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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Atlas member 2022
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.
October 19-21, 2022
Pathways Europe 2022: Human Dimensions of Wildlife Conference: "Sharing Landscapes" is organized by the Cultural Geography Group at Wageningen University and Research and The Department of Human Dimensions of Natural Resources at Colorado State University. The conference will take place at the Wageningen International Congress Centre in Wageningen, The Netherlands. More info: Pathways Europe website.
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.