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Historical Development of the Department of Geography

Institutional Development

The Geography Departments

In 1963 the Geography Department, the Department of Economic Geography and the Department of Historical Geography were amalgamated to form the Geography Departments of the University of Bonn.

Each individual department was run by a board of management. The Department of Historical Geography belonged to the Faculty of Arts, the Geography Department and the Department of Economic Geography were part of the Faculty of Mathematics and Science.

While the Department of Historical Geography was located at Konviktstr. 11, the Department of Geography and the Department of Economic Geography formed an organisational unit in the building at Meckenheimer Allee 166.

The Geography Department

On 13 July 2000 the Geography Departments were merged in accordance with a decision of the Academic Senate to form a single Geography Department. This did not take effect for the Department of Historical Geography until a new Professor of Historical Geography was appointed in the winter semester of 2001. The Department of Historical Geography moved from Konviktstraße 11 to Meckenheimer Allee 166 in March 2002. At the same time the existing sub-departments of the individual departments were dissolved and a new system was created with seven disciplinary areas, one central unit and several central services

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