From Museum für Länderkunde to IfL

The institute was founded in its current form in 1992; its beginnings reach back to 1896. Back then, the Leipzig-based Museum for Ethnology  exhibited the collection of the geologist Alphons Stübel; in 1907 this museum went independent as the Museum for Regional Geography. The institution established itself and, from the 1930s onwards, the museum was also a research institute.

Starting in 1950, under the management of Edgar Lehmann, the geographer and cartographer, the German Institute for Regional Geography developed into the German Democratic Republic’s central geographical research institute. From 1976 on, the organization bore the title of the Institute for Geography and Geoecology  (IGG) within the GDR Academy of Sciences.

After the IGG was dissolved, and after being successfully evaluated, the Institute for Regional Geography was newly founded, commencing on 1 January 1992. It has been at its current site at Leipzig-Paunsdorf since 1996; the organization’s name was extended in 2003, becoming the Leibniz Institute for Regional Geography.

News

Events

11.09.2019 to 13.09.2019, Lublin, Polen

2019 RSA Central and Eastern Europe Conference

CEE Conference of the Regional Studies Association discusses new policy approaches against the growing gap between... 

07.11.2019, Helsinki

The Post-Socialist City: Spatiality of Political Authoritarianism

Aleksanteri Institute invites IfL researcher and visiting fellow alumni Nadir Kinossian as a guest speaker 

25.11.2019, Leipzig

Making sense of diverse spatialities of innovation

IfL workshop in the context of the Collaborative Research Centre “Processes of Spatialization under the Global... 

Publications

Schwarzenberg, Tom
(2019)
Negotiating invisible lines: cross-border emergency care in the rural north of Scandinavia. -
In: Norsk geografisk tidsskrift, 73 (2019), 3, Seite 139-155
Ellmers, Lisa
(2019)
Politische Geographie und Landschaft. -
In: Handbuch Landschaft / Olaf Kühne, Florian Weber, Karsten Berr, Corinna Jenal (Hrsg.). - Wiesbaden: Springer VS, 2019 (RaumFragen: Stadt - Region - Landschaft), 2019, Seite 397-406
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