The SCG is one of the affiliated institutions of the Institut d’Estudis Catalans – IEC, a historical academic consortium for the development of scientific knowledge and the promotion of Catalan culture created in 1907 by Enric Prat de la Riba.
The SCG was founded in 1935 as a branch of the IEC and annexed to its Department of Sciences. It first president was Pau Vila that proudly represented the two traditional sides of the interest in geography of Catalan Civil society: the excursionist associations and the school teacher’s interest.
Unfortunately the activities of the SCG were abruptly stopped by the Spanish Civil War (1936-1939) and it was unable to maintain open public activities during the Franco’s regime. Following the difficult decades of the dictatorship, the SCG is now an important reference for people interested in geography in the country.
The goal of the SCG is to organize all sorts of rigorous scientific activities and to maintain an open debate in all areas of interest in relation to Catalonia and elsewhere in the world as Catalan geographers become increasingly internationalized. At present, the SCG is quite active and maintains a stable and heterogeneous membership of over 400 members. It organizes monthly conferences, and scientific debates besides workshops and field trips covering different aspects of Catalan reality or examples of the most recent research conducted in geography. Today the SCG maintains geography not only as an academic matter but an important social asset for the development of our community.
Since the 1980s the SCG publishes Treballs de la Societat Catalana de Geografia that has become an important showcase of all the activities of this organization. On the other hand, the SCG has also undertaken a task of reedited classical works of Catalan Geographers. Please check our website for further information on our history, activities, membership and publications.
Societat Catalana de Geografia
Casa de Convalescència
Carrer del Carme, 47
Treballs de la Societat Catalana de Geografia
Treballs de la Societat Catalana de Geografia is a reference journal and is the main publication on Catalan geography. It has a section for articles, another one for publishing the lectures given at the Society, and a section with the activities of the Society. It covers human, regional as well as physical geography.
Published twice a year, since 1984.
Resum de Geografia de Catalunya
Resum de Geografia de Catalunya is part of a series of classical books on Catalan Geography.