Welcome to the Human Geography Group

Arbeitsgruppe Humangeographie

Human geography studies the relationship between humans, space, and place, and how they influence one another. The links between social processes and practices and their spatial organization and temporal changes are the focus of observations in this discipline. The regionalizations that are produced in this context on a continuous and day-to-day basis manifest themselves in a permanent process of border demarcations, territorializations, and state boundaries that reach from the local to the global level. At the same time, cultural artifacts, practices, and representations play a prominent role in this production of space. Reconstructing and understanding the context-bound geographical significance of these factors in the social production of space is at the heart of human geography. The Human Geography Group specializes in particular in the study of human–environment relations and the relations between society and nature, as well as geographical development research and social urban and tourism research.

 

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Pragmatist Animal Geographies

Neue Publikation über die Mensch-Wolf-Transaktionen in der schweizerischen Calanda-Region von Verena Schröder und Prof. Dr. Christian Steiner in der…

The emergence of new wine design practices

The emergence of new wine design practices: Flexitanks and the assembling of bulk wine across global rural regions

Artikel von Gerhard Rainer, Robert Pütz und Christian Steiner in: The Geographical Journal, November 2019

Teaching

Equipping young people with knowledge and skills in human geography is a key part of our work. Our teaching builds on the KU’s long tradition of training human geographers. In the past, generations of students obtained their Diplom degrees in Human Geography with a specialization in Leisure, Tourism, and Environment here. Since the University introduced Bachelor’s and Master’s degree programs as part of the Bologna process, we have continued to provide our students with an excellent education in our Bachelor of Science program in Geography with a specialization in Leisure, Tourism, and Environment and our Master of Science program in Tourism and Regional Planning – Management and Geography.

Research

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Contact

Sandra Sigl
Sandra Sigl
Secretary
Building Osten 18 | Room: O18-102
Office hours
The Human Geography Group is not staffed for the time being. However, we are always available for you by email.