Cultural Geography Group

The Cultural Geography (GEO) chair group is committed to social theory in all its spatial articulations. The group advances creative, critical-constructive scholarship through exploring the ecological and social challenges facing all life on earth.

Researching space, place and culture, engaging with current, historic and future dynamics of societies globally, the group pays special attention to questions of inequality, exclusion, mobility, plurality along with deploying critical tourism studies to all aspects of social and environmental sciences, unravelling relational complexities in wilderness to urban settings. Thereby the group translates knowledge into practical action in four closely related fields of application. These are: health & care, tourism, nature and landscape.

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The Cultural Geography Group

Who are the people in the Cultural Geography Group? Get to know our research and teaching staff and what they are up to on our GEO People Page.

Atlas member

We are a member of The Association for Tourism and Leisure Education and Research (ATLAS). ATLAS was established in 1991 to develop transnational educational and research initiatives in tourism and leisure and currently has members in about 60 countries. ATLAS provides a forum to promote staff and student exchange, transnational research and to facilitate curriculum and professional development.

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👉Vacancy Associate or Personal/Full professor of Geography

Are you passionate about research and teaching in a transdisciplinary setting? Are you looking for an opportunity to contribute to the spatial challenges of the future, both in the Netherlands and on a global scale? Then we may have the perfect opportunity for you! Go to the vacancy page here.

Groen Ideecafé 19 juni – Fossielvrije universiteit

(See for English + more info our News item on this homepage) Banden verbreken tussen universiteit en de fossiele industrie: waarom en hoe?

Maandagavond 19 juni 2023 in Scheltema Leiden.

Inloop vanaf 19:30, aanvang 20:00. Einde rond 22:00.


Cultural Geography is part of the Centre for Space, Place and Society (CSPS)
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For the urgent challenges within the domain of tourism, there are no clear-cut solutions. However, by executing high-quality scientific research, helping to translate our knowledge into practice worldwide and by training professionals and students, we aim to contribute to sustainable tourism development.


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