Prof. Dr. Andreas Dix

University of Bamberg
Institute of Geography
The Professorship of Historical Geography
Am Kranen 12
96047 Bamberg, Germany

Phone: +49 951 863 2363
Fax: +49 951 863 5316
E-mail: andreas.dix(at)uni-bamberg.de


Research interests

  • Concepts and Methods of Historical Geography
  • Map and image sources
  • Territorialisation processes
  • Critical Toponymies - Landscape Names, Spatial Perception and Memorial Landscapes
  • Planning and settlement policy in rural and urban areas since the early modern era
  • Historical geographies of consumption and well-being
  • Environmental history, natural hazards and natural disasters
  • History of land use and cultural landscape
  • Applied Historical Geography

Short biography


Selected Publications

  • Dix, Andreas (2017): Baumfelder in Fatschenbrunn – Relikte eines historischen Agroforstsystems im Steigerwald [Tree fields at Fatschenbrunn - Relics of a historical agroforestry system in the Steigerwald]. In: Ländlicher Raum, 68, 2017, H. 1, S. 38-39.
  • Dix, Andreas (2017): Gemüse aus Bamberg – Geographien von Herkunft, Tradition und Qualität [Vegetables from Bamberg - Geographies of Origin, Tradition and Quality]. In: Geographische Rundschau, 69, 2017, H. 1, S. 34-39.
  • Dix, Andreas (2016): Wie aus Schlachtfeldern Geschichte gemacht wird. Die Seelower Höhen und der Kessel von Halbe im Vergleich zum Hürtgenwald [How history is made from battlefields. The heights of Seelow and the Halbe basin in comparison to the Hürtgenwald]. In: Fings, Karola, Möller, Frank (Hrsg.), Hürtgenwald – Perspektiven der Erinnerung. Berlin 2016, 103-114.
  • Winder, Gordon & Dix, Andreas (Hrsg.) (2016): Trading Environments. Frontiers, Commercial Knowledge, and Environmental Transformation, 1750-1990. New York, London, Routledge 2016.
  • Dix, Andreas (2016): Consumption History and Changing Environments. In: Winder, Gordon, Dix, Andreas (Hrsg.), Trading Environments. Frontiers, Commercial Knowledge, and Environmental Transformation, 1750-1990. New York, London, S. 29-44.
  • Denzer, Vera/Dix, Andreas & Porada, Haik Thomas (Hrsg.) (2015): Leipzig – Eine landeskundliche Bestandsaufnahme im Raum Leipzig [Leipzig - A regional survey in the Leipzig area]. Köln u.a., Böhlau 2015 (Landschaften in Deutschland, 78) [With contributions on the smoked goods trade and the commemorative landscape of the Battle of the Nations 1813 by Andreas Dix].
  • Dix, Andreas (2015): Karten als Quellen mittelalterlicher Welterkenntnis [Maps as sources of medieval world knowledge]. In: Schindler, Andrea, Stieldorf, Andrea (Hrsg.), WeltkulturerbeN. Formen, Funktionen und Objekte kulturellen Erinnerns im und an das Mittelalter. Vorträge der Ringvorlesung des Zentrums für Mittelalterstudien der Otto-Friedrich-Universität Bamberg im Sommersemester 2013. Bamberg, Bamberg University Press 2015, S. 53-78.
  • Dix, Andreas (2015): Umstrittene Räume – umstrittene Namen. Perspektiven der Critical Toponymies [Controversial rooms - controversial names. Perspectives of Critical Toponymies]. In: Steinkrüger, Jan, Schenk, Winfried (Hrsg.), Zwischen Geschichte und Geographie, zwischen Raum und Zeit. Beiträge der Tagung vom 11. Und 12. April 2014 an der Universität Bonn. Münster, Lit-Verlag 2015, S. 25-33. (Historische Geographie/Historical Geography, 1)

Selected Presentations

  • Dix, Andreas & Kunz, Andreas (2018): The Holy Roman Empire in the early modern period - An Historical GIS. Presentation at the 17th International Conference of Historical Geographers, University of Warsaw (Poland), 2018-07-16.
  • Dix, Andreas (2018): Kolonisation intern – extern. Über Denkfiguren des Kolonialen zuhause und anderswo [Internal - external colonization. On thinkers of the colonial at home and elsewhere]. Presentation at the conference Neue Kulturgeographie 15 - Materie, Materialien, Methoden, University of Freiburg (Germany), 2018-01-27.
  • Dix, Andreas (2017): FNZGIS - Historisches Informationssystem zu den Staatenwelten Mitteleuropas in der Frühen Neuzeit [FNZGIS - Historical Information System on the World of Central European States in Early Modern Times]. Presentation at the Friday Colloquium of the Institute for Comparative Urban History, University of Münster, 2017-12-08.
  • Dix, Andreas & Gäbler, Karsten (2017): Historizität sozialer und räumlicher Prozesse: Grundfragen Historischer Geographie [Historicity of social and spatial processes: Basic questions of historical geography]. Chair of the panel on theme 6 (Methods and concepts of geography) at the Congress of the German Geographic Society, University of Tübingen, 2017-10-02.
  • Dix, Andreas (2017): FNZGIS - Historisches Informationssystem zu den Staatenwelten Mitteleuropas in der Frühen Neuzeit [FNZGIS - Historical Information System on the World of Central European States in Early Modern Times]. Presentation at the Workshop "(Art-) History goes digital", dhmuc. Digital Humanities in Munich, 2017-07-21.
  • Dix, Andreas (2017): "Eine Provinz im Frieden erobert...": Kolonisation und Bevölkerungspolitik in Preußen ["Conquered a province in peace..." Colonisation and population policy in Prussia]. Presentation as part of the lecture series on Prussia, Volkshochschule Coburg, 2017-07-12.
  • Dix, Andreas (2017): Imago Europae. Kartographische Repräsentationen Europas seit dem 16. Jahrhundert [Imago Europae. Cartographic representations of Europe since the 16th century]. Presentation at the KulturPLUS lecture series "Europa Unterrichten" (Teaching Europe), University of Bamberg, 2017-06-19.

Scientific functions and memberships

  • Chairman of the Scientific Advisory Board of the Lower Saxony Institute for Historical Coastal Research (NIhK)
  • Member of the Board and Secretary of the Working Group for Historical Cultural Landscape Research in Central Europe (ARKUM)
  • Member of the Scientific Advisory Board of the series "Landschaften in Deutschland" (Landscapes in Germany) (LiD) at the Leibniz Institute for Regional Geography, Leipzig.
  • Full member and representative of the German Geographic Society in the Standing Committee on Geographical Names (StAGN) at the Federal Office of Cartography and Geodesy in Frankfurt am Main
  • Member of the Editorial Advisory Board of Natural Hazards. Journal of the International Society for the Prevention and Mitigation of Natural Hazards (Springer)
  • Member of International Advisory Board of the Internet-Journal Klaudyán. Journal of Historical Geography and Environmental History
  • Member of the Scientific Advisory Board of the Jahrbuch für Geschichte des ländlichen Raumes at the Institute for Rural History in Sankt Pölten
  • Member of the German Academy of Regional Studies (DAL)
  • Member of the European Society for Environmental History (ESEH)
  • Member of the Institute for Development Research in Rural Areas of Upper and Middle Franconia (IfE)
  • Member of the Association of Geographers at German Universities (VGDH)
  • Member of the Centre for Medieval Studies at the University of Bamberg (ZEMAS)
  • Member of the Digital Tradition Working Group at the Centre for Innovative Applications of Computer Science at the University of Bamberg (ZIAI)
  • Member of the Bamberg Graduate School of Historical Studies (BaGraHist)

Expert activities

  • Alexander von Humboldt-Stiftung (AvH)
  • Deutscher Akademischer Austauschdienst (DAAD)
  • Deutsche Bundesstiftung Umwelt (DBU)
  • Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG)
  • Grantová Agentura České Republiky (GAČR)
  • Pro*Niedersachsen - Forschungsprojekte der Geistes-, Kultur- und Sozialwissenschaften
  • Thyssen-Stiftung
  • Thüringer Ministerium für Bildung, Wissenschaft und Kunst (TMBWK)
  • Volkswagenstiftung

Peer Reviews

  • Acta Universitatis Carolinae Geographica
  • Berichte zur deutschen Landeskunde
  • Die Erde
  • eTopoi. Journal for Ancient Studies
  • Geographische Zeitschrift
  • Geoinformatica
  • Mitteilungen der Österreichischen Geographischen Gesellschaft
  • Natural Hazards
  • Raumforschung und Raumordnung