To view a promotional clip on the Department, click here.
Departmental Study Tours
Due to the importance of study tours in the Geography curriculum, the Department has re-instituted foreign study tours as part of the program of studies for both BA and MA degrees since 2010. In recent years these have comprised an annual trip to Rome led by professor Ronnie Ellenblum and a tour to Southern Catalonia and Barcelona led by Professor Noam Shoval. In the near future, a tour to Berlin will also be organized.
Study Tour to South Catalonia and Barcelona
This tour includes in-depth study of the Urban Geography of Barcelona, Tarrgona and Taratossa. In addition, the tour covers the tourism geography of Southern Catalonia's 'Gold Coast' which accommodates 50,000 hotel rooms and 150 recreation and camping sites within an area of only 20 km.
Study Tour to Barcelona and Southern Catalonia 2014.
Study Tour to South Catalonia and Barcelona 2017
Study Tour to South Catalonia and Barcelona 2014
Study Tour to South Catalonia and Barcelona 2013
Study Tour to South Catalonia and Barcelona 2012
Study Tour to Rome
This annual tour is comprised of about 25 students from various departments at HU. It is led by Professor Ronnie Ellenbloom in conjunction with faculty from other relevant departments such as History and Italian Studies. The tours allows participants an in-depth understanding of city history and development across different eras.
The "Zaltsman is an antique optical enlargement machine that occupies an entire room. In projects magnified maps, aerial photographs or pictures onto a work surface using a system of lenses and lights. This machine served the Department's cartographers and research students in times past for the purpose of enlarging copying and interpreting aerial photographs. The rise of digital technology rendered this mechanical dinosaur obselete.
To view 'The Zaltsman', a nostalgic clip commemorating the Department's 60th anniversary, click here.