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Prof. Dr. Benno Werlen 

Chair of Social Geography
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Department of Geography
Division of Social Geography
Löbdergraben 32
07743 Jena
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Prof. Dr. Benno Werlen


 

Current Thematic Specialties 

  • Social Spatiality and Spatial Relations
  • Political Regionalism and Nationalism/Regional and National Identities
  • Everyday Regionalization of Power, Information and Symbolic Attributions (public/private; gender; age; race; status etc.)
  • Analysis of Globalization Processes in Action-Centered Perspective
  • Processeses of Globalization and Urbanization
  • Cultural Dimensions of Everyday Geographies
  • Methodology and Epistemology of Social Sciences and Human Geography
  • Social Theory and Human Geography: Action Theory in Geography, Cultural and Social Sciences


 

Professional Involvement

 

Academic Experience

  • Since Fall 2008 Visiting Professor at the Radboud University of Nijmegen
  • Fall 2005 Nomination as Full Professor at University of Geneva/Switzerland (offer refused Spring 2006)
  • Since Spring 2001 Alexander von Humboldt Foundation Cooperation Partner
  • April 2005-April 2006 Guest Professor in Human Geography at the Department of Geography, University of Geneva
  • Spring 2001 Visiting Scholar at the 'University of California at Los Angeles' (UCLA)
  • Fall 2000 Visiting Scholar at the London School of Economics (LSE)
  • Since Spring 1998 Full Professor at the Department of Geography, Friedrich-Schiller-University of Jena; Chair for Social Geography
  • 1988-1998 Lecturer in Geography at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH), Zurich
  • Spring 1998 Nomination as Full Professor in Social Geography at Friedrich-Schiller- University of Jena for Spring 1998
  • Spring 1997 Nomination as Full Professor at University of Bergen/Norway (offer refused Fall 1997)
  • Fall 1996 Nomination as Associate Professor at Friedrich-Schiller-University of Jena
  • Fall 1995 Guest Professor in Human Geography, University of Salzburg/Austria
  • Spring 1989 - Fall 1990 Visiting Scholar at the University of Cambridge (UK); invited by Professor Richard Chorley (Department of Geography) and Anthony Giddens (Faculty of Social and Political Science) Member of High Table at Kings College, Cambridge
  • Spring 1986 - Fall 1996 Director of Studies and Research in 'Social Geography' at the Department of Geography, University of Zurich
  • Spring 1986 - Fall 1996 «Oberassistent» in Human Geography at the Department of Geography, University of Zurich

 

complete CV

 

Editor

  • Sozialgeographische Bibliothek (Social Geographic Library). Stuttgart: Franz Steiner Press (Scientific Board: Professer. P. Meusburger/ Heidelberg; Professor. P. Weichhart/Vienna; Prof. Matt Hannah/Aberystwyth University)
  • Sozialgeographische Manuskripte (Social Geographic Manuscripts). Jena (Editor in Chief)

 

Scientific Boards

  • Regional Geographical Journal of India, Varanesi
  • Fennia, Helsinki
  • Geographica Helvetica, Zurich
  • Dialogues in Human Geography. Sage. London
  • Professional Geographer. AAG Washington
  • Contexts. The Journal of Educational Media, Memory and Society
  • Weimarpolis. Multi-disciplinary Journal for Urban Theory and Practice. Weimar
  • Schutzian Research: A Yearbook of Mundane Phenomenology and Qualitative Social Science. Zeta Books GeoJournal. Kluwer Academic, Publisher, Dordrecht/Boston/London
  • GeoJournal. Kluwer Academic Publisher, Dordrecht/Boston/London.
  • Knowledge and Space. Klaus Tschira Foundation Heidelberg
  • Erdkunde. Archiv für wissenschaftliche Geographie. Boss Verlag Kleve, Bonn
  • Géographie et Cultures. Revue publiée avec le concours du Centre National de Recherche Scientifique (CNRS), Edition L'Harmattan. Paris

 


Selected Publications

 

Books

WERLEN, B. (2010): Gesellschaftliche Räumlichkeit. Bd. 2: Konstruktion geographischer Wirklichkeiten. Stuttgart: Franz Steiner Verlag. [Constitution of Geographical Realities. Social spatiality Vol. 2]

WERLEN, B. (2009): Gesellschaftliche Räumlichkeit. Bd. 1: Orte der Geographie. Stuttgart: Franz Steiner Verlag. [Places of Geography. Social spatiality Vol. 1]

WERLEN, B. (32008): Sozialgeographie. Eine Einführung. Bern: UTB Haupt Verlag. [Social Geography. An Introduction. 3th totally revised Edition]

WERLEN, B. (22007): Globalisierung, Region und Regionalisierung. Sozialgeographie alltäglicher Regionalisierungen Bd. 2. Stuttgart: Franz Steiner Verlag. [Globalization, Region and Regionalization. Social Geography of Everyday Regionalizations. Vol. 2, 2nd revised Edition]

WERLEN, B., P. WEICHHART & C. WEISKE (2006): Place Identity und Images. Das Beispiel Eisenhüttenstadt. Abhandlungen zur Geographie und Regionalforschung 9. Wien: Institut für Geographie und Regionalforschung. [Place Identity and Images: The Example of the City of Eisenhuettenstadt]

WERLEN, B. (22004): Sozialgeographie. Eine Einführung. Bern: UTB Haupt Verlag. [Social Geography. An Introduction. 2nd revised Edition]

WERLEN, B. (2000): Sozialgeographie. Eine Einführung. Bern: UTB Haupt Verlag. [Social Geography. An Introduction]

WERLEN, B. (21999): Zur Ontologie von Gesellschaft und Raum. Sozialgeographie alltäglicher Regionalisierungen Bd. 1. Stuttgart: Franz Steiner Verlag. [On the Ontology of Society and Space. Vol 1 Social Geography of Everyday Regionalizations, 2nd. totally revised Edition

WERLEN, B. (31997): Gesellschaft, Handlung und Raum. Grundlagen handlungstheoretischer Sozialgeographie. Stuttgart: Franz Steiner Verlag. [Society, Action and Space. Action-oriented Social Geography 3rd, totally revised Edition]

WERLEN, B. (1997): Sozialgeographie alltäglicher Regionalisierungen Bd. 2: Globalisierung, Region und Regionalisierung. Stuttgart: Franz Steiner Verlag. [Social Geography of Everyday Regionalizations. Vol. 2: Globalization, Region and Regionalization]

WERLEN, B. (1995): Sozialgeographie alltäglicher Regionalisierungen Bd. 1: Zur Ontologie von Gesellschaft und Raum. Stuttgart: Franz Steiner Verlag. [Social Geography of Everyday Regionalizations. Vol. 1: On the ontology of society and space]

WERLEN, B. (1993): Society, Action and Space. An alternative human geography. London: Routledge. [Society, Action and Space. An alternative human geography, Preface by Anthony Giddens]

WERLEN, B. (21989): Gesellschaft, Handlung und Raum. Grundlagen handlungstheoretischer Sozialgeographie. Stuttgart: Franz Steiner Verlag. [Society, Action and Space. Action-oriented Social Geography 2nd., revised Edition]

WERLEN, B. (1987): Gesellschaft, Handlung und Raum. Grundlagen handlungstheoretischer Sozialgeographie. Stuttgart: Franz Steiner Verlag. [Society, Action and Space. Action-oriented Social Geography]

 

Edited Books

WERLEN, B. (ed.) (2008): Sozialgeographie alltäglicher Regionalisierungen Bd. 3: Empirische Befunde. Stuttgart: Franz Steiner Verlag. [Social Geography of Everyday Regionalizations. Vol. 3: Everyday Geographies - Empirical Studies]

WERLEN, B. & H. GERTEL (eds.) (2003): Texte zur Theorie der Sozial-geographie II. Jenaer Geographische Manuskripte 30, Jena: Selbstverlag Institut für Geographie. [Papers on Theory of Social Geography II]

WERLEN, B. & R. LIPPUNER (eds.) (2002): Texte zur Theorie der Sozial¬geographie I. Jenaer Geographische Manuskripte 23. Jena: Selbst-verlag Institut für Geographie. [Papers on Theory of Social Geography I]

WERLEN, B. & P. SEDLACEK (eds.) (1998): Handlungstheoretische Geo¬graphie. Jenaer Geographische Manuskripte 18. Jena: Selbstverlag Institut für Geographie. [Action Oriented Geography]

WERLEN, B. & S. WÄLTY (eds.) (1995): Kulturen und Raum. Theoretische Ansätze und empirische Kulturforschung in Indonesien. Zurich: Rüegger Verlag. [Cultures and Space. Theoretical approaches and empirical studies in Indonesia]


complete list of publications