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 100 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

24.02.2019 to 26.02.2019, Leipzig

Opening workshop "Agents of change in old-industrial regions of Europe"

Scientists from Germany, Sweden, Czechia, Hungary and UK will meet from 24 to 26 February 2019 in Leipzig for a first... 

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 

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)
Pflug, Laura
(2019)
From "All under Heaven" to "China in the World" : Chinese visual imaginations from the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. -
In: Mapping Asia: Cartographic encounters between East and West: regional symposium of the ICA Commission on the History of Cartography, 2017. - Cham: Springer, Seite 247-263
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