Research

The IfL is tasked with visualising social change and preparing information about sustainable and regionally balanced development concepts. As a member of the Leibniz Association and as the only non-university research institute for geography in Germany, the institute brings together basic research and knowledge transfer.

With its approximately 80 members of staff, the institute conducts research on current spatial developments in Germany and Europe, with a particular focus on Eastern Europe. Within the “Historical Geographies” research area, the IfL reconstructs the evolution of new methods and systems of thought in geography. For that, the Archive for Geography at the IfL and the Central Geographical Library are important research infrastructures.

In order to convey the results of his research, the IfL is purposefully using cartographic illustrations. The Institute is continually developing the high technical standard of his map production. And, as a society and as researchers, it is thinking about how, in an age of progressive digitisation, we will present, exchange or share geographic information by means of maps in the future.

The scientific focus is on five fields of research:

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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