Humanities Faculty

Historical Geography

The Professorship of Historical Geography

Recognize Historical and Geographical Structures and Relationships

Doing Historical Research

Working with modern Research Methods

Study and Research in the beautiful World Heritage City

Academic Profile

Andreas Dix is Professor of Historical Geography in the Institute of Geography, University of Bamberg. His research focuses on

  • concepts and methods of historical geography;
  • map and image sources;
  • critical toponymies, landscape names, space perception and memorial landscapes;
  • planning and settlement policy in rural areas since the early modern period;
  • historical geographies of consumption and well-being;
  • environmental history, natural hazards and natural catastrophes;
  • land use and cultural landscape; and
  • applied historical geography.

Current Research

FNZGIS: Historical information system on the states of Central Europe in the Early Modern Period, in cooperation with Dr. Andreas Kunz, Mainz, funded by Alfried Krupp von Bohlen and Halbach Foundation, Essen, 2016-2019. Click here for more information (German only).

Master of Arts in Historical Geography

In the Master's degree in Historical Geography, deepened knowledge of geographical phenomena and processes are conveyed in their historical development and their regional, national, and global contexts. The course of studies deals with a wide thematic range with current concepts and questions of Past Geographies. The focus is also on the methods of historical-geographic work as well as on the diverse application of historical and geographic research. Click here for more information (German only).

Contact Us

Institute of Geography at the University of Bamberg
Professorship for Historical Geography
Am Kranen 12
D-96047 Bamberg (Germany)

Wiebke Ferreira
Room KR12/01.16a
E-Mail: wiebke.ferreira(at)
Phone: +49 (0) 951 863 - 2300
Fax: +49 (0) 951 863 - 5316