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Spatial Semantics of Geography in the 19th and 20th Centuries
Innovative technology enterprises at unusual locations in Central Asia and Africa
Transformative Philanthropy in the Anthropocene. Theoretical and Empirical Investigations
Public transport as public space in European cities: Narrating, experiencing, contesting (PUTSPACE)
Names change, places too. The challenge of developing geodata-based gazetteer research technologies and methods
The everyday experiences of young refugees and asylumseekers in public spaces (EYERASPS)
ARRIVAL REGIONS – Exploring social innovation approaches for the social and economic integration of non-EU nationals
IfL Research Workshop
Regional inventories
Agents of change in old-industrial regions in Europe (ACORE)
(In-)Security at the internal Schengen border
Local democracy in small and medium-sized cities under the conditions of peripheralization
Within a “ring of secure third countries”
Interko2 – Integrated living space concept in metropolitan areas
Survival strategies and new spatial formats in former mining towns at the post-Soviet peripheries
"hin&weg" – Analytical visualization application for they study of urban and regional demographic change
Digital visualisation of regional geographical information
GeoEtiology – Adolescents everyday mobility and spatial perception in urban contexts
Cities after decline: small city revival in the USA and Russia
Experiencing biodiversity
SpielRäume – Landscape as a Space of Discoveries and Experiences
Hidden Champions – Stabilisation and development factors of small towns in peripheral regions
Potentials of immigration for a sustainable regional development in Saxony-Anhalt
Broadening horizons, Changing perspectives
Maps of Globalization: The Production and the Visualization of Spatial Knowledge
Social entrepreneurship in structurally weak rural areas: innovative troubleshooters in action (RurAction)
Shifting paradigms – Towards participatory and effective urban planning in Germany, Russia and Ukraine
Arrival Regions
Future Strategies of North Saxony
Locally stranded, globally embedded
Long-term supply and mobility in rural areas
Industrial Heritage, Cultural Resources of Current Industries and Creative Pioneers – InduCult2.0
Former Soviet Union: Mobilities and Migration
Narrative, Aesthetic, and Cartographic Space around 1850
Maps and atlases as mediators and producers of space (knowledge) under the global condition
“Our Field is the World”: Geographical Societies 1821–1914 in International Comparison
Peripheral but global: World market leaders outside of agglomerations
Border Transcending Assemblages of Medical Practices
Mobilities and migration
Mining Cities in Central Asia and the South Caucasus
Fluid mobilities for cities in transformation
Leitlinien der (quantitativen) Wanderungsforschung am IfL
Democratisation of Expert Knowledge
Visualising urban dynamics
Between gentrification and decay
Relational perspectives on innovation activities of firms from peripheral regions
Artefacts of mobility, artefacts of power
Cross-border cooperation in the field of vocational training
New Spaces for Collaboration between Science and Practice in the Social and Spatial Sciences
Framing the governance of core-periphery relations in Germany and Romania
Socio-economic and Political Responses to Regional Polarisation in Central and Eastern Europe – RegPol²
Sofia – future city: green, mobile and attractive for living
Social change and the development of neighborhoods
Urban reconfiguration in post-Soviet space – ira.urban
Mobility and labour market interdependencies in the EURES-TriRegio-Region
Discourse and practices in shrinking regions
Recommendations for safeguarding a “Good Cartographical Practice in the Healthcare System”
Groupement de recherche international
Unknown Territory?
KULUNDA – How to prevent the next "Global Dust Bowl"?
Digital Atlas of Geopolitical Imaginaries of Eastern Central Europe
New Polish Migration to Germany – local perspectives
Ecological Network in Bulgaria
Robinson, van de Velde, and German Holy Land Cartography in the mid-19th Century
SEMIGRA - The research Project was intended to provide insights into the reasons for and effects of the one-sided out-migration of women from rural regions in Europe, aiming to improve concepts for spatial and regional development taking age- and gender-specific aspects into account.
Living as a Student in Leipzig
Pre-IBA 2020 - Focus: conceptional contributions to an IBA 2020
Border Area between Saxony and the Czech Republic
Residential decision-making in polycentric city regions
Innovative Cohesion Policies in Central and Eastern Europe (iCope)
European and African Spatial Knowledge - Focus: maps as a medium of intercultural knowledge transfer between Europe and Africa in an early phase of globalisation
DERREG - Focus: developing an interpretative model for better anticipating and responding to challenges for regional development in an evolving internationalisation.
History of the DVAG
Deutschland zwischen Reurbanisierung und demographischer Schrumpfung
Science Atlas of the University of Heidelberg
Power Technologies’ Productions of Space - Focus: Present-day conflicts on space and resources that in the same time are conflicts between indigenous and state territoriality
Deutsche und französische Geographie: histoire croisée
Mapping the world
Geographies at the edges of the European project
Local networks of small towns in Eastern Europe
Leipzig 2030 – open-minded, sustainable, growing



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 


Graffenberger, Martin
Impulse für die Region : Schlüsselakteure in ländlichen Räumen. -
In: Horizonte erweitern, Perspektiven ändern : ländliche Räume als Innovationsräume verstehen und fördern / Fabian Schroth, Martina Schraudner (Hrsg.). - Berlin: Center for Responsible Research and Innovation (CeRRI) des Fraunhofer IAO, Seite 15-24
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)
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