadline
Notices of Abstract/Travel Grant Acceptance
Early Bird Registration Closes
Regular Registration Closes


Registration Costs

Early Bird (Ends April 15)
Standard (Ends June 15)


100 Eur
150 Eur


150 Eur
250 Eur

Keynote Speakers

Wendy Dirks

Department of Anthropology
Durham University, UK
How dental histology tracks life history from the individual to the species.

Eva-Maria Griebeler

Department of Ecology
Johannes Gutenberg-University Mainz, Germany
The life history of fossil taxa: What can growth curves tell us?

Konstantin Mikhailov

Paleontological Museum
Paleontological Institute of the Russian Academy of Science, Moscow, Russia
The questions of identification and interpretation of fine biocrystalline structure in avian and ornithoid dinosaurian eggshells.

Sophie Sanchez

Department of Organismal Biology
Uppsala University, Sweden
X-ray microtomography: new perspectives applied to palaeohistology.

Jakob Vinther

Departments of Biological Sciences and Earth Sciences
Bristol University, UK
Characterisation of melanin in fossil vertebrates – reconstructing ancient colouration and evolution of amniote integuments.

Holly Woodward

Oklahoma State University, Center for Health Sciences, USA
Back to basics and testing assumptions in paleohistology.


About the Logo

Logo design by Jasmina Wiemann

The logo highlights several aspects well suited for the Bonn, 2015 meeting. The dwarf sauropod dinosaur, Europasaurus, stands in front of a histology-filled silhouette of the main dome of Poppelsdorf Palace, the main venue for ISPH 2015. This late Jurassic sauropod is a fitting representative, as it was discovered in Lower Saxony, Germany, and its dwarf status was verified with histological investigations.

Photo Credits