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Our major project sites
National Atlas of Hungary (MNA)
Homepage of the National Atlas of Hungary project.
"In Maps" atlas series
The site of our book series "In maps", where the atlases are available in full-text format.
Risks of some endocrine disruptors and developments for risk mitigation in Budapest Metropolitan Region
The Demography of Disasters
As result of the long term cooperation between the Northern Institute of Charles Darwin University (Australia) and the Geographical Institute of Research Centre for Astronomy and Earth Sciences the book entitled ‘The Demography of Disasters – Impacts for Population and Place’ has been recently published by Springer.
This manuscript discusses the interplay between disaster and demography through 13 chapters written by 23 internationally recognized scholars from Australia, Germany, Hungary, Japan, Russia, Sweden, Ukraine and the USA. The topics ranging from bushfires in California to depopulation caused forest fires in Russia and demographic effect of heatwaves in Australia to nuclear disaster induced mass resettlement in Japan.
This is an OPEN ACCESS book and available to download for FREE via Springer at this link: https://doi.org/10.1007%2F978-3-030-49920-4
The book launch is now deferred to a later date TBA due to the coronavirus pandemic disaster.
Special award winning short film, directed by Ágnes Erőss (Geographical Institute RCAES)
The short film titled We were born Hungarians (Születtünk mint magyarok) won the jury’s special award at the 6th Festival of Cultural Films (Kulturális Filmek Fesztiválja). The short film was directed by Ágnes Erőss (research fellow GI RCAES) and Mária Takács. The nearly six minute etude reveals episodes from the cultural life of a small Hungaraian diaspora living in Kobyletska Polyana (Gyertyánliget) in Transcarpathia, Ukraine.
The film (together with the other finalists) is available in this link (Hungarian, no English subtitles):
Belarus in Maps, an atlas published by the Geographical Institute – if you are interested in the background of the current political situation in Belarus
Why are people protesting in Belarus under the white-red-white flag? Is it a Belarusian “Maidan”? Is it Belarus or Belorussia? How significant is the Russian minority or the Russian language use in Belarus? Why has Lithuania close historical ties to Belarus?
If you are interested in the socio-economic and historical-ethnical background of all these questions, Belarus in Maps published in 2017 by the CSFK Geographical Institute will serve as an excellent information source.
"The fourth industrial revolution in economic geographical approach" - Issue 2 Vol. 69 of Hungarian Geographical Bulletin has been published
Issue 1 Vol. 69 of Hungarian Geographical Bulletin is now available online
A documentary was released as part of the ongoing research of the Geographical Institute RCAES
Lenin was not needed anymore, says the title of the documentary, which was shot in the picturesque Kobyletska Poljana (in Hungarian: Gyertyánliget) in Transcarpathia, Ukraine. Researchers of the Geographical Institute RCAES, Ágnes Erőss, Katalin Kovály and Patrik Tátrai has been studying the recent social dynamics in Transcarpathia, Ukraine since 2017. The documentary was shot in one of their research field, with the active participation of local residents.
Issue 4 Vol. 68 of Hungarian Geographical Bulletin is now available online
The Commission on the Dynamics of Economic Spaces of IGU has held its annual mini conference at the Hungarian Academy of Sciences in Budapest between 2-4 October
The Commission on the Dynamics of Economic Spaces of IGU has held its annual mini conference at the Hungarian Academy of Sciences in Budapest between 2-4 October.
"Selected studies on landscape degradation in Hungary" - Issue 3 Vol. 68 of Hungarian Geographical Bulletin has been published
The English language edition of the National Atlas of Hungary, Volume Natural Environment has received the most prestigious international recognition
The international professional jury set up seven categories for the works published in the last two years. In the category of Atlases, the first prize was awarded to the Natural Environment volume of the National Atlas of Hungary. This volume was found best from the submitted more than forty atlases released between 2017 and 2019, and it received the title, ICA International Cartographic Exhibition Award Winner.
The jury emphasized in its appreciation that it is a comprehensive and detailed atlas, the cartography is lavish and sets Hungary’s natural environment in its human context. The maps are accompanied by numerous well-presented graphs, texts and infographics.
"Soil data collection, mapping and interpretation" - Issue 2 Vol. 68 of Hungarian Geographical Bulletin has been published
Issue 1 Vol. 68 of Hungarian Geographical Bulletin has been published
"Perspectives of quantitative analysis in modern physical and landscape geography" - Issue 4 Vol. 67 of Hungarian Geographical Bulletin has been published
Natural environment - the English version of the 2nd volume of National Atlas of Hungary is available in print and online
National Atlas of Hungary: Natural environment: the second volume of National Atlas of Hungary has been published in English language.
"Creative economy in post-socialist countries" - Issue 3 Vol. 67 of Hungarian Geographical Bulletin has been published
New issue published: Hungarian Geographical Bulletin Vol. 67 Issue 2
2nd Full Consortium Meeting and Workshop of the Polish-Hungarian Academic exchange project
The 2nd full consortium meeting of the Polish-Hungarian Academic exchange project titled "Diversification and gentrification in urban areas. A confrontative analysis" took place in Budapest between 5-8th March 2018. On 6th March three preseantations were delivered targeting major issues of the three years long project. Ewa Korcelli-Olejniczak talked about diversification, social cohesion and local attachement in two research sites in Warsaw. Ágnes Erőss presented the results of a joint research with Dániel Balizs (BME) invetigating the linguistic landscape of one specific street in the research area. Balázs Szabó and Renáta Szabó talked about the possible topics of comparison of Ursynow and Pók street housing estates and their cartographic representation. The researchers agreed on the main focus of joint articles. The next meeting will take place in Warsaw in April 2018.
Visit of geography students from University of Lleida
A group of twenty students from the University of Lleida (Catalonia, Spain) visited the Geographical Institute CSFK MTA on 5th March 2018. Lead by Professor Joan Ganau Casas and Professor Pedro Fraile Pérez de Mendiguren, masters students participated in lectures and guided tours focusing on the history of Hungary and Budapest delivered by Ágnes Erőss.
Ten years of Ukraine studies in the Geographical Institute
A group of researchers celebrated the decade long operation of the Ukrainain-Hungarian Academic research programme. The Ukrainian studies in the Geographical Institute RCAES HAS was initiated by Dávid Karácsonyi, whose activity made possible the organization of various workshops, conferences and projects.
Visit at the University of Rome Tor Vergata
Ágnes Erőss, researcher at the Geographical Institute CSFK MTA visited the University of Tor Vergata between 12th-18th 2018. The scientific co-operation between Ágnes Erőss, Patrik Tátrai (GI CSFK MTA) and Alessandro Ricci (Tor Vergata) dates back to the EUGEO 2015 Congress, held in Budapest.
Our new book is out: Ferenc Schweitzer: Tanulmányok a geomorfológia, a geokronológia, a hidrogeográfia és a Marskutatás területéről.
In the latest publication of the institute, which is likely to be of great interest, the author highlights the most important achievements of his geomorphological, geographical and hidrological research.
Professional visit to the GRID Arendal
In the frame of EEA Scholarship Programme five researchers of Geographical Institute CSFK Hungarian Academy of Sciences visited the office of GRID Arendal. GRID Arendal, established in 1989 to support environmentally sustainable development, works in close collaboration with - among others - the UNEP.
Belarus in Maps - brand new volume of the 'In maps' series is out!
BOOK LAUNCH - We invite you to the launch of our new atlas 'Belarus in Maps' - the brand new volume of the 'In Maps series'.
Date: 14h, 7th September 2017
Venue: MTA Main Building, 1051 Budapest, Széchenyi István sqr. 9
International Workshop on Regional Geography - 8th September 2017
International Workshop on Regional Geography at MTA CSFK Geographical Institute
"Diversification and gentrification in urban areas. A confrontative analysis" - new Polish-Hungarian research project
A new research project was launched between the Geographical Institute Research Centre for Astonomy and Earth Sciences, Hungarian Academy of Sciences (GI RCAES MTA) and the Institute of Geography and Spatial Organization Polish Academy of Sciences (IG IPZ PAN). The three-year-long project is titled "Diversification and gentrification in urban areas.
Researchers of Geographical Institute RCAES HAS visited colleagues in Kyiv
The Geographical Institute Research Centre for Astronomy and Earth Sciences Hungarian Academy of Sciences (MTA CSFK GI) and The National Academy of Sciences Ukraine (NAS) conduct a joint research titled Regional processes and global challenges following 2008 crisis in Ukraine and Hungary.
Visiting the Department of Geography and Environmental Studies at the University of Haifa
The Geographical Institute RCAES MTA and University of Haifa signed a co-operation agreement in 2015. In the frame of the contract on 9th May, 2016 Ágnes Erőss, junior research fellow in GI RCAES MTA, visited the Department of Geography and Environmental Studies University of Haifa.
Geographical Institute at MTA Geoday
MTA CSFK Geographical Institute participated at the MTA Geonap (Geoday) event held on 13 th May 2016. The event took place in the MTA's beautiful main building on Széchenyi tér. GI researchers provided an overview about the scientific work of the institute.
Our researchers at the Conference "Social Geographical Challenges and Search for Adequate Answers in East-Central Europe of the 21st Century", 31 May - 1 April 2016, Beregszász/Berehove
Beregszász/Berehove (Transcarpathia, Ukraine) hosted the international conference titled Social Geographical Challanges and Search for Adequate Answers in East-Central Europe of the 21st Century. Due to the excellent organizing work of the collegues of Ferenc Rákóczi II. Transcarpathian Hungarian Institute, the attendees could enjoy interesting presentations. The multilinguality of the conference is also needed to be highlighted.
Prof. Oren Yiftachel visited MTA CSFK Geographical Institute
Prof. Oren Yiftachel (Ben Gurion University of the Negev, Beersheba, Israel), internationally renowned researcher in political geography visited the GI RCAES HAS on 5th-6th August, 2014. His main research interest touches upon critical theories of space and power; minorities and public policy; 'ethnocratic' societies and land regimes.
Prof. Maoz Azaryahu visited MTA CSFK Geographical Institute
Prof. Maoz Azaryahu (University of Haifa), internationally recognized researcher in political geography visited the GI RCAES HAS on 22nd-23rd July, 2014. His main research interest touches upon street names and monuments in public spaces and their relation with politics and politics of commemoration.