Welcome to HistGeogUni!

Universities are eminent seats of knowledge production, circulation and transfer that represent key institutions in knowledge-based economies.

We therefore think that understanding the nature and development of universities from a long-term, historical geographical perspective is vital for the formulation of sustainable policies for the present and future welfare of all members of the university, and for constructive and fair political, economic and socio-cultural outcomes of research, teaching and public engagement.

With this agenda in mind, we founded HistGeogUni – A global research network on the historical geographies of the university to connect equally-minded scholars across the world, and to provide information on our research and public engagement to diverse academic communities and interested publics.

We hope you enjoy browsing these pages!

With best regards
Heike Jöns and Dean Bond

HistGeogUni founders and network leaders