Study Group of Political Geography

Collegium Geographicum,
S.Kopcińskiego str. 31,
90-142 LODZ, Poland,

fax: (48 42) 6354592, tel. (48 42) 6354590(48 42) 6354590
e-mail: geopol@geo.uni.lodz.pl

Head of the Department

Professor Marek SOBCZYŃSKI

tel. (48 42) 6354579(48 42) 6354591
e-mail: marsob@geo.uni.lodz.pl

Staff

Professor Marek BARWIŃSKI

tel. (48 42) 6354583(48 42) 6354583
e-mail: marbar@geo.uni.lodz.pl

Professor Andrzej RYKAŁA

tel. (48 42) 6354583(48 42) 6354583
e-mail: aaronbund@gazeta.pl

PhD Students

Anna KLIMEK, M.A.
Anna MAJEWSKA, M.A.
Patryk ORLEWSKI, M.A.
Olga SIKORA, M.A.
Magdalena ZDYB, M.A.

Department of Political Geography was formed in December 2002 inside of the Department of Political Geography and Regional Studies University of Lodz.
From the very beginning Department was headed by Prof. Marek Sobczyński and it was working with the stabile staff of: Prof. Marek Barwiński, and Prof. Andrzej Rykała, till now.
Department’s staff realizes didactic process especially in separate specialisation on M.A. studies in Political and historical geography and regional studies, and in other geographical studies (geomonitoring, spatial management, tourism and recreation) as well as in the Faculty of International and Politological Studies (international political relations) and the Faculty of Economy (European studies) at the University of Lodz.
There is an political geography PhD seminar realised in Department of Political Geography which attend currently 4 PhD students.
Since 22 years Department of Political Geography under the supervision of the Commission of Political Geography International Geographical Union have organized every two years – the International ‘Lodz’ Conferences on Political Geography.
Starting from 1994 every two years an series titled ‘Region and Regionalism’ is edited in Department of Political Geography (with cooperation of the ‘Silesian Institute’ in Opole) as the first political-geographical regular issue edited in the post-communist countries.
The main research fields realized in Department of Political Geography are: the national and religious minorities; borderlands as the zones of cultural interferences; stability of the relict boundaries in the cultural landscape of Poland and Central-East Europe; electoral geography of Lodz, Central Poland and European countries; geography of peace and war; history of the Polish political-geographical and geopolitical thought; changes of the political map of the World and zones of international conflicts.