Collection of picture postcards

The Archive for Geography owns a collection of around 140,000 picture postcards from all parts of the world, with Leipzig and Saxony as their geographical point of emphasis. The oldest exhibits date back to the mid-1890s.

The picture postcards photographed from the various fronts in the First World War serve as a source of history material of a special kind.

Aside from the geographical motifs there are smaller groups of ethnographic material, militaria, and pictures of rulers,  among other items.

News

Events

04.04.2019, Zwickau (Germany)

Industry – Identity – Image: Industrial regions discover their culture

EU project InduCult2.0 invites to the final conference at the August Horch Museum in Zwickau (Germany) 

16.05.2019, Leipzig

Urban societies of migration across Europe

International workshop on scope and limits of the postmigrant perspective – call for proposals 

16.06.2019 to 19.06.2019, Trondeim, Norwegen

Nordic Geographers Meeting 2019

Regional development paths and cultural representations of the "European refugee crisis" are in the focus of the... 

Publications

Lang, Thilo (Herausgeber/-in) / Görmar, Franziska (Herausgeber/-in)
(2019)
Regional and local development in times of polarisation : re-thinking spatial policies in Europe. -
London, Palgrave Macmillan. 382 Seiten (New geographies of Europe)
Wardenga, Ute
(2019)
Von der Länderkunde zu regionalen Geographien. -
In: Geographische Rundschau / 70 Jahre Geographische Rundschau - wo die Geographie heute steht, Seite 46-51
http://ifl.wissensbank.com/cgi-bin/fastxml.cgi?srec=fastxmliflpublsearch&search1=L9050S%3Daktuelles&search2=%20&maxrecs=2&maxrecs=2
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