Organizations

AMERICAN ASSOCIATION OF GEOGHRAPHERS (AAG)

The American Association of Geographers (AAG) was established in 1904 in Philadelphia as Association of Americans Geographers. In January, 1st 2016, the organization president, Sarah Witham Bednarz PhD, announced the change of name to the current AAG. This was devised to cater for the changing trends in international presentations. This motive was seconded by the… read more »

THE INTERNATIONAL FESTIVAL OF GEOGRAPHY (FIG)

The international festival of geography is held every year to showcase new innovations and how they impart on our daily activities. During these festivities, geographers globally are invited to take part in its realization. The latest festival was held Saint-Dié-des-Voges; Belgium in 2016. The theme of the festival was “A world that goes faster.” Among… read more »

INTERNATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF GEOMORPHOLOGIST (IAG/AIG)

IAG/AIG is an international association of specialists in landforms origin, their classification, development and history. It was established in 1989 in Frankfurt, Germany during the second international conference. Its core mission is to network with international and regional groups, hold conferences and share new insights in geomorphologies. 63 countries are members of IAG through their national… read more »

GEOGRAPHICAL SOCIETIES IN EUROPE (EUGEO)

EUGEO is an Association of Geographical Societies formed by European countries to align research, education and science on Geography of Europe. It has 21 members who have formed a strong network for dealing with European geographical undertakings. It was established in 1994 in Rome at the home of geography – Villa Celimontana. The president of the… read more »

INTERNATIONAL GEOGRAPHICAL BIBILIOGRAPHY (IGB) ESTABLISHMENT

IGB is an international, scientific committee working under the patronage of the International Geographical Union. It has the updated geographical publications globally, written in English and French languages. It started operations in 1891 focusing on geographical issues. It analyzes geographical books, journals, theses, maps, atlases and congresses. It also includes a network of geographical specialists… read more »

EUROPEAN ASSOCIATION OF GEOGRAPHERS (EUROGEO)

EUROGEO was started in 1979 with the main aim of advancing European geographical education and teaching to its member countries. Its initial title was “European Standing Conference of Geography Teachers Association (CGTA). It took the name EUROGEO when other European countries joined the membership. Meetings were attended by presidents or their representatives twice yearly under… read more »

THE INTERNATIONAL SOCIAL SCIENCE STRUCTURE AND MANDATE

International Social Science Council (ISSC) was started in 1952 under the umbrella of the United Nations. Its headquarter is in Paris, France. It is an international body headed by Alberto Martinelli. It was started by a resolution of the UNESCO general meeting and registered under the French law. ISSC core mandate is to promote and develop… read more »

ROYAL GEOGRAPHICAL SOCIETY

Royal Geographical Society was founded in 1830 with an objective of promoting geographical sciences. It has a long history having started as Geographical Society of London in 1830. It took over the Raleigh Club, the Palestinian Association as well as the African Association which had been started by Sir Joseph Bank in 1788. The idea… read more »

WELCOME TO THE INTERNATIONAL YEAR OF GLOBAL UNDERSTANDING

The International Council for Science, the International Social Science Council and the International Council for Philosophy and Human Sciences have announced the year 2016 as the International Year of Global Understanding (IYGU). During the world, social science forum held in Durban, participants were informed that various research projects, information campaigns and educational programmers’ will be… read more »

VILLA CELIMONTANA AND THE HOME OF GEOGRAPHY

Villa Celimontana is the central collection and preservation home of all documentary materials globally. These materials include books, manuscripts and geographical maps. The home has a long history since 1572, when it was built to the acquisition by the Italian government after the World War I. The home was handed over to the city of… read more »

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