National Geographic : 1904 Feb
EIGHTH INTERNATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC CONGRESS 75 information as to the convenience and pleasure of such members be obtained in time. Final information on these points will be given in the preliminary program of June, 1904. MEMBERSHIP Members of the Congress will be en titled to participate in all sessions and excursions, and to attend all social meetings in honor of the Congress; they will also (whether in attendance or not) receive the publications of the Congress, including the daily program and the final volume of proceedings. Membership may be acquired on pay ment of $5 (25 francs, i pound, or 20 marks) to the committee of arrange ments. Persons not members of such societies may acquire membership by a similar payment and election by the presidency. Ladies and minors accom panying members may be registered as associates on payment of $2.50 (122 francs, or 10 shillings, or io marks); they shall enjoy all privileges of mem bers except the rights of voting and of receiving publications. Geographers and their friends desir ous of attending the Congress or re ceiving its publications are requested to signify their intention at the earliest practicable date in order that subse quent announcements may be sent them without delay, and that requisite ar rangements for transportation may be effected. On receipt of subscriptions, Members' and Associates' tickets will be mailed to the subscribers. The priv ileges of the Congress, including the excursions and the social gatherings, can be extended only to holders of tickets. It is earnestly hoped that the Congress of 1904 may be an assemblage of geo graphic and cognate institutions no less than of individual geographers ; and to this end a special invitation is extended to such organizations to participate in the Congress through delegates, on the basis of one for each 1oo members up to the maximum of io. PUBLICATIONS The publications of the Congress will be sent free to all institutions registered. No charge will be made for the registra tion of institutions, though the Delegates will be expected to subscribe as Mem bers; and in order that the list of affil iated institutions (to be issued in a later announcement) may be worthy of full confidence, the committee of arrange ments reserve the right to withhold the name of any institution pending action by the presidency. It is especially de sired that the geographic societies of the Western Hemisphere may utilize the op portunity affordedby this Congress for establishing closer relations with those of the Old World, and to facilitate this Spanish will be recognized as one of the languages of the Congress, with French, English, German, and Italian, in ac cordance with previous usage; and communications before the Congress may be written in any one (or more) of these languages. Institutions not strictly geographic in character, libraries, universities, acade mies of science, and scientific societies are especially invited to subscribe as members in order to receive the publica tions of the Congress as issued. SUBJECTS FOR DISCUSSION The subjects for treatment and dis cussion in the Congress may be classi fied as follows : i. Physical Geography, including Geomorphology, Meteorology, Hydrol ogy, etc. 2. Mathematical Geography, includ ing Geodesy and Geophysics. 3. Biogeography, including Botany and Zoology in their geographic aspects. 4. Anthropogeography, including Ethnology. 5. Descriptive Geography, including Explorations and Surveys.