Historický ústav Akademie věd ČR Přírodovědecká fakulta Univerzity Karlovy v Praze Czech geographical society

Central European Conference of Historical Geographers

The Historical Geography Research Centre, the Institute of History, Czech Academy of Sciences, the Faculty of Science of Charles University in Prague, the Section for Historical Geography and Environmental History of the Czech Geographical Society, and the Local Organizing Committee have the honor of inviting you to join the Central European Conference of Historical Geographers, which will be held in Prague, Czechia from August 31 to September 2, 2016.

The conference is held in the heart of Europe, the historical city Prague and is focused on the latest development and research in the field of historical geography. However, it is open to all historical geographers and scholars from related disciplines, such as history, geography, environmental history, landscape ecology, cultural anthropology, who share an interest in the Central European space.

Photos from the conference are available here.

The first circular can be downloaded here.

The second circular can be downloaded here.

The detailed Scientific Program can be downloaded here.

Abstract Book can be downloaded here.

Conference Themes

  • Transdisciplinary nature of historical geography
  • Settlement development and historical geography of towns
  • Landscape transformations and land use changes
  • Historical natural risks and hazards
  • Landscape and its composition as a reflection of the epoch
  • Changes of the religious landscape
  • Political geography of Central Europe
  • Borders and cross-border regions
  • Polarization of space and peripheral areas
  • Regional identity formation
  • Place identity in geographical names
  • Heritage and memory
  • Tourism and heritage
  • Central Europe on old and historical maps