General committee / Scientific advisory board

The work of the Institute is monitored by a general committee and a scientific council.

General committee

  • MR Christoph Meier (chairman)
    Saxon Ministry for Science and the Arts, Dresden
  • Dr. Oliver Weigel (vice chairman)
    Federal Ministry of the Interior, Building and Community, Berlin
  • Prof. Dr. Caroline Kramer, Karlsruhe
  • Prof. Dr. Günter Heinritz, Munich
  • Prof. Dr. Herbert Popp, Bayreuth
  • Prof. Dr. Erich Schröger
    Vice-Rector for research and promotion of junior researchers at the University of Leipzig

Scientific advisory board

  • Prof. Dr. Heike Jöns (chairwomen)
    Loughborough University (UK), Department of Geography
  • Prof. Dr. Christoph Zielhofer (vice chairman)
    University of Leipzig, Department for Geography
  • Prof. Dr. Matthew G. Hannah
    University of Bayreuth, Department of Cultural Geography
  • Prof. Dr. Lorenz Hurni
    ETH Zurich (Switzerland), Institute of Cartography and Geoinformation
  • Prof. Dr. Corey M. Johnson
    University of North Carolina at Greensboro (USA), Department of Geography
  • Dr. Kadri Leetmaa
    University of Tartu (Estonia), Department of Geography
  • Prof. Dr. Peter Lindner
    Goethe-University Frankfurt am Main, Department of Human Geography
  • Prof. Dr. Annika Mattissek
    University of Freiburg, Institute of Environmental Social Sciences and Geography
  • Prof. Dr. Antje Schlottmann
    Goethe University Frankfurt am Main, Department for Human Geography



28.01.2020, Berlin

"Urban Activism in Eastern Europe"

Public discussion on 28 January 2020 at the Volksbühne Berlin / IfL researcher Lela Rekviashvili invited as co-discutant 

15.05.2020 to 16.05.2020, Leipzig, Germany

Call for Paper Proposals

Workshop "Conjunctural Geographies of Postsocialist and Postcolonial Conditions: Theory Thirty Years after 1989" 

16.09.2020 to 29.09.2020, Leipzig / Berlin

British Association for Slavonic and East European Studies (BASEES) Regional Conference

in conjunction with Leibniz ScienceCampus “Eastern Europe – Global Area” (EEGA) Results Conference 


Frühauf, Manfred (Herausgeber/-in) / Guggenberger, Georg (Herausgeber/-in) / Meinel, Tobias (Herausgeber/-in) / Theesfeld, Insa (Herausgeber/-in) / Lentz, Sebastian (Herausgeber/-in)
KULUNDA: climate smart agriculture : South Siberian agro-steppe as pioneering region for sustainable land use. -
Cham, Switzerland, Springer. xxvi, 522 Seiten (Innovations in landscape research)
Pflug, Laura
A view from inside: Chinese mapping of the world against the backdrop of colonial experience. -
In: Mapping empires: colonial cartographies of land and sea: 7th international symposium of the ICA commission on the history of cartography, 2018. - Cham, Switzerland: Springer, Seite 61-74
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