Geographia Polonica (2014) vol. 87, iss. 2

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80 years after the 14th Congress of the International Geographical Union in Warsaw, 23–31 August 1934

Antoni Jackowski, Elżbieta Bilska-Wodecka, Izabela Sołjan

Geographia Polonica (2014) vol. 87, iss. 2, pp. 295-308
doi: https://doi.org/10.7163/GPol.2014.18

Abstract

In 1934, the International Geographical Union arrived in Warsaw to attend its Congress which was held between 23rd and 31st August. A decision to accept the offer of the Polish government and meet for the first time in a Slavic country was taken at the previous Congress in Paris, in 1931. The Congress was attendedby 693 participants from 44 countries, including 350 from Poland. The programme included 12 regional and thematic excursions and several cartographic exhibitions. Four volumes of Comptes Rendus du Congrès Internationalde Géographie containing the proceedings of the Congress were published between 1935 and 1938.

Keywords: history of geography, international geographical congress, International Geographical Union, Warsaw, Poland

Antoni Jackowski, Institute of Geography and Spatial Management Jagiellonian University Gronostajowa 7, 31-007 Krakow: Poland
Elżbieta Bilska-Wodecka, Jagiellonian University Institute of Geography and Spatial Management ul. Gronostajowa 7, 30–387 Krakow: Poland
Izabela Sołjan, Jagiellonian University Institute of Geography and Spatial Management ul. Gronostajowa 7, 30–387 Krakow: Poland