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Research Group Schenk

Historical Geography


Main Research Areas

Historical geography is a historical and spatial science within the subject of geography. In addition, the history of geography is also part of the research.

  • Historical geography aims to explain spatial structures from a historical perspective (the genetic landscape approach)
  • Historical geography reconstructs past landscapes and their processes (the historical landscape approach)
  • Historical geography contributes to the conservation and further development of the historical heritage of our landscapes (the conservational approach)


Current Projects

  • “Cistercian Landscape Heisterbach” and “Cistercian Database” in cooperation with the Foundation „Eurocist-Cistercian-Archive Hoitz-Kalckert“ (Abbey Heisterbach) and the regional authority of the Rhineland
  • DFG-Project “Allotment of the official, private and academic estate of Wilhelm Lauer” (1923-2007)
  • A cooperative agreement with the regional authority of the Rhineland in the addition to and conceptualization of the Cultural Landscapes Information System “KuLaDig” (Edited by Dr. K.-D. Kleefeld and F.-J. Knöchel, LVR)



Additional Information

Additional information in German is available on the research group's webpage:  AG Prof. Dr. Schenk


Head of Research Group

Prof. Dr. Winfried Schenk


Mrs. Irene Zerza


Contact Information

Herr Prof. Dr. W. Schenk
Meckenheimer Allee 166
D-53115 Bonn
Phone: +49 (0)228 73-5871
Fax: +49 (0)228 73-7650
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