History of the DVAG

History of the founding of the German Association for Applied Geography

On the occasion of the 60th anniversary of the German Association for Applied Geography (DVAG), the IfL working group on the history of geography was commissioned to study the history of the association in the first two decades of its existence. The goal was to pursue the conflicts over the establishment of an applied geography in the context of structural and theoretical developments of German geography in the years 1940-1970.


Wardenga, Ute / Henniges, Norman / Brogiato, Heinz Peter / Schelhaas, Bruno (2011): Der Verband deutscher Berufsgeographen 1950-1979. Eine sozialgeschichtliche Studie zur Frühphase des DVAG. Leipzig: Leibniz-Institut für Länderkunde, 136 S. (forum ifl; 16) download

Brogiato, Heinz Peter / Hänsgen, Dirk / Henniges, Norman / Schelhaas Bruno und Wardenga, Ute (2010): „Ich kann sie nicht mehr gebrauchen, die Geographen, wie sie heute sind“. Zur Gründungsgeschichte des DVAG. In: Standort – Zeitschrift für angewandte Geographie 34 (3), S. 74-79

Project information

Project team

Ute Wardenga (project management), Heinz Peter Brogiato, Dirk Hänsgen, Norman Henniges, Bruno Schelhaas


German Association for Applied Geography

Duration of project


Funded by

German Association for Applied Geography

Further information

Ute Wardenga
Tel.: +49 341 600 55-110


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